Parking & Transit Info

There are many ways to around the 300 acres of downtown Bethesda. Visitors can walk from one end of the downtown to the other in just 20 minutes. Navigating the downtown is enhanced by the accessibility of the Bethesda Metro station located on Wisconsin Avenue, as well as the FREE Bethesda Circulator that connects Metro, parking garages, restaurants, theaters, shops and more. Bethesda also has 17 public parking garages and surface lots, marked with a blue P, that put you within a short walk of downtown Bethesda destinations. After parking, hop onto the Bethesda Circulator for a free, easy and convenient ride to your downtown Bethesda destination.


Parking Fees

  • On-street parking is $2.25 per hour
  • All surface parking lots are $2.00 per hour
  • Garage parking is $1.50  - $2.00 per hour in long-term spaces (4 or more hours)

Garage and Lot Parking on Sundays and County Holidays is FREE in Montgomery County Garages.  

On-street, metered parking is also FREE on Sundays and County Holidays.

CLICK HERE for an interactive map

Pay-by-Cell Parking

Pay-by-cell phone parking technology is available in downtown Bethesda. Parkmobile offers customers the option of a pre-funded “wallet”, or a “pay as you go” option. The wallet option allows customers to fund an account in advance and deduct funds with each future transaction. Wallet customers will be charged a $0.25 transaction fee. The “pay as you go” option charges a credit card on file for each transaction. Pay as you go customers will be charged a $0.45 transaction fee.

*For other general questions on parking or to report broken meters, please call Montgomery County office: 240-777-8740.*