Washington DC is served by three major
airports , two on the outskirts and one
right in the city center.
International Airport , 26 miles west in
northern Virginia, and Baltimore-Washington
International Airport (BWI), halfway between
DC and Baltimore, get the majority of the
Washington National Airport and its major
state-of-the-art terminal, along the Potomac
River just west of the Mall, is mostly used
by domestic flights. Taking a taxi downtown
from BWI or Dulles costs around $50, but
express buses run from both airports to a
downtown terminal at 1517 K St NW, just
three blocks north of the White House.
Washington Flyer Express (tel
1-800/927-4359) serves Dulles (every 30min;
40min journey; $16 one-way, $26 round-trip)
and the SuperShuttle (tel 1-800/BLUE-VAN)
runs from BWI (every 30min; 1hr journey; $30
one-way). From Dulles, the cheapest method,
though more time-consuming, is to take the
Washington Flyer Express as far as West
Falls Church Metro station ($8) and the
Metro subway system from there. A
SuperShuttle runs from National (every
30-60min; $13 one-way), though this airport
is on the Metro system, just a short ride
from downtown. Taxis downtown from National
cost around $15.
Dulles International Airport:
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is served by 15 major domestic airlines, 8 regional airlines and 20 major international airlines.
From Downtown Washington DC:
Go west on I-66 to exit 67. Follow signs to the airport, approximately 16 miles from exit 67.
National Airport Washington
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport serves a variety of North American destinations.
From Washington, DC:
I-395 South; GW Parkway South; Take Airport Exit