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Parking & Directions

Parking Information

The Nationals have a variety of parking options available to make it easy for fans to get to Nationals Park. The GEICO Garage and Garage C open 3 hours prior to the start of each game and the remaining parking garages and lots open 2.5 hours prior to the start of each game. All Nationals parking garages and lots close 1 hour after the conclusion of each game. All Nationals parking garages and lots are managed by parking professionals. Tailgating is not permitted in Nationals parking garages and lots.

Vehicle entrances for the Nationals parking garages and lots are as follows:
GEICO Garage: N Street SE
Garage C: First Street SE
Lot H: Half Street SE
Lot L: L Street SE
Lot T: 3rd Street SE
Lot U: 3rd Street SE
Lot W: 7th Street SE

Driving Directions

Arriving from the Southwest of Nationals Park (via South Fairfax County):

  • Take I-395 N to South Capitol Street in Washington
  • Take the exit toward South Capitol Street/Nationals Park from I-695
  • When exiting the off-ramp to merge onto South Capitol Street SW, stay right to ensure you do not head under the M Street overpass
  • Turn left onto M Street SE
  • The ballpark is located between First Street SE and South Capitol Street SE, between N Street SE and Potomac Ave SE

Arriving from the West of Nationals Park (via North Fairfax County):

  • Follow I-66 E to Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy NW in Washington
  • Take the exit toward Independence Ave from I-66 E
  • Get on I-395 N from Independence Ave SW and Maine Ave SW
  • Take I-695 to South Capitol Street SW
  • Take the exit toward South Capitol Street/Nationals Park from I-695
  • When exiting the off-ramp to merge onto South Capitol Street SW, stay right to ensure you do not head under the M Street overpass
  • Turn left onto M Street SE
  • The ballpark is located between First Street SE and South Capitol Street SE, between N Street SE and Potomac Ave SE

Arriving from the Northwest of Nationals Park (via Montgomery County):

  • Take I-270 S and merge onto I-495 S 
  • Take George Washington Memorial Pkwy S to South Capitol Street SW in Washington
  • Take the exit toward South Capitol Street/Nationals Park from I-695
  • When exiting the off-ramp to merge onto South Capitol Street SW, stay right to ensure you do not head under the M Street overpass
  • Turn left onto M Street SE
  • The ballpark is located between First Street SE and South Capitol Street SE, between N Street SE and Potomac Ave SE

Arriving from the North of Nationals Park (via Downtown D.C.):

  • Head east on Pennsylvania Ave NW toward 12th Street NW
  • Turn right onto 9th Street NW
  • Take the ramp on the left onto I-395 N
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on I-695
  • Take the exit toward South Capitol Street/Nationals Park
  • When exiting the off-ramp to merge onto South Capitol Street SW, stay right to ensure you do not head under the M Street overpass
  • Turn left onto M Street SE
  • The ballpark is located between First Street SE and South Capitol Street SE, between N Street SE and Potomac Ave SE

Arriving from the Northeast of Nationals Park (via North Prince George's County):

  • Head southwest on Baltimore-Washington Pkwy
  • Continue onto I-295/Anacostia Fwy S
  • Take exit 4B for Howard Rd toward Nationals Park/Downtown
  • Continue over the bridge onto South Capitol Street SE
  • Turn right onto M Street SE
  • The ballpark is located between First Street SE and South Capitol Street SE, between N Street SE and Potomac Ave SE

Arriving from the Southeast of Nationals Park (via South Prince George's and Charles County):

  • Head west on I-495 S/I-95 S
  • Take exit 2B for Interstate 295 N toward Washington
  • Take exit 3B toward South Capitol Street/Nationals Park/Downtown
  • Merge onto Suitland Pkwy
  • Merge onto South Capitol Street SE
  • Turn right onto M Street SE
  • The ballpark is located between First Street SE and South Capitol Street SE, between N Street SE and Potomac Ave SE

All vehicles parking in the GEICO Garage and Garage C may be subject to additional security screening. Security screening may include, but is not limited to, screening by third party security vendors, canine, Washington Nationals Security, and the Metropolitan Police Department. Thank you for your cooperation.

NEW FOR 2019
Washington Nationals Bag Policy

Please note: Beginning in 2019, backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags and details about the Binbox storage option please click the Read More button below.