The red and yellow-striped DC Circulator bus links cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city. The Circulator offers two FREE lines in Georgetown: east-west from Georgetown to Union Station via downtown; and from Rosslyn, VA through Georgetown to the Dupont Circle Metro station. For more information and a map, visit www.dccirculator.com.
Ten DC Metrobus lines service Georgetown: 30S, 30N, 31, 33, 38B, D1, D2, D5, D6, and G2.
For routes and trip planning information, visit the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website at www.wmata.com. To view the Metrobus route map, click here.
By Taxi & Rideshare
Taxicabs can be easily hailed all over Washington, Maryland and Virginia and accept cash and credit cards. To learn about zones and fare-pricing information, check www.godcgo.com, where you can calculate fares to ensure you are getting a fair price for your ride. App-based ridesharing (Uber, Lyft, and others) is widely available in the District of Columbia, though rules vary for pickups in Virginia and Maryland based on differing state laws.
The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station, located on the blue, orange, and silver lines, is a short 15-minute walk from Georgetown. The Rosslyn, Virginia station, located on the blue, orange, and silver lines, is a short walk across the Key Bridge to Georgetown. Metro riders can also access Georgetown via the DC Circulator bus from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro stations. For more information, including a map and trip planning feature, visit www.wmata.com.
Potomac Riverboat Company offers a scenic mode of travel around the metropolitan area with a new Wharf Water Taxi that connects The Wharf in Southwest DC with Georgetown. With up to six daily departures from Georgetown’s Washington Harbour (31st & K St), the 25-minute ride is a unique way to experience DC’s waterfront destinations.
The Washington by Water Monuments Cruise also connects Alexandria’s historic waterfront to Georgetown’s. Service is offered from Georgetown’s Washington Harbour as well as the Alexandria City Marina. For schedules and ticketing information please click here.
DC is serviced by two international airports and one national airport: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). All airports are accessible by taxi, shared ride van, and public transit.
At Reagan National Airport, the Metro has an elevated station connected to the concourse level of terminals B and C. From here, take the blue line towards the Largo Town Center station and get off at the Foggy Bottom station. Georgetown is a short walk from here. Alternatively, take the blue line towards the Largo Town Center station and get off at the Rosslyn station. From here, board the DC Circulator bus to Georgetown.
You can reach Georgetown from Dulles International Airport by taking the 5A Metrobus towards the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station and get off at the Rosslyn Metro station, where the DC Circulator bus picks up.
If flying into Baltimore Washington International, you can reach Georgetown by taking a free shuttle to BWI Rail Station. Here, purchase tickets for Amtrak or MARC trains which will take you to Union Station. From Union Station you can take the DC Circulator or ride Metro via the red line to Dupont Circle, where you can access the DC Circulator bus.
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Visit goDCgo’s website to find the best way to get to Georgetown. Just enter your starting location and Georgetown destination into the interactive map to get started. The website lists Metro stations, bus lines, walking directions, and more to ensure the most efficient route.
In addition to on-street parking, there are 20 parking lots and garages with over 3,800 total parking spaces.
Guaranteed Parking Reservations
Conveniently secure parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Georgetown SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone or Android app and enter code GEORGETOWN25 for 25% off your first spot on the app!
Rates: $2/hour, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays free!
Parking Restrictions: Please note that parking is not permitted Monday through Friday along M Street and on the 1100-1600 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, NW from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Residential Street Parking: On-street parking on residential streets in Georgetown is limited to two hours during hours of operation for vehicles without a Zone 2 Residential Parking Permit.
Pay-by-Phone: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Parkmobile have created a citywide pay-by-phone parking system which allows residents, workers and visitors to use your mobile phones to pay for parking. Visit http://us.parkmobile.com/ to easily register.
Parking: M Street
3333 M St NW – PMI Parking 3307 M St NW – PMI Parking 3290 M St NW – UniPark Parking 3222 M St NW – Colonial Parking (Shops at Georgetown Park) 3053 M St NW – Colonial Parking 2200 M St NW – Central Parking
Parking: North of M Street
1205 Wisconsin Ave NW – Colonial Parking 1228 31st St NW – Hamilton Court Garage 3220 Prospect St NW – Doggett’s Parking 3251 Prospect St NW – Georgetown Court Parking 1403 Wisconsin Ave NW – Central Parking
This cyclist-friendly neighborhood is where some of the regions’ best trails converge, from the C&O Canal Towpath and Capital Crescent Trail heading west, to Rock Creek Park Trail traveling north from the waterfront.
