Washington DC Airports

Dulles Airport (IAD) - Reagan National Airport (DCA) - Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI)

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Dulles International Airport (IAD)

1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles VA 20166 - (703) 572-2700

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Fairfax County, Virginia and at about 28 miles from downtown Washington DC. Dulles airport is a major NorthEast hub for domestic and international air travel and according to the Metropolitan Washington Ports Authority’s air traffic statistics report, in 2017 a total of 22,716,399 (domestic + international flights) passed through Dulles International Airport.

Dulles International Airport Map
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Travel/Driving time from Dulles airport into downtown Washington DC will vary depending on time of day and day of week being Friday, the day with the most traffic.
  • If traveling during the morning/afternoon rush hours (i.e 8 AM or 5 PM), it could easily take up to 1.5 hours to get from Dulles to DC
  • If traveling during normal/off-peak hours, it could take you 45 minutes to 1 hour top more or less.

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Reagan National Airport (DCA)

2401 S Smith Blvd Arlington, VA 22202 - (703) 417-8000

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the primary airport serving Washington DC and it’s located in the neighborhood of Crystal City in the county of Arlington, Virginia and at about 5 miles from DC’s downtown area. DCA is a “short-haul” airport offering nonstop service to destinations no further than a 1,250 mile perimeter from Washington DC as part of the federally-instituted “Perimeter Rule.” Nevertheless, over the years, the federal government has granted exceptions to this rule, allowing daily flights to several US cities beyond the perimeter including Austin (AUS), Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN), Salt Lake City (SCL), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) and Portland (PDX).

According to the Metropolitan Washington Ports Authority’s air traffic statistics report, in 2016 a grand total of 23,595,006 passengers passed through Reagan National Airport.

Travel/Driving time from Reagan National airport into downtown Washington DC will vary depending on time of day and day of week, and then again, Friday will be the day with the most traffic.

  • With no traffic at all, the normal travel time from DCA to Downtown DC area is around 15 minutes.
  • With normal traffic during off-peak hours, the estimated driving time is around 22 minutes give or take, but it could take you up to 40 minutes during the rush/peak hours (i.e.5 PM).
Reagan National Airport MAP

DCA Project Journey Parking Advisory

To help reduce congestion on airport roadways during major Project Journey construction, Reagan National is offering up to “60 minutes free parking” in Terminal Garages. For stays of longer than 60 minutes, regular parking rates and fees will apply. With traffic delays expected on roadways near Terminal B/C, using the garages to pick up or drop off passengers is a recommended alternative.

*see free parking offer details below

DCA Free Parking Promotion (Park Free for up to 60 minutes)

How it Works:

  • Follow signs directly to Terminal Parking A, B, or C depending on your airline.
  • Pull a ticket at the garage entrance and keep it with you. Note the entry time printed on the ticket.
  • Proceed to a parking space on the top level to wait for your traveler. Or, if you prefer, lock your car and meet inside the terminal. Enjoy a cup of coffee or browse our airport shopping and dining options.
  • To exit, return to your vehicle and drive to any open express exit lane. Insert your ticket in the machine within 60 minutes for complimentary parking.
  • Note: For stays of longer than 60 minutes, regular parking fees will apply.
    • 61 minutes will cost $12 (same as two hours of parking).
    • There is no first-hour discount for any parking duration longer than 60 minutes.
  • Customers with parking questions can call (703) 417-PARK or 703-417-7275.

NOTE: This promotion will run for a limited time.

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Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

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7035 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240 - (410) 859-7111

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located in Linthicum, an unincorporated community in northern Anne Arundel County in the state of Maryland and at about 33 miles from Washington DC’s downtown area.

According to the BWI’s Facts & Figures report, a record 25.1 million passengers traveled through Baltimore-Washington international airport in 2016.

Travel/Driving time from BWI into downtown Washington DC will vary depending on time of day and day of week being Friday, the day with the most traffic as it’s the case with all 3 airports service the DC metropolitan area (starting to sound like a broken record).

  • With no traffic at all, the normal travel time from BWI to Washington DC downtown area is around 50 minutes +/-.
  • With normal traffic during off-peak hours, the estimated driving time is around 1 hour and 10 minutes give or take.
  • Driving at peak hours will take you around 1.5 hours +/- (i.e.5 PM).