Existing comment: Daily Parking Rates
Pay Per Exit
SmarTrip or credit cards accepted
Cash NOT accepted
$4.70 Parking Rate
$2.00 on Saturday
From February 5 - EXTENDED THROUGH 2018

[Fortunately, the $2.00 parking fee on Saturdays was dropped with the new year. However, there are still fees for special events as well as if you don't actually use the train. As explained on

Metro restores free customer parking on Saturdays

In response to customer feedback, Metro will eliminate Saturday parking fees for Metrorail customers beginning this weekend. A $2 fee had been implemented last February as part of a pilot program.

Riders who use Metrorail will park for free on Saturday, with the exception of designated regional or special events. During large-scale regional events such as Fourth of July, a Presidential Inauguration, marches or other events that draw large crowds Metro may still charge for parking on weekends or federal holidays under a new policy approved by Metro's Board of Directors effective this year.

Weekday parking fees and hours implemented during the pilot period will become permanent. This includes a reduced $3 parking rate at the West Falls Church and Landover Metrorail stations to encourage ridership.

Parking fees will be collected during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Individuals who park at Metro facilities but do not use the Metrorail system are charged a higher "non-rider fee" (ranging from $8.70-$10) at the following stations: Branch Ave, Greenbelt, Suitland, Huntington, Dunn Loring, Minnesota Ave, New Carrollton, Franconia-Springfield, Largo Town Center, Rhode Island Ave, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint. Metro may expand the use of "non-rider fees" in the future.

Metro is also planning to introduce new payment technology options such as mobile apps or online reservation systems to further improve customers' parking experience. ]
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