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Getting Around


Alexandria is served by all major domestic and international airlines at:



  • The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (known as Amtrak), operates heavy rail service across the United States.
  • Alexandria is served by its own Amtrak station (adjacent to the King Street Metrorail Station).
  • For routes and reservations, visit or call 800-USA-RAIL.


  • Metrorail is a subway system operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), known as Metro.
  • Alexandria has four convenient Metrorail stations:  
  • Metrorail stations open at 5 a.m. on weekdays and at 7 a.m. on weekends.
  • Metrorail closes at midnight from Sunday through Thursday and at 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Holiday hours and routes may vary.
  • When traveling late at night, be sure to check the scheduled departure time for the last train. At many stations, the last train departs before system closing time (12 a.m. or 3 a.m.), so it is important that you allow enough time to enter the system and board the train. Last train departure times are posted at each station kiosk.
  • Metrorail system maps are available in a variety of formats.  To create a personalized trip plan, use Metro's Trip Planner.

Virginia Railway Express 

  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE) offers commuter rail service from the suburbs of Northern Virginia to downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Alexandria is served by its own VRE station (adjacent to the King Street Metrorail Station), which is on VRE's Manassas Line and Fredericksburg Line.
  • For schedule information, visit or call 800-RIDE-VRE.




  • DASH is the local bus service operated by the Alexandria Transit Company.
  • For schedule and route information, visit or call 703-746-DASH.

King Street Trolley 

  • For information on the Free King Street Trolley please click HERE 


  • Greyhound national bus service stops in Springfield at the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station, just one station south of Alexandria.
  • For schedule information, visit or call 800-231-2222.




  • For information on Biking and Walking please click HERE 



  • The City of Alexandria is home to several Zipcar carsharing spaces.  For more information please click HERE 
  • Through the Carshare Alexandria! program, the City of Alexandria provides a monetary incentive to residents and businesses to encourage use of carsharing services in the City.


Old Town Transit Shop

The Old Town Transit Shop is your connection for Passes, Tokens, SmarTrip cards, schedule and transit information for all bus, rail, and train service to the Washington Metro area.

Conveniently located directly across from the King Street Metro:

1775-C Duke St. (next to the Embassy Suites)
Open Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


301 King St., Room 4100
Alexandria, Va 22314
Fax: 703.519.3356

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.