Motorcoach Information

Here you will find important motorcoach information for the State of Virginia and the Historic Triangle.

Motorcoach Drivers  |  Vehicle Registration
Colonial National Historical Park Service Information  |  Parking Information 

 


 

Motorcoach Drivers

Help yourself and the environment at the same time!  The Williamsburg area offers several locations for motorcoach drivers to park and relax. Forget idling on the street corner. Head over to one of the locations listed below for a chance to unwind while your tour group visits the local attractions.

 

Colonial Williamsburg

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation partnered with Penske Trucking to develop a new facility for the Foundation’s expanding fleet of buses and trucks. Built in 2005, this new building includes a bus driver lounge (with a full kitchen, restrooms and cable tv) and service area which offers retail fuel and light maintenance. Located at 7239 Pocahontas Trail in Williamsburg. 757-565-2921. Click here for more information about this partnership. Map the location here.

 

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Enjoy the action-packed fun of the park with the rest of your group!  Motorcoach drivers receive free admission!  Ride the coasters, see the shows, enjoy the food, or simply sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Be sure to park in the ENGLAND LOT. 800-343-7946

Below you will find information about motorcoach parking for local attractions.

 


 

Vehicle Registration

Division of Motor Vehicles
Motor Carrier Department
IRP Processing Center
2300 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Call 804-249-5130

One time application fee of $50.00, plus $3.00 per vehicle per year.

 

Full-Service Wash/Sweeping/Mopping/Dumping
Penske Bus Service Center
7239 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Call 757-565-2921

 


 

Colonial National Historical Park Service Information

 

Special Note Concerning the Colonial Parkway

The National Park Service (Colonial National Historical Park) requires a permit for commericial vehicles on the Colonial Parkway, part of the Colonial National Historical Park. A one-day permit ($3.00) is available at Historic Jamestowne or the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Annual permits are also available. Student educational groups may qualify for a waiver. Please call 757-229-1282 for more information.

 

Vehicle Size Restrictions:

Colonial Parkway
Single axel vehicles – 10 tons of maximum weight
Double axel vehicles – 15 tons of maximum weight
Jamestown Island Tour Roads – 5 tons of maximum weight
Yorktown Battlefield East and West Tour Roads – 5 tons of maximum weight

 

Height Restrictions:

Colonial Parkway
C&O Railroad Bridge (Lafayette Street) – 12.5 feet maximum height
All other overpasses on the Colonial Parkway – 13.5 feet
Capitol Landing Road Bridge – 13 feet maximum height
Williamsburg Tunnel* – 14.75 feet

For additional information, contact the Colonial National Historical Park Service, Division of Protection, at 757-898-2427.

*The Williamsburg Tunnel is closed to bicycles and pedestrians at all times.

 


 

Parking Information

 

Busch Gardens

All motorcoaches are to park in the ENGLAND LOT. This is complimentary for all vehicles containing 15 or more passengers. Bus Drivers receive free admission to the park (only valid on the day of the group visit). Call 800-343-7946 for more information.

 

Colonial Williamsburg

Ample parking is available at the Visitors Center. All buses going to the Group Arrivals Building or the Visitors Center should enter from Route 60 (Bypass Road).

The bus waiting area by the Group Arrivals Building is for on and off bus loading (15 minutes). Long-term bus loading is available northeast of the Group Arrivals Buiding  and also on First Street off of Capitol Landing Road.

After 5:00 p.m., Tavern bus parking is available on the corner of Botetourt and Franklin Street.

Additional On and Off bus loading (15 minutes) in the Historic Area are found at the following locations:

  • Waller Street
  • Francis Street
  • Nassau Street (DeWitt Wallace Museum)

You may view a map of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area to find the above locations. For more information, call 757-229-1000 or 800-HISTORY.

 

Historic Yorktown & Riverwalk Landing

Along Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, motorcoach pulloffs are available for easy unloading. Convenient motorcoach parking is offered at the National Park Service from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the York County Administration building from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To view an area map of Historic Yorktown, please click here. For more information, call 757-890-3525.

 

Yankee Candle

Please refer to the map below for motorcoach parking information. For any additional questions, call 877-616-6510.

Water Country USA

When buses go through the toll plaza, they are directed to the far left area of the parking lot (the lot is a big square, nothing too complicated). Bus drivers should follow the drive all the way to the left and park there. Call 800-343-7946 for more information.