Airports / Flights to D.C., Washington D.C.

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  • a very patriotic entrance to DC
    a very patriotic entrance to DC
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    DCA and Metro access
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    I just flew into DC, and boy are my arms...

    by cheskey Written Jun 4, 2003

    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.)

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  • Cheapest flights to DC

    by rwbtta Written Jul 3, 2003

    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.

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    Airports

    by acemj Updated Sep 1, 2003
    Reagan, w/ Washington Monument in background

    The three area airports are Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), "Reagan" (IAD), officially known as Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Dulles (Washington Dulles International). I prefer Reagan because you can literally see the monuments (check out the picture) from the terminal and it's easy to just jump on the Metro directly into the city.

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    The Old Washington National...

    by Randall_Burt Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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.

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    You can get to Washington By...

    by Randall_Burt Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    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.

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    The best way to get to...

    by Kentbein Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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

    Space Shuttle.

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    I am a memeber of the star...

    by shiran_d Written Oct 4, 2002

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    I am a memeber of the star alliance, so i am always flying with memeber airlines.
    http://www.ual.com/site/primary/0,10017,2578,00.html

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    Reagan International is beautiful!

    by SUSAMY Written Sep 28, 2003
    what a great looking airport!

    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!

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    Washington-Dulles Airport (IAD)

    by Aaron7 Written Sep 18, 2002

    This is one of the three major airports in the Washington DC area. Dulles is located in northern VA.

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