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George Washington University’s main Foggy Bottom campus is in the heart of the city, walkable from some of the most significant Washington, D.C. attractions. The downtown location makes it easily accessible, with plenty of parking options in and around the campus. The private university is the “largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia,” housing various graduate and undergraduate schools covering arts, sciences, law, business, and more.

The majority of the GWU residential halls are also located in Foggy Bottom. The Kennedy Center, IMF, World Bank, the White House, the State Department, and several embassies are only blocks away from this historic university campus. Considering its proximity to highly visited D.C. monuments, museums, and official buildings, GWU parking could be challenging if you decide to simply drive up to a parking lot on campus or around it.

Plenty of street parking spaces are available too – however, you need to be careful about restrictions such as permit requirements and time limits. Pre-book a GWU parking garage space to avoid all these hassles and get the lowest rates when booking on a parking app or website like You’ll find the best deals at top-rates parking lots within walking distance of GWU schools, official buildings, and residence halls.

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GWU parking garage rates

Location Rate  
1875 Pennsylvania Ave NW Parking$12 - $20 / Day
1801 Pennsylvania Ave NW Parking$10 - $20 / Day
2021 K Street NW Valet Parking $10 - $22 / Day
Washington Square Parking$11 - $21 / Day
1325 18th St Garage Parking$11 - $25 / Day
1717 Rhode Island Ave NW Parking$5 - $18 / Day
1030 15th St NW Parking$12 - $20 / Day
1099 14th St NW Parking$5 - $18 / Day
1100 G Street NW Parking$10 - $21 / Day
1500 Arlington Blvd$22 / Day

GWU parking FAQs

Where can I find George Washington University parking?

GWU Parking Services manage 24 garages and parking lots at the Foggy Botton campus; only a few of these are open to visitors for hours and daily rates. A monthly or debit GWU parking pass is available for faculty/staff and GWU student parking. Not all on-campus parking garages are open 24x7; however, you can park overnight at GWU. Overnight and monthly parking is also available at off-campus parking garages in the neighborhood. You’ll also find affordable hourly and daily parking at Foggy Bottom parking lots, along with metered and free on-street parking spots. It’s easier to find GWU parking online than driving around looking for a spot at the last minute – use a parking app or website to find the best deals.

How much does GWU parking cost?

Hourly rates at GWU parking garages open to visitors are $10 and go up to a daily maximum of $23 - $26. Weekend and evening (5 pm to 2 am) maximum rate is $12 - $14. On average, off-campus parking garages charge $10 - $15 an hour, but you’ll get lower rates if you pre-book a parking spot online. Metered street parking near GWU generally costs around $2 an hour, with two-hour maximum parking limits.

Is there any free GWU parking in Foggy Bottom?

Free street parking spots could be available on F Street, G Street, New Hampshire Avenue, 25th Street, and I Street. Always check parking signs for permit requirements and other restrictions that could get you a parking ticket for illegal parking. Finding free parking at Foggy Bottom parking lots or an on-campus GWU parking garage is not possible. But you will find affordable parking lot deals on parking apps and websites that can help you save a few bucks.

How can I find an affordable GWU parking garage?

Use a parking app or website to find all the top-rated parking facilities in and around GWU – compare rates, amenities, user reviews, and more to pick a suitable spot. Don’t forget to look for parking coupons, promo codes, early-bird rates, and discounts applicable on online reservations. Booking a parking spot in advance will get you a guaranteed garage space at the lowest rates.

GWU parking tips

GWU parking lots at the University Student Center, Elliott School, and Ambulatory Care Center are not open 24 hours.

Touchless ticket dispensers are available at GWU campus garages and parking lots. Visitors can just wave their hands across the sensor for a parking entry pass.

G Street Garage is the closest parking facility for Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. You can enter from both 20th Street and 21st Street, between F and G streets.

George Washington University Hospital and the Medical Faculty Associates visitors can use the Ambulatory Care Center Garage on I Street, between 21st and 22nd streets.

University Student Center Garage is on H Street, between 21st and 22nd streets.

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