For immediate release: February 2, 2018

Metro reminds customers of parking changes starting Monday

Metro is reminding customers of changes affecting Metro-owned parking facilities beginning Monday, February 5, 2018.

New hours when parking fees are collected will take effect and higher fees for "non-riders" will be charged at 10 additional stations, while fees at two stations will be lowered as part of a pilot program.

Additionally, beginning Saturday, February 10, a parking fee of $2 will be charged under a pilot program for Metrorail riders who park at Metro garages and lots on Saturdays. Parking on Sundays will remain free except when special event parking rules are in effect.

Customer information:

  • Parking fees will be in effect during the following hours (2 hours earlier on weekdays and end one hour later on Fridays):
    • Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    • Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday daily parking fee will be $2.
  • The weekday parking fee at two stations - Landover and West Falls Church - will be lowered to $3.
  • Individuals who park at Metro facilities but do not use the Metrorail system will be charged a higher "non-rider" fee (ranging from $8.70 to $10) Monday through Saturday 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*
    • White Flint*

    *Existing stations with non-rider fee
  • Customers must pay with the same SmarTrip® card used to enter/exit Metrorail, and must exit the parking lot within 2 hours of the start of their last Metrorail trip in order to receive the lower parking rate.

    Metrorail customers who use a credit card at these stations will incur the non-rider fee.

    For information about parking fees by station go to the parking page on