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New Visitor Parking Lot on Bethesda Campus Opens March 1​​​

Great news for our visitors! A new visitor parking lot (Lot 18) opens Wednesday, March 1. If you are expecting visitors to the NIH main campus after Tuesday, February 28, please notify them of the following important changes.


  • Lot 18 Visitor Parking offers an additional 104 parking spaces- and is to be used by visitors in lieu of Lot 4A (valet parking only) and in addition to MLP-11.
  • It is located adjacent to Lot 42, across from Building 41 and will be available Monday-Friday, 6:00 am through 9:00 pm.
  • The hourly rate is $2.00 for the first hour, $4.00 for the first two (2) hours, and $6.00 for the first three (3) hours. Beyond three hours is considered “all day," which costs $12.00.
  • The lot will be serviced by the NIH Campus and Campus Limited shuttle routes. A shuttle stop has been added to this location for the convivence of our visitors. Visit the Shuttle Service webpage for shuttle schedules.

Map of Bethesda campus showing routes to get to the new Lot 18.


Visit the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Visitor Parking webpage for more information or contact Sean Cullinane by email or at 301-496-9621.


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