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.

College Park-U of Md

All day spaces: 1,820
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 Sat $2.00
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
Short-term metered spaces: None
Additional spaces and costs: East - 42 short term meters @ $1.00 per 60 mins. West - 21 short term meters @ $1.00 per 60 mins.
Reserved parking location: East and west sides of Calvert Rd. at CSX/MARC RR between. Rt. 1 & Kenilworth Ave.
Reserved rate: $65
Special Notice:
For any Non-Rider, there is a $15.00 Special Event Parking Fee at College Park-U of Md during events at Capital One at Maryland Stadium. Metrorail riders who use the same SmarTrip® card to ride to College Park-U of Md and exit the parking facility will be charged the standard parking rates in effect upon exiting. A qualifying Metro ride is one that begins at a station other than PG Plaza, West Hyattsville or Greenbelt. To qualify for a Metro rider rate, you must ride to College Park using Metrorail boarding at Fort Totten or farther south.
The $15 rate is in effect at the time of Kick Off 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.