Parking

  • For daily parking, SmarTrip® cards are the primary form of payment accepted. Additionally, some stations accept credit cards. See individual station parking pages for payment information.
  • Meters at short-term parking spaces accept only quarters and $1 coins.
  • Parking is free at Metro-operated lots on Sundays and federal holidays, except during special events. Most weekends, it's easy to find a space at Metro parking lots.
  • Fares are collected upon exit during the following hours:
    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.

Southern Avenue

All day spaces: 1,980
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 Sat $2.00
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
Short-term metered spaces: 46  (Parking available 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and 7 pm - 2 am)
Additional spaces and costs: 200 parking spaces metered for a maximum of 12 hours @ $1.00 per 60 mins. These spaces are available between 5a.m. and 2a.m. and are located in the Kiss and Ride lot on the upper level of the Southern Avenue Parking Garage.
Reserved parking location: 1141 Southern Avenue, Temple Hills, MD
Reserved rate: $65