Street Parking:  Throughout Old Town, visitors will find metered street parking for two- and three-hour limits.  Some streets feature meter stations that accept credit cards and coins while other streets accept app-only payment.

Garage Parking:  There are 16 parking garages throughout Old Town from the waterfront to the King Street Metro. Many garages and lots offer great rates such as a maximum of $5 after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

Escape Quest is located on the corner of King Street and Fayette St in Old Town Alexandria. Metered street parking is available on both streets.  The closest covered garage parking is the King Street Garage (closed weekends) and the Alfred Street Garage.  For the closest surface parking lot, choose Henry/Patrick Street Lot.

For making your way along historic King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, there's no easier, quicker way than the Free King Street Trolley. With stops every two blocks from the waterfront to the King St - Old Town Metrorail station, trolleys provide easy on-off access to the more than 180 shops, restaurants and attractions found on Alexandria's main street.

Fare: Free

Trolley hours:

Sunday-Wednesday: 11:00am-10:30pm

Thursday- Saturday: 10:30am-12:00am

The King Street Trolley runs every 10-15 minutes between Union Street and the King Street.

King Street Trolley
Official website
(703) 746-3274

Dash Bus

DASH is Alexandria's own bus service and connects our neighborhoods to Metrorail and Metrobus stops.

Fare: $1.75

Dash Bus hours:

Daily: 6:30am-6:30pm

Official website


Alexandria is connected to Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area through the Metrorail and Metrobus systems, making it easy to get to and from the sights and attractions you want to see.

Fare: $2.00+ depending on peak hours. Travelers can buy fare cards at any Metrorail station or online. Buy a reusable SmarTrip® card to avoid paying $1 extra per trip with a paper fare card or buy a 1-day or 7-day SmarTrip® pass for unlimited rides! SmarTrip® cards can also be used on Metrobus and Alexandria's DASH Bus system.

Metrorail hours:

Monday - Friday: 5:00am - 11:59pm

Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:59pm

Official website
(202) 637-7000