5 Reasons to Fly Dulles International Airport

Known as “Washington’s Airport,” Dulles is one of the easiest entry points to the Capital Region.

Washington Dulles International Airport
International Arrivals Building
The airport features a variety of award-winning restaurants - choose between sit-down restaurants or quick, take-away meals.
The airport also features a variety of high-end retail outlets as well as duty-free and local and regional retailers offering a variety of merchandise from souvenirs to fashions and everything in between.
Dulles' arts programme features diverse regional, national and international rotating exhibits, public art displays and live performances.

Located just west of Washington, DC, in Virginia, the airport’s amenities, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Building and transit options make it a popular choice for international visitors.  

1. More Flights

Dulles International offers flights to more destinations (including Beijing, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Mexico City, Munich, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo) than any other airport in the Washington, DC, area — making it a great way to enter the US and then continue a US journey after experiencing all the Capital Region has to offer. Currently, the airport serves more than 20 million passengers annually and will be expanded over time to accommodate passenger growth and needs.

2. Easy Entry

Getting out of the airport and on with your vacation is a breeze with Dulles’ spacious, brightly lit International Arrivals Building. Self-service passport kiosks and Custom and Border Protection’s Global Entry program help expedite the security-screening process, and visitors needing assistance can find employees who speak multiple languages wearing bright yellow shirts.

3. Metro Access 

Travellers can ride the dedicated Silver Line Express bus between the airport and the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station just minutes away, and connect to the Washington, DC Metro system of rail and bus service. A new Metro station at Dulles International is currently under construction and will offer customers a direct connection between the airport and the entire Washington Metro system. Dulles offers a wide variety of ground transportation choices, too.  Visit flydulles.com to learn more.  

4. Popular Restaurants & Shops

Dulles International recently redeveloped its entire concessions offerings, so arrive early and enjoy the many temptations. Choose between sit-down restaurants or quick, take-away meals in between perusing the local and national retail shops. Two new sit-down restaurants are already drawing rave reviews: Chef Geoff’s, loved by DC locals for burgers and delicious things wrapped in bacon, recently opened and renowned American chef Michael Symon’s Bar Symon is serving up comfort food (try the pulled-pork sandwich with coffee-barbecue sauce and creamy coleslaw) and local craft beer flights, to name just a few.

Shop at national retailers such as Michael Kors and Coach, in addition to many others, as well as duty-free and local and regional retailers offering a variety of merchandise from souvenirs to fashions and everything in between. Some stores offer shipping options, so don’t forget to ask!

5. Always Connected

Dulles International offers free Wi-Fi service and recharging stations throughout the airport, so travellers will be able to stay connected and find vacation-planning resources with ease during their time in transit.

Learn more about making Dulles International Airport your first stop on a US vacation at flydulles.com

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