Recommended Transportation to AU

From Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA)

Metrorail – The national airport has its own metro stop. Two lines go through this stop: the yellow and blue lines. To go into D.C. take either the blue line bound for Largo Town Center, or the yellow line bound for Fort Totten. Metrorail fare cards may be purchased with cash or credit/debit cards at machines located at both entrances to the Airport Metro station.  For maps and additional information about the Metrorail system, please visit http://www.wmata.com/.

Taxis - Taxicabs are dispatched from convenient locations on the arrivals curb just outside the baggage claim areas of each terminal. Uniformed taxicab dispatchers are stationed at each taxicab dispatch area to assist passengers with selecting a taxicab based on destinations in Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland.

The uniformed taxicab dispatchers are also available to assist passengers with any questions or concerns and to assist passengers with disabilities in selecting a wheelchair accessible taxicab. If a wheelchair accessible taxicab is not available within the dispatch system an accessible taxicab will be called to the Airport. Passengers with disabilities are encouraged to contact the taxicab dispatch office 24 hours in advance at 703-417-4333 to make pre-arrangements to ensure these services are available when needed.

Taxicab stands are conveniently located near the Arrivals (baggage claim) exits of each terminal. Dispatchers at each stand will help you select a taxicab based on your destination in Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland. No advance reservations are required—service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Below is a chart of approximate taxi rates from the Airport. Please consult your taxicab operator regarding fares for taxi trips back to the Airport.

All taxicabs dispatched at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport must have and use taxi meters.  Taxicabs will cost around $24 one way without tip.

Super Shuttle - Super Shuttle service is available from Reagan to Washington DC for around $25 each way for one person.  Shuttles operate on a shared ride-on demand basis. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or goto www.supershuttle.com.

Upon arrival proceed to the outside curb and contact the Super Shuttle representative. After hours, call 1-800-258-3826 and press 1 for dispatch or 2 for reservations.

From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

How to connect to the Metrorail system from BWI Airport – Metro now offers BWI Express Metro bus service between BWI and the Greenbelt metro station. The service provides a direct connection between BWI and the Greenbelt Metro Station. The BWI Express/B30 service runs every 40 minutes, 7 days a week to the Greenbelt Metro Station, which is located on the Green Line of the Washington Metro System. Buses run 25 times each weekday and 21 times on Saturdays and Sunday, every 40 minutes. For more information call 202-637-7000 or go to www.wmata.com.

Catch the BWI Express from BWI Marshall Airport. There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter. Follow the signs that say "Public Transit."

The Greenbelt Metro Station connects to Metro Stations throughout Washington, DC, Virginia, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. A route map and schedule is available now on Metro's website, www.wmata.com.

MARC Train - MARC Trains provide service to the BWI Marshall Rail Station, where free shuttles serve the airport terminal. MARC Train Service only operates Monday-Friday (no weekend service). Shuttle stops are located on the lower level terminal roadway in between door numbers 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 14 & 15, and 17 & 18. Shuttle buses from the BWI Marshall terminal building to the rail station operate every 12 min from 5:00am to 1:00am daily and every 25 min between 1:00am and 5:00am daily. Buses stop adjacent to the rail station garage, directly in front of the rail station. The BWI Rail Station is located one mile from the terminal building. To contact the BWI Marshall Rail Station, please call 410-672-6169.

Amtrak Train – Amtrak also provides service between BWI’s Marshal Rail Station and Union Station. Note, however, that Amtrak and MARC are different trains and thus the ticket prices will be different.

Amtrak trains provide service to the BWI Marshall Rail Station, where free shuttles serve the airport terminal. Shuttle stops are located on the lower level terminal roadway in between door numbers 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 14 & 15, and 17 & 18. Shuttle buses from the BWI Marshall terminal building to the rail station operate every 12 min from 5:00am to 1:00am daily and every 25 min between 1:00am and 5:00am daily. Buses stop adjacent to the rail station garage, directly in front of the rail station. The BWI Rail Station is located one mile from the terminal building. To contact the BWI Marshall Rail Station, please call 410-672-6169.

For Amtrak schedules and information call 1-800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) or go to www.amtrak.com.

Super Shuttle - Super shuttle service is available from BWI to Washington DC for around $40 each way. For reservations or information please call 1-800-BLUEVAN or go to www.supershuttle.com.

 

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

How to connect to the Metrorail system from Dulles Airport – Purchase a ticket (one-way or round-trip) at the Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter located at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal. Travelers will also board the Coach from this location. The buses depart approximately every 30 minutes but please listen for announcements for exact bus departure times. Click here for schedule and ticket prices. You may purchase a Metrorail fare card inside the train station at the West Falls Church Metro stop where you will board the train. Trains bound for "New Carrollton" will take you towards Downtown Washington, DC. Please click here for general Metrorail information, or a Metrorail system map, or call (202) 637-7000; TTY (202) 638-3780.

Metrobus Route 5Abetween Dullesand Washington, DC – Metrobus operates anexpress bus servicebetween Dulles Airport and Washington, DC (L'Enfant Plaza) via the following stops:

  • Washington Dulles InternationalAirport
  • Herndon-Monroe (VA) Park & Ride Lot
  • Tysons-Westpark (VA)Transit Station
  • Rosslyn (VA)Metrorail Station
  • L'Enfant Plaza (DC) Metrorail Station

At Dulles, the Metrobus stopsat the Ground Transportation Curb (Arrivals level, down the ramp) at curb location2E.  Please click here to downloadthe route map and timetable from Metro's website.

Super Shuttle - Super Shuttle service is available from Dulles to Washington DC for around $30 each way for one person.  For reservations or information please call 1-800-BLUEVAN or go to www.supershuttle.com.

Taxi – Washington Flyer Taxi provides Washington Dulles International Airport patrons with world-class taxicab service to and from the Airport. Taxis are dispatched from convenient locations on the arrivals curb just outside the baggage claim area of the main terminal.  Washington Flyer Taxis are competitively priced and fares are calculated by meters. The electronic meter should be activated to compute your fare upon your departure. The taxicab rates provided on the Taxi Rate page are established by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission (WMATC) and are subject to change.  The taxi will cost around $57 each way.  For more information please go to http://www.washfly.com.

 

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