Connected to over 125 destinations worldwide, Washington Dulles International Airport serves Washington, Northern Virginia and Baltimore as well as being a jumping off point for anyone wishing to travel along the eastern United States.
With almost 24 million passengers passing through Washington Dulles International Airport annually, it's easy to think that individual passengers might get lost in the rush, but the airport manages to achieve a balance. Passengers transiting through Washington Dulles International Airport will find a range of shopping opportunities, including duty-free shops, as well as art galleries and live dance performances and other amenities.
The airport is situated 26 miles (42km) west of Washington DC.
Getting to the city
The Washington Flyer Coach Service provides a direct link between the airport, operating every 30 minutes to downtown, with a fare of around $10. The coach service tickets can be bought at arrivals door 4 in the main terminal. A public bus service is available at the station for transport to areas not serviced by Metrorail. SuperShuttle operates a door-to-door shared van service.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Tel: +1 703 572 2700.
Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
Taxis are also available all day and night from the lower level of the main terminal. The only taxi service authorised to serve the airport is Washington Flyer. Taxis charge around $60 for the 30 to 60 minute drive into the city; you may pay by credit card.
There are ATMs and foreign exchange services available. Other facilities include restaurants, bars, shops and duty-free shopping, business services, cellular phone rental, tourist information and hotel reservations.
Hourly parking at Washington Dulles International Airport is available in the parking garage adjacent to the terminal building and starts at $5 per hour, going up to $35 per day. Daily parking garages 1 and 2 are cheaper and are connected to the terminal by shuttle buses.
Most major airports across the world are connected directly, or via stopovers, to Washington Dulles International Airport. National carriers offering flights to Washington Dulles International Airport include British Airways, Aer Lingus, KLM, US Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and many others. Passengers booking cheap flights to Washington should also check out Virgin Atlantic, Continental, GoJet, United, Delta, SkyWest, ExpressJet, Mesa Airlines and JetBlue.
Laptop and tablet users can access wifi throughout the terminal, free of charge. There are also a number of internet kiosks after security in the terminal.
A number of airlines operate lounges at Washington Dulles International Airport. Passengers with membership cards for Air France, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines (or the Admirals Club), British Airways, Lufthansa, United, and Virgin Atlantic can all make use lounge facilities on offer. Travellers in need of business facilities should head to the well-equipped Business Service Centre on the upper level before security. There are also four Business Service Centres after security. Services on offer include notary public, fax and photocopying. Conference facilities at Washington Dulles International Airport are available at the Marriott Hotel, which is located at the airport.
Washington-Dulles International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.