Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority

Dulles International Airport

Travel Options to Local Destinations

Note: All travel options below reflect the July, 26, 2014 opening of the Silver Line Metrorail extension to the Wiehle-Reston East station.

Reagan National Airport

  • Most expensive: Washington Flyer Taxi directly from Dulles. Distance is about 30 miles.
  • Less expensive: SuperShuttle shared ride service from Dulles.
  • Less expensive: Take Metrobus Route 5A from Dulles to the Rosslyn Metrorail station.  Board a Blue line train towards Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  The Airport train station is connected to the Terminal.
  • Least expensive: Take Washington Silver Line Express bus service from Dulles direct to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station. Then board Metrorail in the direction of Largo. Change trains at the Rosslyn station to the Blue line towards Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Airport train station is connected to the Terminal.
  • Note: The Airports Authority does not provide a dedicated shuttle between the airports.

BWI (Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall) Airport

  • Most expensive: Washington Flyer Taxi directly from Dulles. Distance is about 57 miles.
  • Less expensive: SuperShuttle shared ride service from Dulles.
  • Less expensive: Take Washington Flyer Silver Line Express bus service from Dulles direct to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station.  Then board Metrorail in the direction of Largo. Change trains at the Metro Center station to the Red line towards Union Station. At Union Station, board MARC Commuter Rail to BWI Marshall Rail Station.
  • Least expensive: Take Washington Flyer Silver Line Express bus service from Dulles direct to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station.  Then board Metrorail in the direction of Largo.  Change trains at the L'Enfant Plaza station to the Green line towards Greenbelt.  At Greenbelt, board Metrobus Route B30 to BWI Airport.
  • Note: The Airports Authority does not provide a dedicated shuttle between the airports.

Baltimore City via public transportation


Downtown Washington, DC attractions and Smithsonian Museums


National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center (Dulles Annex)

  • Most expensive: Washington Flyer Taxi directly from Dulles.  Distance is about 4 miles.
  • Least expensive: Fairfax Connector Route 983 bus directly from Dulles. Proceed to any “Arrivals Door” from Baggage Claim, down the ramp and outside to the second curb. Buses board from the stop located under the red awning at location “2E.”

Virginia Colleges in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Radford

  • Home Ride provides scheduled service between the Vienna Metrorail station and JMU, UVA, VT and Radford on weekends. They leave Vienna metro on Sunday evenings, and depart from the colleges listed above on Friday afternoons. Please contact them on 1-800-553-6644 or visit their website for schedule and ticket information. You can use the Washington Flyer Silver Line Express bus for transportation from Dulles to the West Falls Church Metrorail station. From there, you could ride Metrorail to the Vienna station on the Orange line.

Fredericksburg, VA


Virginia Cities: Richmond, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Norfolk, etc.

  • There are no shuttles providing direct service between Dulles and these points. You might want to try Greyhound, which has a bus station at Union Station in downtown Washington, D.C. Union Station is accessible via Metrorail.