Travel Options During Metro Improvements

The Washington, DC Metrorail will conduct system-wide improvements from June 2016 through March 2017 known as project “SafeTrack”.  This may impact travel to or from Alexandria, particularly during station closures from July 5-July 18.  Fortunately, there are many convenient ways to travel the seven miles between Washington and Alexandria.  Below is a quick summary of our favorite options.

For more information on the Metro SafeTrack Plan visit the WMATA website and download the MetroAlerts app for the most up-to-date information. Be sure to check the City of Alexandria page for updates and more information visit alexandriava.gov/SafeTrack.

 

From Alexandria to Washington, DC

Old Town - King Street Station

Metro (Note: July 5-18 no Yellow or Blue Line service from Alexandria-DC)

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

Duration: ~20 minutes (Possible Service Delays)

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

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Water Taxi to National Mall

Water Taxi

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and National Mall

Duration: ~30 minutes

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

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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)

More information on parking in Washington, DC.

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)

More information on Uber and Lyft

Alexandria Cab Company

Taxi

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and National Mall

Duration: ~15 minutes

Est. Cost: ~$20-26

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Carshare

Carshare

Various locations throughout Alexandria and Washington, DC

Duration: ~15 Minutes

Est. Cost: $10 per hour

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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

Metrobus

Metrobus

Various stops throughout Alexandria and Washington, DC

Duration: ~45 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes

Cost: ~$1.75-$7.00

More Information on schedules and fares

Virginia Railway Express

Virginia Railway Express (not available midday or weekends)

Connecting Alexandria Amtrak Station and Union Station in Washington, DC

Duration: 25 minutes

Cost: $6.75 one way, $13.50 for a day pass

More information on schedules and fares

From Alexandria to Ronald Reagan National Washington Airport

Old Town - King Street Station

Metro (Note: July 5-18 no Yellow or Blue Line service from Alexandria-DC)

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

Duration: ~10 minutes (Possible Service Delays)

Est. Cost: $2 (varies slightly by destination)

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Lyft App

Rideshare (e.g., Uber/Lyft)

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and Ronald Reagan National Washington Airport

Duration: ~10 minutes

Cost: ~$10-$14 for uberX; ~$11-14 for Lyft (non-surge pricing)

More information on Uber and Lyft

Alexandria Cab Company

Taxi

Connecting Old Town Alexandria and Ronald Reagan National Washington Airport

Duration: ~10 minutes

Cost: ~$13-$15

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