Washington Dulles airport
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Answers to passengers frequently asked questions
- What is the easiest way to access downtown Washington DC by public transportation?
- Which is the closest metro station?
- Where is the Uber or Lyft Airport pickup location?
- Where is the taxi pick up location?
- Is there free internet access?
- How to transfer between the concourses?
- What to do in case of a long layover?
- What to do in case of loss of valuables or luggage?
- Is there a luggage storage service?
- Is there any free parking area in Dulles airport?
- Are there currency exchange desks?
- Are there designated areas for smoking at the airport?
The Washington D.C. Dulles airport, (IATA: IAD) serves the Unites States nation’s capital area with domestic, international and intercontinental flights. During 2019, 24,8 million passengers passed through it. It is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, 42 km (26 miles) west of downtown Washington D.C. (SEE MAP).
The terminal is open 24 hours and divided into 6 concourses (A, B, C, D, H and Z). AeroTrain is the automated airport train system for Washington Dulles International Airport, connecting passengers between the Terminal and the midfield A, B and C-Gates.
The airport has restaurants, cafes and bars (Dunkin’ Donuts is available 24 hours), as well as a wide variety of duty free articles, including clothing and fashion, cosmetics, electronics and telephones, alcoholic beverages, candies, etc. Besides, you can find 24-hour convenience stores with regional products, books and newspapers. There are also ATMs, free Wi-fi access, charging stations, international Currency Exchange, chapel, nursing rooms, children’s playground, VIP lounges, luggage carts, sleeping room boxes and smoking areas.
Public and Private Transportation
Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International exclusively, with 24-hour service to and from the Airport. From the Terminal, Arrivals Level – Baggage Claim, customers should proceed DOWN the ramp at Doors 2 or 6. Taxi fare starts from USD 55 to Arlington VA and 70 to Washington DC. Uber and Lyft are also available at a slightly lower fare. Learn more
There are several bus services (Silver Line Express, bus Route 983 and the Metro bus 5A) that connect Washington Dulles airport with the closest metro station, Wiehle-Reston East Station. Also, Route 983, and 5A together with 981 run to the Museum’s area in Washington DC. Virginia Breeze bus connect the airport with Virginia area and Megabus go to Union Station (central station). Learn more
If you want to rent a car at Dulles airport, you will find the car rental companies in the rental car lot, connected by Free shuttle buses. Learn more
Airlines operating at Dulles airport.
There are several airline lounges at Washington Dulles airport, such as: Air France, British Airways, Etihad, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines. USO Lounge is available as well – Learn more – VIP LOUNGE PASS
There are 6 parking sectors: Terminal Lot – Garage 1 – Valet – Garage 2 and Economy Lot. Learn more