• 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.

Branch Ave

All day spaces: 3,072
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 / $8.95* Sat $2.00 / $8.95*
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
Short-term metered spaces: 132  (Parking available 5 am - 2 am, time limit 12 hours)
Additional spaces and costs: 38 short term meters @ $1.00 per 60 mins. 132 long term meters @ $1.00 per 60 mins.
*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 Exit parking within two hours of the start of your Metrorail trip.
Reserved parking location: 4704 Soper Road, Suitland, MD
Reserved rate: $65