Accessibility & Transportation

Located just five miles south of Washington, D.C., this waterfront city is located minutes from Reagan National Airport and it’s an easy commute to Dulles International Airport and Baltimore International Airport. Serviced by most all of the major and economy carriers, with over 300 nonstop destinations and 1,000 daily departures, getting to and from Alexandria is easy.

Alexandria boasts easy access to major interstate highways and is served by four Metrorail stations, Amtrak and water taxi service. In Alexandria, getting around is easy! AAA selected Alexandria as one of the "Ten Most Walkable Cities" in the country, while Prevention Magazine ranked it as the "Best Walking City in Virginia." Or, hop on and off the free King Street Trolley running from the King Street Metro to the Alexandria waterfront.

Couple on Water Taxi

Easily Accessible

  • 3 miles to Reagan National Airport (airlines serving; nonstop destinations)
  • 5 miles to Washington, D.C.
  • 5 miles to National Harbor and MGM Casino
  • 8 miles to Capitol Hill
  • 8 miles to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center
  • 33 miles to Washington Dulles International Airport (airlines serving; nonstop destinations)
  • 43 miles to Baltimore/Washington Intl. Airport (airlines serving)
  • Four Metrorail stations
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle service to Regan National Airport
  • Free King Street Trolley
  • Water taxi to several locations in D.C. and National Harbor

Getting Here:

  • Maps & Directions: See driving directions and maps of the area.
  • Airports: Alexandria is serviced by three airports, with Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport only 10-15 minutes away.
  • Trains: Our Amtrak station is centrally located by the King St-Old Town Metrorail station.
  • Motorcoach Resources: Information on parking and where to load and unload.

Getting Around:

  • Walk King Street
  • Free King Street Trolley: Stops every two blocks from the King St-Old Town Metrorail station to the Potomac waterfront.
  • Metrorail & Bus: Public transportation that will take you around Alexandria and into DC.
  • Bikes & Boats: Rent a bike or take to the Potomac on a riverboat cruise or water taxi.
  • Taxis & Carshare: No need to bring your own car; get one in Alexandria or find out how to get a cab.
  • Parking: You'll find plenty of street and garage parking in Old Town, plus free parking in Del Ray and many other parts of the City.
  • Limousine & Charter Service: Perfect for large groups or traveling in style.

Flight Times to Alexandria

  • From: Atlanta: 2 hours
  • From: Boston: 1:15 hours
  • From: Chicago: 2 hours
  • From: Dallas: 2 hours
  • From: Los Angeles: 5:15 hours
  • From Miami: 2:30 hours
  • From: New York: 1 hour

Drive Times to Alexandria

  • Baltimore: 37 miles
  • Philadelphia: 133 miles
  • Pittsburgh: 221 miles
  • Richmond, VA: 106 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA: 158 miles

Easy Access from Alexandria to Washington D.C.

Did you know Alexandria was once part of Washington, DC? Just across the Potomac from the nation’s capital getting to downtown D.C. is easy. Hop on the Metro, take a scenic water taxi, ride a bike or take advantage of a short cab ride. Learn more.

Explore the Region
  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Reagan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
Alexandria
Explore the Region
Explore the Neighborhoods
Discover historic Old Town, eclectic Del Ray, innovative Carlyle and the diverse West End
Image Map West End Alexandria Del Ray Alexandria Carlyle/Eisenhower Alexandria Old Town Alexandria
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Explore the Region
  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Reagan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
Discover historic Old Town, eclectic Del Ray, innovative Carlyle and the diverse West End
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Extras