Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority

Dulles International Airport

Cell Phone Waiting Area

 Cell Phone Waiting Area


Brought to you by popular demand, Dulles Airport is pleased to provide a free cell phone waiting area.

What is it?

The cell phone waiting area is an ideal place to wait for arriving passengers. Just have the arriving passengers call you with door number and level (departure or arrivals) and avoid parking by pick up the passengers when they have exited the terminal and are on the roadway. It is important that the arriving passengers are outside and ready for pickup before you approach the terminal. There is no waiting at the curb while arriving passengers wait for luggage. Parking at the curbs may result in a parking ticket and / or towing.

Where is it?

The cell phone waiting area is located at the intersection of Rudder Road and Autopilot Drive. From the Dulles Access Road heading towards the Airport, follow the signs that say, "Cell Phone Waiting Area". This will lead you to Rudder Road. Go past the Economy Parking lot entrance on your right. Just past the traffic light at the intersection of Rudder Road and Autopilot Drive, you will turn left into the Cell Phone Waiting Area.

Some Things You Need to Know

This is a free lot
Maximum waiting time is one hour
Vehicles must not be left unattended
No commercial vehicles are allowed
No restroom facilities

How much does it cost?

It's free of charge and can be used for up to one hour.

How can I monitor the status of an inbound or outbound flight?

Just call 703-572-6240 and have the flight number ready. You will hear prompts asking you to key in the flight number from your phone. This phone system is directly tied to the in-airport flight information displays.