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WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - WASHINGTON DC

Washington International AirportWashington International Airport - Washington is served by three major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Each of these airports can be reached by public transport from Washington. When considering flying into Washington, carefully research airline fares to each of these airports as it can vary greatly.

Ronald Reagan National Airport (“National Airport”) is located across the Potomac river in Arlington, Virginia. It only handles air travel within the United States and a few flights to Canada. It is the most convenient airport as it is easily accessible by Metro (yellow and blue lines). Taxi fare from National to Capitol Hill is about US$15. For more information 703/417-8000 or www.metwashairports.com.

Washington Dulles International Airport (“Dulles”) is located about 25 miles west of Washington in Virginia. It is the largest airport serving the Washington metropolitan area and offers both domestic and international flights. While Dulles is not on the Metro line it is accessible by taking the Metro to the West Falls Church stop on the orange line and taking a special shuttle bus, the Washington Flyer (US$14/8 round trip/one way) to the airport. Taxi fare from Dulles to Washington aboard the Washington Flyer Taxi is about US$50. For more information on the Washington Flyer: 888/927-4359 or www.washfly.com and for more information on Dulles 703/572-2700 or www.metwashairports.com.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (“BWI”) is located about 30 miles north of Washington in Baltimore. It serves both domestic and international flights.. You can get to BWI by taking the metro to the Greenbelt Metro stop and then taking a shuttle to the airport from the Metro stop. You can also take the MARC, a commuter train service from Union Station. A taxi from BWI to Washington will run about US$55. For more information on the Metro see www.wmata.com, for more information on the MARC call 800/325-RAIL for more information on BWI 800/435-9294 or www.bwiairport.com.

 

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