Knott’s Berry Farm Parking 

The Parking lots at Knott’s Berry Farm open approximately one hour before the park opens.

If the Knott’s Berry Farm opening time is 10 am, the parking lots will open around 9 am.

Knott’s Berry Farm parking is available at two locations—the ‘Grand lot’ and the ‘shopping and dining lot’.

The ‘Grand lot’ is only a few minutes walk away from the park’s entrance, while the shopping and dining lot is a bit closer. 

Free parking at Knott’s Berry Farm is only available at the ‘shopping and dining lot’ under certain conditions.

However, to spend the day at the theme park, you must only park at the ‘Grand lot’.

The shopping and dining lot is reserved for people visiting the California Marketplace.

Knott’s Berry Farm parking price differs for cars and RVs. 

Below are the Knott’s Berry Farm car parking prices for different vehicles and lots.

Parking lot Price 
Grand Lot$25 per vehicle (car and motorcycle)
$30 per vehicle (RV and bus)
Shopping and Dining LotFree for the first hour
 $10 for every additional half-hour ($35 maximum price)

 If you lose your Knott’s Berry Farm car parking ticket, you must pay $35.

Knott’s Berry Farm car parking hours

Knott’s Berry Farm car parking hours
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Parking lot Opening hours
Grand LotOpens: 9 am or an hour before the theme park opening
Closes: 6 pm or theme park closing
Shopping and Dining Lot9 am or an hour before the theme park opening
Closes: 6 pm or theme park closing

Knott’s Berry Farm opening hours vary from season to season; the usual hours are 10 am to 6 pm. 

During weekends and holidays, the park stays open till 10 pm, and so do the parking lots.

Knott’s Berry Farm Car Parking

Knott’s Berry Farm Car Parking
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The standard Knott’s Berry Farm car parking fee for cars and motorcycles is $25 per vehicle and is the most basic and cheapest option available. 

The ‘Grand Lot,’ which is a 5 to 10-minute walk from the main gate, offers all-day parking and is the ideal Knott’s Berry Farm car parking lot. 

You can also pre-pay parking charges at Knott’s Berry Farm through their official website to save money and time later.

When you reach the park, you must show the fee receipt to the park attendant, and they will let you through in seconds.

Note that Knott’s parking cost will likely vary during special events such as Knott’s Scary Farm and Knott’s Merry Farm.

Knott’s Berry Farm car parking pass is available for those who purchase a Season pass. Single-day or multi-day tickets do not include a parking pass.

RV Parking at Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s offers RV and bus parking for $30 per vehicle.

On Knott’s official website, you can prepay for RV parking just like regular parking.

Shopping and Dining Lot

Shopping and Dining Lot
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If you want to have dinner or shop at the California Marketplace, you can take advantage of the one-hour complimentary parking at the Shopping and Dining Lot.

However, the charge for each additional 30 minutes after the initial hour of free parking is $10. The daily maximum parking price, doubles as the lost ticket fee, is $35.

You will also get an additional two hours of parking if you spend more than $25 at any California Marketplace restaurants or retail stores. 

To qualify for these two additional free hours, you must validate your parking ticket and save your purchase receipt. 

You will be charged for the extra hours if your parking ticket needs to be validated.

Secure your priority access and skip the hassle of waiting in line at the gate with the convenient skip the line Knott’s Berry Farm ticket.

Season Long Parking

Season Long Parking
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If you purchase a Season Pass for the park, you can add Season Parking.

At a fixed fee of around $80, season-long parking will give you access to the Knott’s parking lot for the whole season. 

Remember, the season-long parking is not available for single-day or multi-day tickets and only as an add-on to a season pass.

Season Long Parking is an excellent buy if you want to visit Knott’s Berry Farm multiple times in one season.

All-season parking is only available in the Grand Lot. 

Re-entry into Knott’s parking lot is not allowed for all-season or single-day parking passes.

Handicap Parking

Handicap Parking
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The Shopping and Dining Lot offers all-day parking for people with a disabled placard.

The parking fee is the regular vehicle single-day parking rate of $25. 

All-season parking is also available for those with a disabled placard at the Shopping and Dining Lot.

Knott’s Berry Farm parking discounts

One way to get a discount on Knott’s Berry Farm parking price is to pre-pay your fee on Knott’s official website.

The on-gate parking fee is more than the fee you pre-pay online, thus saving you money.  

Buying the Platinum Pass is another way to get free general parking throughout the year. 

If you want to visit the theme and water park, you can purchase the Platinum Pass for around $37 per month.

However, you only need one Platinum Pass to get free parking. 

If one person in your vehicle has the Platinum Pass, even if you have a different pass or single-day ticket, you will still get free parking for the day.


Here are a few frequently asked questions about Knott’s Berry Farm parking.

How much is parking at Knott’s Berry Farm?

If you want to park on-site, you must pay a parking fee at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Knott’s Berry Farm parking costs approximately $25 for cars and motorcycles and $30 for RVs and buses. 

Does Knott’s Berry Farm have free parking?

Knott’s Berry Farm car parking ticket for the Shopping and Dining Lot is free for the first hour. You can park at the lot if you visit only the California Marketplace.

After the first hour of free parking at Knott’s Berry Farm, it costs $10 per additional half-hour of parking. The maximum daily cost of parking at the Shopping and Dining Lot is $35. 

Is handicap parking free at Knott’s Berry Farm?

Handicap parking at Knott’s Berry Farm is available at the Shopping and Dining Lot.

The parking is free for the first hour and $10 after every additional 30 minutes, with a maximum charge of $35.

Where to park car at Knotts Berry Farm?

Knott’s Berry Farm offers two main parking lots.

You must park in the Grand Lot if you visit the theme park at Knott’s. If you only visit the California Marketplace, you can park at the Shopping and Dining Lot.
Follow the Knott’s Berry Farm car parking directions to reach the parking lot.

How does Knott’s parking pass work?

For only $85, you can add parking to your 2023 Knott’s Season Pass.

This will be good for general or RV parking on any day that Knott’s Berry Farm is open to the general public through December 31, 2023.

This all-season parking permit is also good for parking at Knott’s Scary Farm.

The parking pass can be purchased at the park without a processing fee, but you won’t be able to use a payment plan.

Adding the parking pass online will incur an additional processing fee.

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