Dca Transportation

Written by Sandy Mitchell
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Reagan International Airport is located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Reagan International is served by fourteen airlines operating nonstop flights to 72 destinations. A variety of options are available to get you to and from the city, including taxis, the subway, buses, and limousines.

Public and Private Transportation to and from DCA

Completed in 1976, the Metrorail subway system is efficient, clean, and safe. A pedestrian walkway connects Reagan International Airport with a Metrorail station. A walking sidewalk makes this an easy stroll. Metrorail connects the airport with points throughout the greater Washington DC area.

Public bus service is available to areas in the greater Washington, DC area not served by the Metrorail system. The Metrobus stop for DCA is located next to the Metrorail station. Cities outside the Metrorail system may be reached by taking the Metrorail to Union Station in the center of Washington and connecting to Greyhound or Amtrak service to points beyond.

Taxis are widely available for hire and are located at the exit of each terminal at Reagan International Airport. Dispatchers are on hand to assist passengers and to ensure a good traffic flow. Taxis to and from Reagan International Airport operate on the zone system. Stretch limousines and executive sedan cars are available from private companies with advance reservations. Drivers meet passengers outside of the baggage claim area in each terminal. Hiring a limousine eliminates the stress of waiting in line for a taxi, renting a car, and finding your way around Washington. Eight rental car companies serve Reagan International Airport. Counters inside the terminal on the baggage claim level are open between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm. Passengers are driven to the car rental lots by shuttle bus.


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