EASY ACESS from DC to OLD TOWN

Did you know Alexandria was once part of Washington, DC? Just across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, you’ll find that Alexandria offers unexpected gems and an escape from the ordinary. Getting to Alexandria is easy. Hop on the Metro, take a scenic water taxi, ride a bike or take advantage of a short cab ride.

From Washington, DC to Old Town Alexandria

Old Town - King Street Station

Metro

Four metro stations in Alexandria and 40 stations in Washington, DC

Duration: ~20 minutes

Est. Cost: $3 (varies slightly by destination)

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Water Taxi to National Mall

Scenic Water Taxi

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and National Mall

Duration: ~30 minutes

Est. Cost: $16 one-way, $28 round-trip

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Lyft App

Rideshare (e.g., Uber/Lyft)

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and National Mall

Duration: ~15 minutes

Est. Cost: ~$11-$14 for uberX; ~$12-15 for Lyft (non-surge pricing)

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Alexandria Cab Company

Taxi

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and National Mall

Duration: ~15 minutes

Est. Cost: ~$20-26

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Carshare

Bike & Roll

Various locations throughout Alexandria and Washington, DC

Duration: ~45 Minutes

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Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare

Various locations throughout Alexandria and Washington, DC

Duration: ~45 minutes via the Mount Vernon Trail

Cost: $4

More information on fares and a map of bike stations

PARKING

Car

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and National Mall

Duration: ~15 minutes via the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway

Est. Cost: fuel ~$1.50; Parking $11-18 (all day garage) or $2.30/hour (meters)

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Metrobus

Metrobus

Various stops throughout Alexandria and Washington, DC

Duration: ~45 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes

Cost: ~$1.75-$7.00

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