Metrorail (operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) is a piece of public transportation that can take you from Alexandria to downtown Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland. The King St-Old Town Metrorail station is located on King Street, Alexandria's main street for shopping, dining and the arts. Both Yellow Line and Blue Line trains stop at the King St-Old Town station.
The King St-Old Town Metrorail station is only a 25-minute walk from the waterfront at the East end of King Street. You can also take the Free King Street Trolley along the length of King Street, from the Metrorail station to wherever you need to go, and back.
In addition to the King St-Old Town Metrorail station, Alexandria is serviced by three other stations: Braddock Road, Eisenhower Ave, and Van Dorn Street. (Van Dorn Street station is closed weekends and selected weekdays through March 2021.) To get to downtown D.C. from Alexandria, take the Yellow Line toward Greenbelt or Fort Totten, or take the Blue Line toward Largo Town Center or Stadium-Armory. Check out the Metrorail system map and WMATA's official trip planner to plot the best route to your destination.
Monday - Friday: 5:00am - 11:59pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:59pm
- Try to avoid purchasing cards or adding funds during rush hour periods in the morning and evening.
- Stand to the right and walk to the left when using station escalators. (Elevators are also available.)
- Check out the digital overhead boards for information about the next trains servicing your station. The destination listed on the board is that of the final stop in the direction the train is headed.