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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington Airport (DCA)

Overview

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is a hub for the largest carrier in the United States - US Airways. DCA accepts flights from across North America and the Caribbean with routes between DC and Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Miami, Houston and Chicago being the busiest.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport served over 18.5 million passengers in 2010, but Washington Dulles Airport handles most of the international flights coming into Washington DC. DCA is well connected to downtown Washington via the Metrorail, making it a convenient airport to use when travelling in the region.

Location

Three miles (4.8 km) south of Washington DC

Getting to the city

The airport has a Metrorail station connected to the councourse level of Terminals B and C which offers connecting service to downtown Washington DC. Metrobus provides service to Washington DC on weekend mornings when the Metro isn't operating. There are several shuttle companies that offer door-to-door service within the city.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 (703) 417-8000.

Car rental

There are several car hire companies with offices at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Enterprise.

Airport Taxis

There are taxi stands located near the baggage claim exits of each terminal. The taxis are metred and charge additional fees per person and bag.

Facilities

The airport has ATMs, charging stations for computers and cell phones, foreign exchange offices, a chapel, post office, and a number of shops and restaurants within the terminal. There is also a USO Lounge available for American military personnel. There is complimentary wireless internet access throughout the airport.

Parking

Parking at DCA ranges from hourly lots costing $2 per 30 minutes for the first two hours, to $4 per hour thereafter and $36 per day. Daily lots charge $5 per hour or $20 per day. The economy lot rates start at $ 3 per hour and go up to $12 per day.

Website

www.metwashairports.com/reagan/reagan.htm

Airlines

Flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport can be booked on US Airways, Delta, JetBlue, AirTran, American Airlines, Continental, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada and Spirit Airlines.

Internet

Free wifi is available throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

There are several airline lounges at the airport including United Airlines Red Carpet Club, US Airways, Northwest World Club, the Delta Crown Room Club, Continental Presidents Club and American Airlines Admirals Club. They generally offer photocopying, faxing and Internet facilities as well as complimentary snacks, cash bar and newspapers.


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.