City of Alexandria, VA
Motorcoach, Tour Bus & School Bus Information
Alexandria welcomes motorcoaches, tour buses and school bus trips! Buses are allowed on most streets in the City except cobblestone streets or those posted with “no truck traffic” signs.
If you need more information about motorcoach, tour and school bus travel in Alexandria, please call the Alexandria Visitors Center at (703) 746-3313 between 10 am and 8 pm.
A 24-hour information hotline is available at 703.746.4020.
To report motorcoach parking or traffic violations, call the Police Non-Emergency line at 703.838.4444.
There are six primary loading and unloading areas in Old Town Alexandria:
Motorcoach parking in Alexandria is allowed at designated locations only. Some spaces in historic Old Town Alexandria require a free parking permit which must be obtained in advance; paid short-term parking is also available. Additional free, unreserved parking locations are available within three miles of Old Town. Idling while parked is not allowed.
Short-Term 4 hour parking with a free permit is available at the following locations:
Short-term 10 hour parking before 11:00 pm for a flat-fee of $10 is available at the following location:
7 Unreserved, free (first-come, first-served) parking spaces are available within 2 miles of historic Old Town on the 400 block of Swann Avenue.
All motorcoaches staying for a period of 24 hours or more are required to park at the George Washington Masonic Memorial (101 Callahan Drive). Overnight parking at the Masonic Memorial requires a $35 permit and must be obtained in advance on-line or from the Alexandria Visitors Center at (703) 746-3313.
Long-term (4 to 14 hour) parking is available at the Masonic Memorial for a flat fee of $10 and must be obtained in advance on-line or from the Alexandria Visitors Center at (703) 746-3313.
The City of Alexandria enforces several simple rules for motorcoaches, tour buses and school buses: