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.

Greenbelt

All day spaces: 3,399
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 / $8.95* Sat $2.00 / $8.95*
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
Short-term metered spaces: 201  (Parking available 5 am - 2 am, time limit 12 hours)
Additional spaces and costs: West - 28 short term metered spaces. East - 33 short term metered spaces. Oversize lot - 60 spaces. West - 104 spaces metered for 12-hr. max @ $1.00 per 60 mins. East - 33 spaces metered for 12-hr. max @ $1.00 per 60 mins.
Multi-day parking: Between 15 and 17 spaces are allocated for multi-day use of up to 10 days. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for multi-day parking beyond the regular fee. Access Multi-day parking by entering the parking lot through the Cherrywood Lane entrance and following signs to the spaces. Park in spaces signed "multi-day parking."
*Note: The lower cost per day requires a valid rail trip using a SmarTrip® card originating from a station other than the one where you parked. To receive this lower rate, you must pay for your parking with the same SmarTrip® card used to enter/exit Metrorail, and must exit the parking lot within two hours of exiting Metrorail.
Reserved parking location: Cherrywood Ln.at CSX/MARC RR, access off exit 24 of inner loop I-495
Reserved rate: $45