Arlington, Virginia is located right across the mighty Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and is the home of many government agencies, businesses, shopping centers, and area landmarks. Arlington holds a great deal of US history culture, from Arlington National Cemetery to the Pentagon, Arlington plays an integral role in the greater DC Metro area. Planning to drive across the river? Or maybe you drive to work in downtown Arlington each day? We’ll help you find the most convenient, affordable Arlington parking regardless of where you’re headed or how long you need to park for.
Keep reading for more information on Arlington parking deals, tips, maps, street parking information, and other parking solutions. Parking can be a frustrating aspect of driving in busy areas, so plan ahead with our Arlington Parking Guide and outsmart the crowd!
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Best Arlington Parking Deals
Regardless of where in Arlington you’re looking to park, or for how long, there are great deals to be found. Parking on the street in Arlington costs $1.50 per hour, but finding a space is not always guaranteed and there are actually cheaper all-day parking deals in all areas of the neighborhood. SpotHero is a great resource for finding the best parking prices and locations in Arlington. Whether you’re looking to park a Metro station and train into DC, need a spot near your office, or are just visiting to do some shopping, you can park in the best off-street spots in Arlington for as low as $5 for 20 hours!
|Neighborhood||Address||Reserve Parking?||Price Range||Nearest Intersection|
|Ballston||4350 N Fairfax Dr||Book Now!||$10 – 10 hours||Fairfax Dr & Taylor St|
|Virginia Square||901 N Randolph St.||Book Now!||$8 – 11 hours||Fairfax Dr & Quincy St|
|Clarendon||1205 N Garfield St||Book Now!||$5 – 20 hours||Clarendon & Fillmore|
|Courthouse||1310 N Courthouse Rd||Book Now!||$8 – 18 hours||Courthouse & 13th St|
|Roslyn||1325 Wilson Blvd||Book Now!||$8 – Commuter Special||Wilson Blvd & Fort Meyer Dr|
|Pentagon City||900 Army Navy Dr||Book Now!||$10 – 24 hours||Army Navy Dr & Joyce St|
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Arlington Online Parking Reservations
Explore Arlington parking options in the map below and use SpotHero to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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Arlington Street Parking
Parking is a key piece of the transportation puzzle. As a limited resource that’s often in high demand, Arlington has more than 5,300 on-street parking spaces. Arlington county’s rate at long-term Meters is $1.25 per hour, and rate at Short-Term Meters: $1.50 per hour. Always look out for signage about parking restrictions when parking on the street. Restrictions typically have to do with weather, time limits, and street cleaning.
Arlington Single Space Meters
There are more than 2,400 single-space parking meters located throughout Arlington County. These meters allow drivers to park for different amounts of time, and are color coded to provide easy recognition from your vehicle. Different time periods are color coded as follows:
- Yellow- 30 minutes
- Silver – 1 hour
- Blue – 2 hours
- Reds – 4 hours
- Green – 10 hours
Arlington Residential Parking Permits
Need a residential parking permit? Visit Arlington County website for more information. Qualified residents will pay $20 for a yearly pass for their first and second vehicles.
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Arlington Parking Tips
- The majority of the off-street spaces within garages and surface lots, totaling more than 100,000 spaces, are owned, maintained and managed by the private sector. Checkout SpotHero to book a secure spot online ahead of time.
- Arlington National Cemetery provides ample automated paid parking options. The Garage is accessible from Memorial Avenue and closes one hour after the cemetery does.
Pentagon City Metro Parking
The Pentagon City Metro Station is conveniently located in Arlington near DCA Airport, putting you next to the Pentagon and with an entrance conveniently located right under the Pentagon City Fashion Centre. Taking a train at the Pentagon City Metro puts you within minutes to many of DC most popular attractions. Better than fighting the city traffic or worst, getting lost in the city, you can relax on the subway train and get just about anywhere in the tri-state area.
Pentagon City Metro parking rates and locations are subject to change so book your parking with SpotHero today!
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Best Arlington Parking Resources
- SpotHero – book discounted parking in Arlington online or on your smart phone
- Arlington County Transit- view an official transit information from the Virginia Transit Authority
- Yelp – read customer reviews of parking facilities in Arlington
- TripAdvisor – read the advise of TripAdvisor users who have previously parked in Arlington
- Arlington National Cemetery– Check out the official visitors page for visitors tips
- ParkingPanda – reserve parking in Arlington online
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Top Arlington Attractions
Arlington National Cemetery, the most famous cemetery in the country, is the final resting place for many of the greatest American heroes, including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Directions to Arlington National Cemetery
Click “Directions” in the top left of the window below for the quickest route to Arlington National Cemetery