"Drive and park at Outlying Metro Stations" Top 5 Page for this destination Driving / Parking Tip by Ewingjr98

Driving / Parking, Washington D.C.: 36 reviews and 39 photos


If you don't want to fight traffic in town and struggle to find a parking spot, a great alternative is to drive to one of the stations outside of the city and take the Metro in to town. My last visit, I parked at Cheverly, Maryland, and enjoyed the 20-minute ride to the city center. Cheverly and the other Metro parking areas recently implemented the SmarTrip card system to pay for parking. A SmarTrip card costs $5 and strores up to $300 in value. It has a special RF chip embedded in the card that allows you to swipe it across a sensor, rather than inserting a paper ticket in the slot. Ahhh technology... no waste, no moving parts. SmarTrip cards are also in use on the buses and the Metro.

Many stations, particularly outside of the city offer daily parking, but only a few offer any long-term, or even overnight, parking areas. Check the DC Metro's website.

Mode: TO
Type: Subway/Metro

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2008
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