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Airports in Washington DC

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Location

The airport is situated 9 miles (14km) south of Baltimore and 32 miles (51km) north of Washington DC.

Getting to the city

The Antrak train station has trains going to both central Baltimore and Washington DC; the BWI Marshall Station offers free and frequent shuttle services between the station and terminal, with a shuttle operating every 25 minutes. Both MARC and Amtrak run trains to Union Station in DC. A light rail service goes from the airport to Baltimore costing US$1.60. Taxies are available outside of baggage claims and cost about $25 to Baltimore and $63 to Washington DC. Public buses include Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Bus Service which serves the greater Washington area. There are also various bus shuttle services to both cities, some dropping off at the central hotels. App-based ride services are available and pick and up and drop off passengers at the terminal curbs.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +1 410 859 7111.

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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 starting point for anyone wishing to travel along the eastern United States.

More than 21 million passengers pass through Washington Dulles International Airport annually, so 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, live dance performances and other amenities.

Location

The airport is situated 26 miles (42km) west of Washington DC.

Getting to the city

The Washington Fly Silver Line Express Bus provides a direct link to the airport, operating every 20 minutes to the Metro Silver Line station, with a fare of around $5. The coach service tickets can be bought at arrivals door 4 in the main terminal. A bus service is available at the station for transport to areas not serviced by Metrorail.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +1 703 572 2700.

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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.

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 concourse 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.

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Baltimore-Washington International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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