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Area Airports

There are three airports nearby with varying degrees of easy access to Washington, DC.

Ronald Reagan National Airport - this airport is the closest, located in Arlington, VA (sometimes called the Crystal City area).  This airport was just renovated and if you end up getting to the airport and your flight was delayed, you'll have plenty to do.  You can shop, eat, drink, look at art or people watch.  Because it is so close to DC, there are very serious restrictions on how late you can fly into this airport in a commercial plane (no later than 10pm).  To get to DC from this airport, you can take a taxi or take the Metro - there is a metro stop at the airport.  You can also take the Super Shuttle from 5:30am until 12:30am.  Their phone number is 1-800-BLUEVAN.  You can purchase tickets for the shuttle at the airport. 

Dulles International - this airport is located about 40 miles outside of  DC.  Allow extra time when departing DC from this airport because most of the terminals are not in the main area.  You will need to take those people movers which can add 10-15 minutes to your enroute time.  To get back and forth from DC, you have a few options.  Currently, metro does not run to Dulles, but you can take the Washington Flyer Express Bus for $8 to the Falls Church Metro stop.  Or you can take the Washington Flyer Express bus to the Greyhound station in downtown DC for $16 one way, $26 roundtrip.  Their phone number is 1-888-WASHFLY.  There is also a Greyhound Airport bus - you can call them at 222-BUS-N-FLY.  Of course taxi's are also available. Washington Flyer has a taxi service available for about $35-$47, depending on your destination in DC.

BWI or Baltimore International Airport - This airport is located about 40-45 miles outside of Washington. To get back and forth you can take a Super Shuttle for about $30 (1-800-BLUEVAN) or you can take an airport shuttle to the MARC train station.  From there you take a train to the DC Metro system.  A taxi ride will cost about $45, again depending on your destination in DC.

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