Dulles airport - Washington D.C. (IAD)  9.2


Washington Dulles International Airport, opened on November 17, 1962, serves the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. and is one of the most modern and important in the country. In addition to numerous domestic flights, it operates with international destinations throughout the globe.

Official Website: flydulles.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 21.6 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +1 703 572 2700. Flight information: Tel +1 703 572 6240. There are information desks on the Arrivals level and near gates A15, B62, C17 and D16. There are also volunteers in yellow or blue uniforms throughout the enclosure to assist passengers.

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The airport is located 42 km (26 miles) to the west of Washington D.C.

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Bus - Washington Flyer Bus (Tel +1 888 927 4359), via its Silver Line Express service, connects the airport with Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station on weekdays from 6:00 am to 10:40 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays between 7:45 am and 10:45 pm. Travel time is around 15 minutes and buses leave every 15-20 min. Tickets cost USD5.00 and can be purchased at the counter located by Arrivals door 4. Line 5A from Metrobus (Tel +1 202 637 7000) costs USD7.00 and runs every 30 minutes from the airport to L'Enfant Plaza Station, also stopping at Rosslyn and Herndon-Monroe. The trip takes around 55 min. It operates Mondays through Fridays between 5:50 am and 0:19 am, and weekends from 6:35 am to 0:24 am. Routes 983 and 981 from Fairfax Connector (Tel +1 703 339 7200) go to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, Herndon-Monroe, Reston Town Center and Wiehle-Reston Metro Station, with a fare of USD1.75. They depart between 5:54 am and 11:51 pm. On the other hand, Supreme Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 800 590 0000) and SuperShuttle (Tel +1 800 258 3826) offer door-to-door, minibus transportation to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Virginia and Maryland. Desks are found on the lower level, near gates 2 and 6. More information

Taxi - Cabs available 24 hours a day on the lower level of the terminal. The official operator is Washington Flyer Taxi (Tel +1 703 572 8294). Fares to the city centre are around USD60.00-68.00 and journey time is 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

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Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5500), Alamo (Tel +1 800 462 5266), Avis (Tel +1 800 331 1212), Budget (Tel +1 800 527 0700), Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000), Enterprise (Tel +1 800 736 8222), Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131), National (Tel +1 800 227 7368), Thrifty (Tel +1 800 367 2277). At the ground transportation center, on the lower level, there are courtesy phones to make reservations, while shuttle services transfer customers to their vehicle pick-up area.

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The airport has a bank, currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, VIP lounges, charging stations, mobile phone services, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. Inside the Marriott hotel, located inside the grounds, you can find meeting rooms.

Food and Drinks- There is a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, fast food outlets and bars throughout the terminal. Capitol Grounds Coffee, Dulles Gourmet Market, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in concourses A, B, C and D. There are also bookstores, newsagents, sweets, fashion and accessories, jewellery, souvenirs, cosmetics.
Baggage- Carts available on the Departures and Arrivals levels. The lost and found office is situated in the baggage reclaim area and operates Mondays through Fridays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm (Tel +1 703 572 8479).
Other Services- Chapel, baby care rooms, smoking lounges, spas, children's playground, shoeshines.

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Several parking options. There is also a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Lot) which is free for 1 hour. More information: Tel +1 703 572 4500. Rates

Terminal Parking - Spaces for short and long stays in front of the terminal, connected to it through an underground walkway. With valet parking service.
Garage 1 & 2 - Multi-storey facilities with covered bays and charging stations for electric vehicles. You can access the terminal through covered walkways or a shuttle service.
Economy Lot - Outdoor area for long stays, situated next to the airport's entrance. There are shuttles that run to the terminal around the clock, every 10 minutes.

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There are elevators, Braille signage, relief areas for service animals, designated parking spaces, adapted toilets and telephones, and accessible security checkpoints. The airport's transportation systems can assist passengers with reduced mobility. To request wheelchairs, contact your airline in advance.

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The Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (Tel +1 703 471 9500) is situated inside the airport grounds. There are many other hotels nearby and in the city centre, and several of them provide complimentary transfer services. The Westin Washington Dulles Airport (Tel +1 703 793 3366), Hyatt Regency Dulles (Tel +1 703 713 1234), Best Western Dulles Airport Inn (Tel +1 703 471 8300), Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport Hotel (Tel +1 571 643 0950), Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East (Tel +1 571 643 0905), Candlewood Suites Washington-Dulles Herndon (Tel +1 703 793 7100), Staybridge Suites Herndon-Dulles (Tel +1 703 713 6800), Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles Int'l Airport (Tel +1 703 793 1700), Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles Airport (Tel +1 703 464 0200).

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Latest updates: November, 25, 2016