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Washington-Dulles International

Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Overview

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.

Location

The airport is situated 26 miles (41km) west of Washington DC.

Getting to the city

The Washington Flyer Coach Service provides a direct link between the airport and the West Falls Church Metrorail (Tel: 202-637-7000), operating every 30 minutes to downtown, with a fare of $8. The coach service tickets are bought at arrivals door 4 in the main terminal and cost $10. A public bus service is available at the station for transport to areas not serviced by Metrorail. The Washington Flyer taxis are available from the airport and cost $54 dollars to the city centre (Tel: +1(0)703 661 6655). SuperShuttle operates a door-to-door shared van service. Hotel/Motel courtesy transportation can be arranged by using the phone hook-ups attached to the hotel courtesy boards on the Baggage Claim Level.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +1 703 572 2700.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are also available 24 hours from the lower level of the main terminal. The only taxis that may serve the airport is Washington Flyer (Tel: +1(0)703 661 6655). Taxis charge around $60 for the 30 to 60 minute drive into the city; you may pay by credit card.

Facilities

There are ATMs and foreign exchange services available. Facilities for the disabled are good. Other facilities include restaurants, bars, shops and duty-free, business services, cellular phone rental, tourist information and hotel reservations.

Parking

Hourly parking at Washington Dulles International Airport is available in the parking garage adjacent to the terminal and starts at $4 and goes up to $36 per day. Daily parking garages 1 and 2 cost $17 per 24 hours and the garages are connected to the terminal via a shuttle service. A cell phone waiting lot is provided for drivers picking up passengers at the airport.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.metwashairports.com

Airlines

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.

Internet

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.

Business Lounges

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.