Where to Store Luggage in DC

In this post, we will try to help you find the best option for where to store luggage in DC, including a new trend in Airbnb inspired luggage storage.



Luggage Storage in DC (AirBnb Method)



Vertoe and its competitor below have created systems which find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops or convenience stores.

These locations are open early and close late and have the capacity and the security to hold and secure your luggage. 

Vertoe is America’s largest on-demand short term storage provider with a presence in over 20 major cities with 300+ locations in the US.

They have over 25 locations in Washington DC covering the entire city and they are adding locations very rapidly. Many of their locations are open 24/7.


Where to Store Your Bags in Washington DC


Vertoe’s rates are among the cheapest in Washington DC. Bags cost $5.95/day (online price). See their pricing page for more information.  

They offer a very generous $5000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper proof security seals at their locations.

They have the locations covering all major transit spots: Union Station, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport to name a few.

You can book in advance and cancel anytime for a full refund anytime. Click here to find Vertoe locations.

Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags. 

They offer 24/7 customer support.


Additional Companies


Stasher is a British company making inroads in the North American Market. One feature that stands out is that they claim most of their locations are open 24 hours a day.

$6/day/bag then $5/day/bag for each additional day with $1200 in insurance.


Bounce offers 2 options. The first is similar to Vertoe. You pay $2/bag/hour with a limit of $6/bag/day.

The other option is a “pick-up/drop off” service. Contact them for more information.

They offer $3000 insurance. You get a 10% discount automatically if you book through us.


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This option is only for the time you’re visiting the museum and the lockers aren’t big enough to store large suitcases, but if you have small carry-ons or backpacks, you may find this a good place to stash your bags while you explore the museum.

Please do not use these for daily use while you visit other sites. It is for museum patrons only.

National Museum of American History and the Natural History Museum have coin-operated lockers. These lockers are narrow (think high school lockers) so carryons might be too wide.

National Gallery of Art has a checkroom that allows luggage to museum visitors.

Note: that these museums are not open late so your items will need to be picked up usually by 5 pm, 7 pm on late night openings.

Why not check out the Airbnb-style option above?


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Unfortunately, TSA no longer allows lockers at airports in the United States, so you won’t find self-service luggage storage at any area airport such as DCA, Dulles, or BWI.

You can always call your airline and see how early you can check a bag, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight.

If you’re arriving in DC by plane, check out how to get to the city from:

Why not check out the Airbnb-style option above?


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Union Station is the main (and really only) train station in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, it does not have any luggage storage facilities. However, you may find some luck with Amtrak.

Ticketed Amtrak passengers can use the temporary bag storage for up to 24 hours at the rate of $10 per item. If you are not traveling on Amtrak, you can still use this option for $20 per item. 

This is not self-service, so the luggage is left at the Checked Bag counter.

Why not check out the Airbnb-style option above?


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About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with three published books about the city. She has traveled extensively and lived in London, UK where she attended University College London for a Masters in History and in Seoul, South Korea where she taught English. While her family is now based in DC, she still explores the world. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts. She has been a part of the Free Tours by Foot team since 2011.