Airports

Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Washington Dulles International Arrivals Building
Dulles International Arrivals Building
Washington Dulles International Airport, aerotrain
Dulles Airport's internal AeroTrain system swiftly carries passengers between the Main Terminal and the A, B and C Gates.
Washington Metro System
Reagan National Airport, Arlington, Virginia
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
BWI Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Arrivals Building
Washington Dulles International Airport, aerotrain
Reagan National Airport, Arlington, Virginia
BWI Airport

Major Airports

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

This major travel hub supports domestic and international air travel on a wide variety of airlines — more than 35 in fact – to over 70 domestic and 55 international destinations, including 33 world capital connections. A main terminal and four concourses serve more than 23 million passengers annually and, with over 12,000 acres (4,856 hectares), expansion could accommodate up to 55 million in the future. Dulles boasts one of the fastest customs clearance and security processing times in the US, numerous innovative technology features like Global Entry, self-serve Passport Kiosks, a Customs mobile app to help expedite completing forms, and government programs that offer biometric screening such as CLEAR and the TSA’s Pre-Check program.

Aside from being a world-class travel facility, Dulles offers fantastic amenities and is committed to a diverse arts program that includes rotating exhibits, public art displays and live performances – all for the enjoyment of our customers. The airport features a wide variety of local and brand name retail shops, including multiple duty free stores, spa services, award-winning restaurants from such celebrated chefs as Wolfgang Puck and Michael Symon, and a new Washington Redskins (National Football League) Burgundy and Gold Club restaurant just opened in autumn 2017.

Other Dulles Highlights

  • A high speed AeroTrain that connects passengers between the Main Terminal and the concourses
  • Silver Line Express Bus providing an economical, door-to-door connection between Dulles and the Washington, D.C. Metrorail system located minutes away at the Silver Line's Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station – less than $12 USD from Dulles to any point on the Metrorail system.
  • Free WiFi and charging stations
  • Online duty-free shopping
  • Children’s play area, private nursing rooms, and more

Nonstop service from London on British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic; nonstop service from Manchester on United Airlines; nonstop service from Dublin on Aer Lingus and United Airlines. Beginning Summer 2018, United will offer new seasonal service between Dulles Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). The new daily nonstop flight will operate from 23 May to 4 October.

Distance to DC: 26 miles

Dedicated free access road provides airport patrons fast, easy connections to the Washington beltway (I-495) and I-66 into the city. 

Transportation*: Taxi to DC ($65); shared van ($30 to DC); Metrobus 5A ($7 to Rosslyn Metro station or L’Enfant Plaza Metro station); Washington Flyer Silver Line Express Bus ($5 to Wiehle-Reston East Metro station); car rental (starting at $45 per day)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Distance to DC: Less than 1 mile

Transportation: Taxi to DC ($18); shared van ($15); Metro to DC ($2); rental car (starting at $50 per day)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Non-stop service from London on British Airways.

Distance to DC: 30 miles

Transportation: Taxi ($90 to DC); shared van ($40 to DC); Amtrak train ($15 and up to DC); rental car (starting at $30 per day); MARC train ($7 to DC)

* Prices are approximate and subject to change. For airport information and air service maps, see each airport’s website.

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