Metro is a convenient way to get around the Washington, DC metropolitan area. You can explore the city and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs without the hassles of traffic and parking or the expense of gas.
Whether you are flying into one of the region's three major airports or riding the rails of Amtrak into Union Station, getting to the Metro bus and rail systems from these transportation hubs is easy. Arriving by car? Follow our simple driving directions for Metro stations near major highways.
Metro's Trip Planner lets you plan routes between two destinations, allowing you to optimize your trip itinerary based on your preferences. Suggested trip itineraries also include the fare, the estimated travel time, and any walking directions.
Metro operates parking facilities at 44 Metrorail stations. All 44 stations offer daily or hourly parking.
Reserved parking is offered in 36 stations and allows customers to purchase permits to park in reserved spaces.
For more information, go to our Parking at Metrorail Stations section.
The Metro Visitor's Kit is the definitive guide to helping you use Metro to get around the greater Washington, DC area. Among other brochures and publications providing comprehensive information, it features the Metro Pocket Guide (PDF, 1.15 MB), which provides you with the Metrorail system map, points of interest near Metrorail stations, and information on system hours, fares, and passes.
The SmarTrip® card allows you to travel seamlessly between Metrorail, Metrobus and other regional buses. Avoid the surcharge for paper farecards. Buy your SmarTrip® card online today.