Transfer to/from - Dulles airport - Washington D.C. (IAD)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Dulles airport - Washington D.C. (IAD)


Dulles airport - Washington D.C. (IAD)

Bus Services

Line 5A from Metrobus (Tel +1 202 637 7000) costs USD7.50 and runs every 30 minutes from the airport to L'Enfant Plaza Station, also stopping at Rosslyn and Herndon-Monroe. The trip takes 50-60 min. It operates from 5:50 am to 11:35 pm (from 6:35 am on the weekends).

The Silver Line Express service (Tel +1 703 572 7661) connects the airport with Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station between 6:00 am and 10:40 pm (Saturdays and Sundays from 7:45 am). Travel time is around 15 minutes and buses leave every 15-20 min. Tickets cost USD5.00 and can be purchased at the counter located by Arrivals door 4.

Routes 983 and 981 from Fairfax Connector (Tel +1 703 339 7200) go to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, Herndon-Monroe, Reston Town Center and Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, with a fare of USD2.00. They depart between 5:54 am and 11:51 pm.

Virginia Breeze connects Union Station, in Washington, with Blacksburg, stopping at the airport and several locations in New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley and northern Virginia.

Shuttles to hotels

Customers can find their shuttle bus or van on the ground transportation level.

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Car rental search



- Cabs available 24 hours a day on the lower level of the terminal (doors 2 and 6). The official operator is Washington Flyer Taxi (Tel +1 703 572 8294). Fares to the city centre are around USD60.00-68.00 and journey time is 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic. 

Uber and Cabify are available outside the Main Terminal, on the Arrivals Level.

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Latest updates: June 21, 2021

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.