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Parking & Transportation

Parking Near the Washington Center:
  • Evening ParkingThe SEIU Building (Entrance on 18th Street) Central Parking -- 1800 Massachusetts Avenue -- closes at 11:00pm and costs $9.00 after 4:00pm
  • Meter Street Parking: $2.30 per hour - Enforced from 7am-10pm within Premium Demand Zones - Enforced from 7am-6:30pm outside of Premium Demand Zones - Check parking meters to see enforced payment times 
  • Weekend Parking:  PMI Garage - Located on 1725 DeSales Street and cost varies by length of time
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building parking suggestions:
  • Atlantic Parking
    1776 Massachusetts Avenue
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Time: 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Central Parking System
    1800 Massachusetts Avenue
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Time: 7:00am-11:00pm
  • 24-Hour Parking
    11 Dupont Circle
    Entrance is off of New Hampshire Avenue
  • Weekend Event(s)
    One Time- Flat Fee with Central Parking System

    1800 Massachusetts Avenue 
    Open for Private Function for Flat Fee
    Contact(s):  Samuel Habte
    Title: Parking area manager
    Phone: 1 202 641 5517 
    Email: shabte@parking.com 

    Moulu Hagos
    Title: Parking Attendant
    Phone: 1 202 365 2064
    Email: mhagos@parking.com
  • LAZ Parking
    1325 18th Street
    Phone:1 202 667 3030
    Time: 7:00am-7:00pm
Car Rental
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: the official provider of rental vehicles for W&M. 

  • Car2Go: Borrow a Smart Car for transportation around DC!

  • Zipcar: A low-cost rental car system with pickup locations throughout DC and Virginia.  

Bus Rental

Taxi Services
Virginia taxi services: 
  • Blue Top Cab: 703-243-TAXI (8294) 
  • Red Top Cab of Arlington: 703-522-3333
  • Uber
  • Lyft
DC taxi services: 
  • Yellow Cab: 202-546-7900  
  • District Cab: 202-398-0500
  • Dynasty Cab: 202-526-1200 
  • Uber 
  • Lyft

Capital Bikeshare

This "rent-a-bike" system allows you to get around in the city via bike without having a bicycle of your own. Capital Bikeshare bikes are located at over 500 different stations throughout DC and Arlington, and are available at all hours of the day. 

Electric Scooters

E-scooters provide short individual travel for people within DC and some of the surrounding areas. They are fast and easy to use. The number of e-scooters available drops after 9 pm every weekday. All e-scooters require the companies corresponding app to be downloaded and payment info already established before you can ride. Each city or county has different laws, regulations, and approved riding location for e-scooters.


Jump, Lyft, Skip, & Spin

Alexandria, VA 

Bird, HelbizLime, Razor, & Spin

Arlington, VA

Bird, Jump, Lime, Lyft, RazorSkip, & Spin

Montgomery County, MD

Bird, Lime, & Lyft 

Area Airports


Train system provides transportation between Williamsburg and DC, as well as to other locations along the Eastern Seaboard. 

DC Metro (Rail & Bus)

DC Metro is fast, clean, and safe. Over 600,000 people use this system every day. On the Metro Rail system, the closest stop to the Washington Center is the Dupont Circle station (located on the Red Line). The closest stop to 450K is the Gallery Place/Chinatown (located on the Red, Green, and Yellow Lines). On Monday-Thursday the Metro Rail system operates from 5:00am-11:30pm. On Friday trains run from 5:00am-1:00am, Saturday trains run from 7:00am-1:00am, and Sunday trains run from 8am-11pm. 

MARC Train
MARC Train Service is a commuter rail system whose service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington D.C.; Brunswick, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia. MARC Train Service operates Monday through Friday with limited weekend service on the Penn Line.

Virginia Rail Express
VRE provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C., along the I-66 and I-95 corridors. VRE Train Service operates Monday through Friday.