EASY ACCESS from DC to OLD TOWN

Located within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria is so close to the nation’s capital that it used to be part of it. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., you’ll find that Alexandria offers unexpected gems and an escape from the ordinary. Getting to Alexandria is easy. Hop on the MetroRail, take a scenic water taxi or boat cruise, ride a bike or take advantage of a short cab, Uber or Lyft 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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Bike and Roll

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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