Parking in Alexandria VA

With street parking, lots and garages in Old Town just steps from independent restaurants, shops and hotels, parking in Alexandria is easy. Parking is free in many parts of the city, including Del Ray. Visitors to Old Town will find 22 parking garages and lots, many as low as $5 a day, as well as metered street parking on and just off of King Street.

Summer Parking Discount

Throughout the summer, enjoy discounted parking at City-owned garages and surface lots. The price after 5 p.m. weekdays, and all day on weekends, will be a flat rate of $2 (Courthouse Square Garage will be even cheaper, at $1). Note, the discounts do not apply to metered street parking or to private garages or lots. Park for $2 at these locations:

  • Thompson’s Alley Garage (10 Thompson’s Alley)
  • North Union Street Garage (220 N. Union Street)
  • Market Square Garage (108 N. Fairfax Street )
  • Courthouse Square Garage (111 S. Pitt Street)
  • Cameron Saint Asaph Lot (517 Cameron Street)
  • Henry Patrick Lot (116 S. Henry Street)
  • Union Station (110 Callahan Drive)

For a map of all Old Town garages and lots, please visit the City’s Parking page.

Street Parking

Parking meters in Old Town and Carlyle are free after 9 p.m., on Sundays and on state holidays. Del Ray offers free parking. Throughout Old Town, visitors will find metered street parking for two- and three-hour limits. Metered spots are located throughout Old Town. Some streets feature meter stations that accept credit cards and coins while other streets accept app-only payment. Additionally, free two- and three-hour spaces are located just a few blocks off King Street (north of Cameron Street or south of Duke Street).

ParkMobile Parking App

Paying for metered spots in Alexandria is easy with ParkMobile. The app allows users to start and stop their parking sessions, meaning you’ll only pay for the time you are actually parked. The same system is used in Washington, D.C.,  Arlington County, Montgomery County and Prince George's County. Simply download the app, create an account and then, when parking, look for the zone number on the blue “P” signs or on a pay station and start your session. Note: Parking time limits still apply so if you are in a spot with a two-hour limit you will need to move your vehicle before adding more time to your session.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking is free for up to four hours at single- and multi-space meters. In addition, individuals with a handicapped license plate or hangtag can park more than twice the time posted on signs in time-restricted parking zones.

Garage Parking

There are 16 parking garages throughout Old Town from the waterfront to the King Street Metro. See the listings below for addresses, hours and rates. Many garages and lots offer great rates such as a maximum of $5 after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

TIP! Located centrally in Old Town by City Hall and the Alexandria Visitor Center, the Market Square Garage (108 N. Fairfax Street) is just $5 all day on Saturdays and Sundays, $5 weekdays after 5 p.m., and $2.50 per hour or $10 all day on weekdays before 5 p.m. Plus, parking in the garage is free during the Old Town Farmers’ Market each Saturday until noon.