Parking lot filled with cars on the NIH campus. Parking lot on the NIH campusRichard Barnes, NIH

Visitor parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if at all possible, take public transportation. There is a Metro station on the NIH campus with shuttle bus service to the main buildings.

Short-term, metered parking and long term, attendant-controlled parking are available to visitors at a cost of $2 per hour for the first three hours or $12 per day. There is free, validated parking for patients and visitors to patients in the Clinical Center.

Visitor parking map

This page last reviewed on May 6, 2020