Motorcoaches are always welcome in OC.

Find out why thousands of motorcoach tours find Ocean City, Maryland, so welcoming–starting with our easy permit process and personal attention.

oceancitymarylandmotorcoach.jpgGeneral Rules and Regulations

Bus parking is prohibited on public ways or streets at all times between May 15 and September 10. Commercial vehicles are prohibited in residential neighborhoods and where posted.

Inlet/Boardwalk Pick-up and Drop-off

Follow the signs to the Inlet Parking Area. Buses are allowed 30 minutes to board and discharge passengers in the lane next to the Tram Center. Please note that buses are not allowed to park in the Inlet Parking Area after June 1.

Bus Permits

oceancitymarylandmotorcoach2.jpgBuses must display an Ocean City Permit when entering the city limits between May 15 and September 10. Permits are free when parking with a Convention and Visitors Bureau business or hospitality member. We will guide you through the easy process and be happy to send you maps, guides or brochures for your group. To apply for a bus permit, please contact Lisa Osman at 410-723-8618 or

Click Here to Access Bus Permit Application.


If you are staying at or patronizing a hotel, restaurant or attraction you will most likely park there. However, the following full-day parking options are available. Please note that you need to call ahead for permission or permitting and that this does not guarantee a reserved space. Processing fees may apply.

First Presbyterian Church on 13th Street 410-289-9340

West Ocean City Park and Ride 410-289-2800

This is a large municipal lot just outside the city. Cross the U.S. 50 bridge westbound, then look for the lot on your left, at 12848 Ocean Gateway. You can park in the oversized area (with a permit issued by Dept of Tourism/CVB 410-289-2800). Permit processing fee $10. We have public restrooms, and provide all-day shuttle service back to Ocean City for just $1 per boarding or $3 per day. (This is a seasonal lot.) For more information on the West Ocean City Park and Ride, click here. Please, there is to be no running of motors at the West OC Park & Ride facility. We strive to be good neighbors to surrounding residents.

Please call us at 410-723-8618 or 289-2800 to apply for permit. Parking on private lots is free with permission, but a permit is still required May 15 - September 10.

Please click here to view a map of the West Ocean City Park & Ride facility with parking instructions for oversized vehicles and buses.

Special Springfest/Sunfest Information

The Inlet Parking Area is not available to buses during Springfest and Sunfest. To drop off your passengers, head south toward the Inlet on Philadelphia Avenue, making sure that you're in one of the two left lanes. At the intersection of Philadelphia and Baltimore avenues, the police will direct you north on Baltimore toward Trimper's Amusements, where you can drop your passengers off near the carousel. From there, it's a very short block to the Sunfest Activities.

To park your bus, take U.S. 50 west over the bridge to the West Ocean City Park and Ride. Use the oversized parking area, then feel free to take the shuttle back to town to enjoy Sunfest yourself. Tickets are $1 per trip or $3 per day, and the shuttle runs all day. Please note that Ocean City strives to be a green city, so we ask you please not run your motor while you're parked in this area.

Any questions?

Is you need a permit or need more information on motorcoach permits & parking in Ocean City, give us a call at 410-723-8618 or 289-2800, or