Nearly 50 public bike racks are located throughout the commercial district. Use our bike parking map—organized by location and number of rack hoops—to find the nearest one.
Need a Quick Tune-Up?
Our bike fixit repair station is located at the corner of 34th Street and Water Street, across from Georgetown Waterfront Park. The station offers an air pump and a set of retractable tools—including a pair of tire levers, Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, wrenches and a T-25 Torx key. If your bike needs some additional TLC, the professionals at Big Wheel Bikes, Trek Bikes, and Bicycle Pro Shop will get you back on the road in no time.
If you don’t own a bike, Capital Bikeshare has eight stations in Georgetown. The program allows users to check out and return bikes from any of the 400+ stations located throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia. The Georgetown bikeshare stations are located at M & Potomac Streets; K Street and 30th Street at the Washington Harbour; 31st & K Streets; 34th and Water Streets; Wisconsin Avenue and O Street; 37th Street and O Street (Georgetown University); Pennsylvania Avenue and 28th Street; and at the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue (Grace Street). Rides are as little as $2. For more about the program, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.
Advisories & Public Projects
Everyone’s favorite section!
Whether it’s a special event, or necessary infrastructure work, visit this page for upcoming traffic advisories, road closures, or projects we’re aware of that may impact your commute into, out of, or around Georgetown.
Marine Corps Marathon Closures (October 27)
The 44th annual Marine Corps Marathon race route runs through Georgetown. Please be aware of the following road closures:
6:30 am – 12 pm: Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes)
6:30 am – 12 pm: M Street NW from Canal Road NW to Wisconsin Avenue NW
6:30 am – 11:30 am: Wisconsin Avenue from M Street NW to K Street NW
6:30 am – 11:30 am: K Street NW from Wisconsin Avenue NW to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW
6:30 am – 11:30 am: 27th Street NW from K Street NW to I Street NW
6:30 am – 11:30 am I Street NW from 27th Street NW to Virginia Ave NW
6:30 am – 12:30 pm Rock Creek Parkway and Potomac Parkway NW from Beach and Shoreham Drives to Independence Avenue
6:30 am – 12:30 pm Lincoln Circle from 23rd Street NW to 23rd Street SW
Halloween Road Closures (October 31)
On Thursday, October 31, there will be traffic restrictions and street closures in Georgetown in conjunction with Halloween celebrations. According to MPD, the following streets will have traffic restrictions, which will limit vehicular access from turning onto side streets from approximately 6:30 pm until 3 am on Friday, November 1:
Wisconsin Avenue NW from K Street NW to O Street NW
M Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the Key Bridge
On Thursday, October 31, the following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from approximately 4 pm until 6 am on Friday, November 1:
K Street NW from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue NW
Water Street NW from 32nd Street West to the mouth of the Capital Crescent Trail
1000 – 1300 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue NW
M Street, NW from 25th Street to the Key Bridge
1100 block of 26th Street NW
On Thursday, October 31, the following streets will be closed, except for local traffic, from approximately 6:30 pm until 3 am on Friday, November 1:
29th Street NW from O Street South to M Street NW
30th Street NW from O Street South to M Street NW
31st Street NW from O Street South to M Street NW
29th Street NW from O Street South to M Street NW
Potomac Street from O Street South to M Street NW
Bank Alley from Prospect to M Street NW
29th Street NW from K Street North to M Street NW
Thomas Jefferson Drive from K Street North to M Street NW
31st Street NW from K Street North to M Street NW
South Street NW from Wisconsin Avenue to 31st Street NW
Grace Street NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Potomac Street NW
Cecil Place NW from Grace Street to Water Street NW
Local Traffic refers to residents, business owners, and employees, who will be allowed to access residences and businesses in this area. There will be no Halloween parade in association with these events. Expect parking restrictions along the street and follow the posted emergency no parking signage.
If you want to experience the real Georgetown, you have to make a night of it. Quaint inns and luxury hotels offer accommodations for visitors looking for an urban oasis in the heart of DC, and locals interested in a staycation.