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Getting To & Around Alexandria, VA

Located just five miles south of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is minutes from Reagan National Airport and an easy commute to Dulles International Airport and Baltimore International Airport. The city is serviced by almost all of the major airline carriers, with over 300 nonstop destinations and 1,000 daily departures.  

Alexandria boasts easy access to major interstate highways and is served by four Metrorail stations, Amtrakwater taxi service and the free King Street Trolley running from Alexandria City Hall/Market Square to the King St - Old Town Metrorail station. Getting to and around Alexandria is easy! 

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Easily Accessible

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 to three blocks from the King St-Old Town Metrorail station to Alexandria City Hall/Market Square.
  • 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.
  • Group Tours & Charter Service: Alexandria offers plenty of group transportation options, from hop-on hop-off bus tours of the region to private guided tours to limousines.  

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.

Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria is accessible through three major airports, Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express and car. Once here, access major sites in Washington, D.C. via Metrorail, a scenic water taxi, a bike ride or take advantage of a short cab ride. Whether you're looking to travel on two wheels or four, by rail or on the trolley, Alexandria's transportation system can take you where you need to go.

Explore the Region
  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Reagan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: blue line Blue Line, yellow line Yellow Line
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Alexandria
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Explore the Neighborhoods
Discover historic Old Town, eclectic Del Ray, innovative Carlyle and the diverse West End
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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.
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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
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.
WEST END
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.
CARLYLE/EISENHOWER
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
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 Alexandria
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 Alexandria
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 Blue Line, yellow line Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
Discover historic Old Town, eclectic Del Ray, innovative Carlyle and the diverse West End
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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 Header
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
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.
WEST END
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.
CARLYLE/EISENHOWER
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
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 Alexandria
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 Alexandria
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.

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