Alexandria Maps & Transportation

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.

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: The main thoroughfare in Old Town, bustling King Street is a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America.

  • 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 D.C. Note: Alexandria’s Metrorail stations will be closed for renovation in the summer of 2019 (Memorial Day through  Labor Day). Special shuttles will be available during this time.
  • Water Taxis: Skip the traffic and dock just steps from the Wharf, Georgetown, the National Mall, Nationals Stadium or National Harbor.
  • Bikes: Rent a bike and pedal along the waterfront to George Washington’s Mount Vernon or into D.C.  
  • 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.
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  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Reagan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
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Alexandria
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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
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.
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