Transfer to/from - Washington National airport (DCA)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Washington National airport (DCA)


Washington National airport (DCA)


Uber, Lyft and ALTO pick up their passengers on the third curb of Terminal 1, outside the baggage reclaim level of Terminal 2 and across from the shuttle bus shelter of the car rental centre.


Metrorail (Tel +1 202 637 7000) has a station connected through bridges to the Departures level of Terminal 2, which provides easy access to locations throughout Washington, Virginia and Maryland.

Blue line: Franconia-Springfield, Pentagon, Rosslyn, Metro Center, L'Enfant Plaza, Stadium-Armory, Largo Town Center.

Yellow line: Huntington, Pentagon, L'Enfant Plaza, Gallery Place, Fort Totten, Prince George's Plaza, Greenbelt.

Fares range from USD2.00 to USD6.00 and the journey time to the city centre is 10-15 minutes. They operate Mondays through Fridays between 5:00 am and 1:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 am and Sundays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am.

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Car rental search



Ranks are located outside the baggage reclaim halls and all cabs have meters. The trip to the city centre takes 15-30 minutes and has a cost of USD14.00-27.00. More information: Tel +1 703 417 0981.

Latest updates: November 28, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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