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Washington Dulles International Airport

General information

Washington Dulles International Airport is an airport named after John Foster Dulles, consisting of three terminals and four runways. The airport is a hub for United Airlines. Washington Dulles International Airport is Washington D.C.’s main international airport, Washington Reagan National Airport and Baltimore/Washington Airport are mainly used for domestic flights.

Washington D.C. does not have an international airport, however there are three airports in close proximity of the capital of the United States. You can choose between two airports in Virginia (Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington Reagan National Airport) and one airport in Maryland (Baltimore/Washington Airport).


Where is Washington Dulles International Airport situated?

The airport is located in the state of Virginia west of the capital Washington D.C.. You can reach the airport by car via State Route 267 (Dulles Access Road) and State Route 28.

How many terminals does Washington Dulles International Airport have?

The airport consists of a main terminal (boarding gates H/Z) and two satellite terminals (Concourses A/B and Concourses C/D). Main Terminal has two floors, Arrivals Level – Baggage Claim / Ground Transportation & Parking on the ground floor and Departures Level – Ticketing / Check-In on the first floor. The terminals of Washington Dulles International Airport are connected to each other by means of an automated people mover called AeroTrain. This AeroTrain runs from boarding gates B via the main terminal (boarding gates H/Z) to Concourse A and Concourse C.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Washington Dulles International Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United States.

Airport Distance
Washington Reagan National Airport 38km
Baltimore/Washington Airport 72km



The distance from Washington Dulles International Airport to the centre of Washington D.C. is 45 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Washington D.C..

From IAD Airport to Washington D.C. City centre by Car
45 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Washington Dulles International Airport by public transport. Visit the Washington Dulles International Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Washington Dulles International Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Washington D.C. is about $ 70.-. Book your taxi at Washington Dulles International Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From IAD Airport to Washington D.C. City centre by Taxi
45 km
50 min
$ 70.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Washington Dulles International Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Washington Dulles International Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Washington Dulles International Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Washington Dulles International Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Washington Dulles International Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Washington Dulles International Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • United Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Saudia


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Washington Dulles International Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Sterling

Located on Washington Dulles Airport property, this hotel has an airport shuttle and express check-in and check-out. It also has an indoor pool. Free WiFi is available in public areas.


Candlewood Suites Washington-Dulles Herndon, an IHG Hotel, Herndon

This all-suite hotel is located in Herndon, Virginia, minutes from Washington-Dulles International Airport. Every suite is equipped with a fully equipped kitchen and free high-speed internet access.


The Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon

Moments from Dulles International Airport and within driving distance of Washington, D.C., this Herndon, Virginia hotel offers a free airport shuttle and on-site restaurant. The modern guestrooms are decorated with the signature Heavenly Bed.

Hotels in Washington D.C.

Looking for the best hotels in Washington D.C.? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center, Washington

Located in Penn Quarter, across the street from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro, Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center is a micro-hotel with an urban vibe.


Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington

Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C. is just 200 metres from the Metro Center station of the Washington D.C. Metro system. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.


Riggs Washington DC, Washington

The Riggs Washington DC is located in the former home of Riggs National Bank, and offers modern accommodations 5-minutes away from Gallery Place - Chinatown Metro Station. Rooms at the Riggs Washington DC include a city views of Penn Quarter.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Washington Dulles International Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


National Harbor: Capital Wheel Entry Ticket

Experience incomparable aerial views of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia while relaxing inside fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Plan your visit around the weather with this flexible date ticket.


Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

Dine aboard the Odyssey, a unique boat designed to provide the ultimate viewing of Washington DC's sights. Savor a delicious plated brunch with mimosas or a gourmet 3-course dinner served at your private table, then relax to the curated background music.

Tour & transport

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, learn about the fascinating history of the nation's capital.


  3 reviews

Have you visited Washington Dulles International Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Washington Dulles International Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Finn mikkelsen
1 day ago

Passport control over 2 hours waiting time.

Thomas king
2 months ago

Custom waiting period is horrible they have over 35 lines and have 3 or 4 agents working its about 7 lines deep back to the bathroom area after a long flight the last thing you want to do is stand in line for hours on end horrible customer service need more agent to get passed passport immigration area of the airport

Richard Drage
2 months ago

Where do I start?! Crap! Utter Crap! If you are passing through this ‘international’ airport with two minutes spare to have a piss then fine. Otherwise don’t bother. It’s shite.

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