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
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.