Metro to Events

Tips for Riding Metro to Events

  • Buy multiple farecards more quickly and easily by using the Passes/Farecards machine at Metrorail stations.
  • Buy round-trip fare when first entering the system.
  • Keep farecards clean and dry so they will work on the return trip home.
  • When attending events at the Verizon Center, use other Metrorail stations in the vicinity, including Metro Center, Judiciary Square, and Archives.
  • Listen to station and train announcements. Check the final destination displayed on the side of the train to be sure you're boarding the right train.

For more information on riding Metrorail or Metrobus, call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780.

Venues

Nationals Park | Wolf Trap | FedEx Field | Verizon Center |
RFK Stadium
| Patriot Center | Smith Center | Strathmore

Nationals logo

Nationals Park, located in southeast Washington along the Anacostia River, is the home of the Washington Nationals. For season schedules and stadium and ticket information, visit the Washington Nationals website. For more information about taking Metro to Nationals Park, see the Go Metro! Go Nats! Web page.

Metrorail Service

Nationals Park is only a half-block walk from the Navy Yard-Ballpark station on the Green line. The Nationals Ballpark entrance (West entrance) will be exit-only, starting three hours before games, and entrance-only after games. During games, the Navy Yard Station New Jersey Ave entrance (East entrance) should be used by riders traveling in the opposite direction of the crowds.

Metrobus Service

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Parking at a Metro Station

There are over 57,000 parking spaces available for $5 or less. For current pricing, go to our Parking section. Parking is free on weekends and federal holidays.

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Wolf Trap logo image

Wolf Trap, in Vienna, VA, is home to a wide array of year-round performances and educational programs. Visit the Wolf Trap website for a complete events calendar and ticket information. Metro service is provided for performances at the Filene Center during the performance season, which runs from late May to September.

Ride Metro to Wolf Trap

  1. Take Metrorail's Orange Line, any of the convenient Metrobus Routes (3B, 28A, and 28B) or drive to the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station. Parking is free at the station on weekends and holidays and on weeknights when you leave the station after 10 pm.
  2. Ride the Wolf Trap Express Bus (Fairfax Connector Route 480), which leaves the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station every 20 minutes, starting two hours before each perfomance. The last Wolf Trap Express Bus leaves the station at showtime. Round trip fare is $5 per person (exact change is required). Use your SmarTrip® card for a 50¢ discount. For more information, visit the Wolf Trap Express site.
  3. Returning, the bus leaves Wolf Trap 20 minutes after the performance ends or no later than 11 pm, whichever comes first.

Note: Service is available for every Filene Center season performance except Wolf Trap Opera Company performances and International Children's Festival. The Wolf Trap Express Bus does not serve The Barns at Wolf Trap.

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FedEx Field logo

FedEx Field, in Landover, MD, is home to the Washington Redskins. For season schedules and stadium and ticket information, visit the Washington Redskins website.

Metrorail Service to FedEx Field

Morgan Boulevard Station on the Silver or Blue Line is the closest station to FedEx Field. The station is nine-tenths of a mile from the stadium and a pedestrian walkway offers direct access to the stadium. The Largo Town Center Metrorail station, also on the Silver or Blue Line, is one mile away from the stadium.

Parking Procedures at Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center

During events at FedEx Field, a $15 parking fee applies at Morgan Blvd and Largo Town Center stations for anyone who has not taken a qualifying Metrorail trip. Metrorail riders who use the system for qualifying trips will be charged standard parking rates at all times when they use the same SmarTrip® card used for rail travel. A qualifying trip is one that begins at a station other than Largo Town Center, Morgan Blvd, Addison Road, Capitol Heights or Benning Road. For example, a rider traveling from Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd has taken a qualifying trip and would pay regular parking rates ($4.50 on weekdays, free on weekends); however, a rider who boards at Largo Town Center and exits at Morgan Blvd would be subject to the $15 rate during stadium events.

The $15 rate is in effect three hours prior to event time and remains in effect until two hours after the event. This fee ensures that a market-based parking fee is charged to patrons attending these events.

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Verizon Center

The Verizon Center, between 6th, 7th, and F Streets, NW, hosts more than 200 events a year, and is home to the Washington Capitals, Mystics, and Wizards and the Georgetown Hoyas.

Normal events are scheduled to end before midnight, allowing adequate time to use Metrorail. When the occasional delay or overtime game occurs, Metrorail service will be extended. Convenient Metrorail service is available at several stations around the Verizon Center to relieve congestion. The Metrorail stations are:

Metrorail Station

Lines Served

Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Red, Yellow, and Green

Judiciary Square

Red

Metro Center

Red, Orange, Silver and Blue

Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

Yellow and Green

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RFK Stadium logo

RFK Stadium, located at 2400 East Capitol Street, SE, is host to DC United, other sports events, numerous concerts, religious convocations, and other special events. For game schedules and other information on DC United, see the DC United website. Ride Metro to RFK Stadium by taking Metrorail's Orange, Silver or Blue Line to Stadium-Armory, or Ride Metrobus routes D6, 96, 97 or B2.

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GMU Patriot Center logo

George Mason University's Patriot Center hosts a wide array of sporting and cultural events. Visit the Patriot Center's home page for a list of upcoming events, directions, tickets, and other information. Ride Metro to the Patriot Center by taking an Orange Line train to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station, then ride the connecting CUE buses Green 1,2 or Gold 1,2 located at the bus bays just outside the station entrance. Visit the Trip Planner for timetable and fare information.

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GW Colonials logo

George Washington University's Charles E. Smith Center is home to GW men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics and many concerts and other special events. The Smith Center, which seats 5,000 spectators, serves the University as well as the neighboring Foggy Bottom community. Located just two blocks south of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail station at 22nd and G Streets, NW, Smith Center is easily accessible via Metrorail's Orange, Silver and Blue Lines. Visit the Charles E. Smith Center website for ticket information, hours, and directions.

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Located one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, MD, Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multi-disciplinary arts programming in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore, and on its scenic 11-acre site.

High-quality arts programming designed for audiences of many tastes, served with the hospitality and warmth of a family enterprise, are the hallmarks of Strathmore. Seasonal outdoor events seek to be inclusive in their programming appeal, reaching out to people of all ages, interests, and cultural heritages.

Artistic offerings presented by Strathmore in the Music Center include world-class performances by major national artists of folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. See Strathmore's calendar of events.

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