Airports / Flights to D.C., Washington D.C.
Reagan National or Dulles are the closest airports. You can also take Amtrack from most major Northeast cities (assuming Amtrack doesn't go out of buisness).
To get around DC the easiest thing to do is walk because most of the main tourist attractions are close to each other. For longer journeys there is a subway and taxis. Don't drive around DC if you can help it.
Remember that if you are flying into DC, Dulles International airport is actually about 25 miles due west of the city. You may think "oh I'll just get a hotel near the airport." And unless you greatly enjoy strip malls and chain eateries, you may want to think about staying somewhere closer to the city.
I would recommend flying into Reagan because of its access to the Metro (subway) system. From Dulles, you are basically stuck bumming a ride or hailing a taxi, which by the way - only get a taxi from inside the airport (they will warn you of this ad nauseam though.)
What with all the air travel search engines, this is probably common knowledge by now, but it's usually far cheaper to fly into/out of BWI than Reagan or Dulles - Dulles is usually the most expensive.
If not renting a car, take a van into DC, or you can take a shuttle to the Amtrak station, where you can catch a train into Union Station, (before midnight, anyway - check the schedule at http://www.amtrak.com to be sure)
By the way, train travel on the east coast (between Washington and Boston) tends to be expensive, it's usually cheaper to fly, if you book ahead.
The Old Washington National Airport. Now named Ronald Regan International. This is the Best way to get to Washington DC.
The Subway is the fastest and cheapest way to get around.
You can get to Washington By Car,Bus,Train, Plane and most regular ways of transportation. Picture is 737 taking off from Regan International Airport.
The best way to get to Washington, D.C. Let's see. There are several WAYS to arrive, but let's find the BEST way: I recommend
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This airport is gorgeous... and how nice to have the Metro Line right there! Much easier to get around in DC than many other US cities!
This is one of the three major airports in the Washington DC area. Dulles is located in northern VA.