5 Reasons to Fly Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport is the international airport closest to DC's city centre and one of the easiest entry points to the Capital Region.

Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Arrivals Building
International Arrivals Building at Dulles
Bistro Atelier at Washington Dulles International Airport
The airport features a variety of award-winning restaurants — choose between sit-down restaurants or quick, takeaway meals.
Shopping at Washington Dulles International Airport
The airport hosts a variety of high-end retail outlets, as well as duty-free and local and regional retailers offering a variety of merchandise, including souvenirs, fashions and everything in between.
Art on display at Washington Dulles International Airport
Dulles's arts programme features diverse regional, national and international rotating exhibits, public art displays and live performances.
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Arrivals Building
Bistro Atelier at Washington Dulles International Airport
Shopping at Washington Dulles International Airport
Art on display at Washington Dulles International Airport

Located just west of Washington, DC, in Virginia, Dulles International Airport is the international airport closest to the city centre's sights and lodgings. Dulles offers amenities, a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Building and transit choices that make it a popular choice for international visitors coming to America's capital.  

Here are five reasons to book your next international flight though Dulles:

1. More Flight Options

Dulles International offers non-stop flights to 144 destinations — including major airports in Amsterdam, Beijing, Casablanca, Cairo, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Munich, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Zurich. That's more than any other Washington, DC airport. As such, Dulles a great option for entering the United States and then continuing your US journey after experiencing all the Capital Region has to offer. Currently, the airport serves more than 24 million passengers annually with continued growth planned for the future.

2. Easy International Entry

Getting out of the airport and on with your holiday is a breeze with Dulles’s spacious, brightly lit International Arrivals Building. Self-service passport kiosks and US Customs 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 Airport is currently under construction and will offer customers a direct connection between the airport and the entire Washington Metro system in mid-to-late 2020. Dulles offers a wide variety of ground transportation options, too. 

4. Popular Restaurants, Shops & Airport Lounges

Looking for restaurants and shopping? Dulles International recently redeveloped its entire concessions offerings, so arrive early and enjoy its many culinary temptations. Choose between sit-down eateries like The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and local favourites such as Chef Geoff’s and Chef Michael Symon’s Bar Symon. Or enjoy quick, takeaway meals in between perusing local and national retail shops like Tumi, Burberry, Michael Kors and Coach, in addition to many others. There are also seven duty-free stores, plus 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!

If you need to relax and unwind before or after your flight, Dulles is also home to numerous airline lounges, ready to welcome their members to an airport oasis of lush chairs and calm surroundings.

5. Free WiFi & Charging Stations

Dulles International offers free WiFi 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 holiday at flydulles.com

Just flying through and have a long layover? Make every minute of your holiday count at these top attractions near Dulles!

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