How to Get to Busch Gardens Williamsburg from Richmond

Busch Gardens Williamsburg from Richmond

Are you looking for a fun weekend getaway with family and friends. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA is the perfect destination any time of the year. From an end of summer visit to Halloween and Christmas visit, Busch Gardens has exciting events during all the seasons. Looking to plan a visit, but not sure which is the best way to get there? You’re search is over as there are many ways to get there with friends, family, or groups for great prices. 



Bus Tickets and Public Transportation to Busch Gardens 

It’s very affordable to get to Busch Gardens by Greyhound Bus from Richmond. The ticket prices range anywhere from $25 to $40 and it will take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. You will take a Greyhound Bus from Richmond straight to Williamsburg. Once you arrive in Williamsburg, you can take bus number 1 and walk the last 15 minutes. An easier approach to Busch Gardens is to take a 7 minute cab or Uber ride from Williamsburg that will cost approximately $13. Just make sure to plan your bus trip accordingly, as most of the buses run hourly. See more here:


Let’s start off with the fastest and cheapest option; driving your car. Busch Gardens is only about 56 miles away from Richmond, VA and the car ride will take you approximately 1 hour.  Use this for GPS

Busch Gardens Parking

There are 5 parking lots on site all named after different countries (England, Italy, France, Ireland, and Germany). For 1 day parking, it costs anywhere from $20 to $30 depending on your parking preference; general or preferred.

  • Busch Garden Parking Address & GPS Link:

Busch Gardens pay To Park, Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185. 

Groups - Consider to rent a bus from

If you are traveling with a big group, usually over 20, a great option would be to rent a charter bus or a school bus to take your group back and forth from the park. The great part about chartering a bus is you get picked up and dropped off right at your doorstep. provides accurate and affordable quotes according to your needs during your trip, such as custom stopovers, restrooms, with options for WiFi, power outlets, and much more. Instead of having to do intensive research on different kinds of charter buses you can get multiple offers from saving you time researching different bus charter options as the website platform allows you see and compare all the different charter bus companies. To make things even easier for you, BookBuses takes care of all the details. All you have to do is book a bus and wait for the day it arrives! Visit or call (646) 801 6280 to speak to one of our travel soecialists on about the different bus possibilities for your group event.

Here is a quick comparison of the cost to bring a Group to Busch Gardens from Richmond.

Group Transportation Price Comparison from Richmond to Busch Gardens

Greyhound Bus Tickets Charter Bus Door to Door Charter Bus Cost Per Person
Single Seats Round Trip $75 -- --
30 Passengers $2,250 $900 - $1,450 $30 - $60
50 Passengers $3,750 $1,150 - $1,550 $25 - $34
Travel Time Each Way 2 Hours 1 Hours 1 Hours

*All prices are estimates and may vary over time

Group Discounts & Group Pricing Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Group Pricing

Busch Gardens offers a great discount for groups of 15 to 75! By purchasing the tickets online, you will save $28 per ticket. Just make sure you purchase the tickets at least 2 days prior to your visit. For additional group information and discounts, you can call Busch Gardens group sales specialist at (757) 253-3404 or submit your request online here.

Discount on Multiple Days

Busch Gardens offers one day and multi-day tickets. Tickets are usually $90 for one day, $110 for 2 day, and $120 for 3 day. Right now, you can save 50% on one day tickets when you buy your tickets online by September 30 and visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg by October 28. For multi-day tickets, you can currently save $30 when you buy online and visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg for two or three days. Check out Busch Gardens website for additional ticket specials throughout the season. 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Hours

Busch Gardens hours change based on the seasons. The park is usually closed during the week in the Fall, but is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, 10pm or 12am depending on the day and park events and shows. Visit Busch Gardens website to view their monthly calendars for more accurate times and special seasonal events! 

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

During December the park is open longer for Busch Gardens Christmas town and is open most days from 2pm - 10pm. The town offers holiday shopping, Santa Claus, Christmas holiday show and an abundance of Christmas lights. See more here.


How far is Busch Garden from Virginia Beach?

About 1-1.5 hours drive. There is really no good options for public transportation.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Address: 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185