Airports

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

Major Airports

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Dulles, Virginia

This major travel hub supports domestic and international air travel on 40 airlines to 94 domestic and 57 international destinations, including 35 world capital connections. A main terminal and four concourses serve more than 25 million passengers annually, and, with more than 11,000 acres, expansion could accommodate up to 55 million in the future. 

Dulles has efficient customs clearance and security processing, thanks to numerous innovative technology features like Global Entry, self-serve Passport Kiosks, TSA Pre-Check and biometric screening via CLEAR and VeriSCAN. 

Aside from being a world-class travel facility, Dulles offers fantastic amenities and is committed to a diverse arts programme that includes rotating exhibits, public art displays and live performances — all for the enjoyment of customers. The airport also features a wide variety of local and brand-name retail shops, including multiple duty-free shops, spa services, award-winning restaurants from such celebrated chefs as Wolfgang Puck, Michael Symon and Geoff Tracy. 

Other Dulles highlights include:

  • Automated AeroTrain that connects passengers between the Main Terminal and the concourses

  • The expansion of the Metrorail Silver Line to Dulles will be completed in 2021, enabling single-seat rides from DC's city centre to Dulles; until then, the Silver Line Express Bus provides an economical, door-to-door connection between Dulles and the DC Metrorail system located minutes away at the Wiehle-Reston East station

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

  • Curbside Valet pickup and drop-off

  • Free Wi-Fi and charging stations

  • Online duty-free shopping

  • Children’s play area, private nursing rooms and more

Distance to DC: 26 miles (42 km)

Nonstop service: From London on British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic; nonstop service from Dublin on Aer Lingus and United Airlines; seasonal nonstop service from Edinburgh on United Airlines.

Transportation*: Taxi to DC ($65); shared van ($30 to DC); Metrobus 5A ($7.50 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)
Arlington, Virginia

This convenient city centre airport supports short-haul domestic and transborder air travel on eight airlines to 96 domestic and three Canadian destinations, serving nearly 24 million passengers annually.

Distance to DC: Less than 1 mile (2 km)

Transportation*: Taxi to DC ($18); shared van ($15); Metro to DC ($2.80); rental car (starting at $50 per day)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Baltimore, Maryland

Nonstop service from London on Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia.

Distance to DC: 30 miles (48 km)

Non-stop Service: From London on American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia.

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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