The D.C. Airport Guide

Flying into or out of the D.C. area?

Good news! You have a few options when booking your travels.

The nation’s capital is fortunate to have three airports within an hour’s drive, all hubs to different airline and offering different amenities.

Here’s a little bit about each of the airports to help you determine which will work best for your travel needs.

1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Man looking out of airport window
The D.C. Airport Guide 4
  • Location: Arlington County, Virginia
  • Distance From Washington, D.C.: Four miles
Reagan Airport Interior from a raised eye view

DCA Airlines

  • Air Canada
  • AirTran
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Fly Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Shuttle
  • US Airways Express
  • Virgin America


  • Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Il Viaggio Italian Kitchen
  • Legal Seafood
  • Matsutake Sushi
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Sam & Harry’s
  • Starbucks


  • Hourly Parking
  • Long-Term Parking
  • Daily garages with courtesy shuttles

The DCA Cell Phone Lot is located just beyond Terminal B and C.


The Gallery Walk in Terminal A boasts an incredible arts program with rotating art displays, dancers, singers, musicians, and more

Transportation to Washington D.C. From DCA

DCA is home to an “elevated Metrorail station connected to the concourse levels of Terminals B and C” that “provides easy and affordable access to locations throughout Washington, Virginia, and Maryland” through the blue and yellow lines. There are also the other following forms of transport from the airport:

  • Taxis
  • Shuttles
  • Rideshare stops (Uber, Lyft)
  • Private limousines

2. Dulles International Airport (IAD)

The D.C. Airport Guide 5
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • Distance From Washington, D.C.: 26 Miles


  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeroflot
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • AirTran
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Austrian
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Ethiopian
  • Fly Frontier Airlines
  • Iceland Air
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • KLM Roya Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa, Porter
  • Qatar Airways
  • Scandinavian Airways
  • Saudi
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Volaris


  • Hourly Parking
  • Long-Term Parking
  • Economy Parking With Free Shuttles

IAD Cell Phone Lot: The cell phone lot at IAD is located at the intersection of Rudder Road and Autopilot Drive.


  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Starbucks
  • The Firkin & Fox
  • The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

Transportation to Washington D.C.

Transportation from IAD to Washington, D.C. is currently not on a Metro line, but the Silver Line will service it when the expansion project is complete in 2020. Alternative methods of transportation include:

  • Shuttles
  • Taxis
  • Rideshares (Uber, Lyft)
  • SuperShuttle
  • Metrobus

3. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

The D.C. Airport Guide 6
  • Location: Southern Area of Baltimore, MD
  • Distance From Washington, D.C.: About 31 Miles


  • Air Canada
  • Alaska
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Condor
  • Contour
  • Delta
  • Icelandair
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southern Airways Express
  • Southwest
  • Spirit
  • United Airlines
  • Wow Air


  • Hourly Parking
  • Daily Parking
  • Express Parking
  • Long-term Parking
  • FlyAway Valet

The cell phone lot at BWI is located on Scoot Road, to the right of the Daily Parking Garage entrance.

Transportation to Washington D.C. From BWI

Travelers from BWI into Washington, D.C. can take the MARC or Amtrak trains to Union Station. Taxis and rideshare rides are also available.

Restaurants at BWI

  • Arby’s
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
  • BGR The Burger Joint
  • Brix & Vine Wine Bar
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Cinnabon
  • DC-3 Hot Dogs
  • Duclaw Brewing Company
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Firkin & Flyer
  • Flying Dog Tap House
  • Gachi House of Sushi
  • Green Beans Coffee
  • Harbor Grille
  • The Greene Turtle
  • The Urban Burger
  • Tony & Benny’s New York Style Pizza
  • Urban Bar-B-Que Company
  • Vino Volo
  • Zona Cocina
  • Jamba Juice
  • Kraze Burger
  • La Carnita
  • Leeann Chin
  • Market Express
  • Martini
  • McDonald’s
  • Nature’s Kitchen
  • Fresh Café
  • Obrycki’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Passports Bar & Grill
  • Phillip’s Seafood Express
  • Pie Five Pizza
  • Pinkberry Yogurt
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Quizno’s Subs
  • R&R Seafood Bar
  • Silver Diner
  • Dir Veza’s
  • Smoothie King
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Sweet Jesus

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