Washington Dulles Airport IAD

Dulles Airport

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About the Airport

Statistics and location

The Washington D.C. Dulles airport, IATA code is IAD, serves the Unites States nation's capital area with domestic, international and intercontinental flights. During 2020, 8.33 million passengers passed through it. It is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, 42 km (26 miles) west of downtown Washington D.C. (SEE MAP).

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is an international airport located in Dulles, Virginia, USA, about 26 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. It is named after John Foster Dulles, the 52nd Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The airport is operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and serves as the primary international gateway for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It has three main passenger terminals and is known for its unique design featuring a main terminal building connected to the concourses by mobile lounges.

IAD is the busiest airport in the Washington metropolitan area and handles millions of passengers and cargo each year, serving over 125 destinations worldwide. It is also home to a number of major airlines, including United Airlines, which operates a hub at the airport.

Contact information:

Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Customer service: Tel- +1 703 572 2700 - TTY: (703) 572-2400

Main terminal and Concourses

Dulles Airport Terminals and Concourses

The airport is open 24 hours a day and consists of a Main Terminal and 5 concourses (A, B, C, D and Z). Aero Train is the automated airport train system for Washington Dulles International Airport, which connects passengers between the Terminal and the midfield area where the gates to concourses A, B and C are located. LEARN MORE

Services and amenities

The airport has free Wi-fi access, currency exchange, Concierge service, charging stations for electronic devices as well as electric vehicles, luggage carts, chapel, Nursing Rooms, Pet relief areas, Kid’s play zone, and smoking area. LEARN MORE

Food and Shopping

It has a wide gastronomic variety with restaurants, cafes and bars (some available 24 hours a day), as well as a wide variety of duty-free items, including clothing and fashion, cosmetics, electronics and telephones, alcoholic beverages, sweets, etc. You can find 24-hour convenience stores with regional products, books, and newspapers. LEARN MORE


Opposite the terminal is the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott. LEARN MORE

Public and Private Transportation

Black Car and Taxi service

LiveryAccess serve Dulles International exclusively, with 24-hour service to and from the Airport. From the Terminal, Arrivals Level - Baggage Claim, customers should proceed DOWN the ramp at Doors 2 or 6. Taxi fare starts from USD 55 to Arlington VA and 70 to Washington DC. Uber and Lyft are also available. LEARN MORE

Bus services

There are several bus services (Silver Line Express, bus Route 983 and the Metro bus 5A) that connect Washington Dulles airport with the closest metro station, Wiehle-Reston East Station. Also, Route 983, and 5A together with 981 run to the Museum's area in Washington DC. Virginia Breeze bus connect the airport with Virginia area and Megabus go to Union Station (central station). LEARN MORE

Car rental

If you want to rent a car at Dulles airport, you will find the car rental companies in the rental car lot, connected by Free shuttle buses. LEARN MORE


Airlines operating at Dulles airport and non-stop destinations.

VIP Lounges

There are several airline lounges at Washington Dulles airport, such as: Air France, British Airways, Etihad, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines. USO Lounge is available as well - LEARN MORE


There are 6 parking sectors: Terminal Lot - Cell Phone Lot - Garage 1 - Valet - Garage 2 and Economy Lot. LEARN MORE

The following spaces have been reserved in the IAD Airport's public parking lots:

  • Rows 2 through 30 of the Terminal Lot, at the end of the row closest to the Terminal.

  • Garage 1 is located on Level 1 adjacent to the Terminal's walkway and shuttle stop.

  • Garage 2 is located on Level 3 near the walkway and Level 1 near the shuttle stop.

  • Economy Parking is available throughout the parking lot and is close to all shuttle stations.

  • Disability parking spots are only for vehicles with a government-issued plate or placard for disabled parking.

  • These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served and cannot be reserved in advance.

  • All airport parking shuttles are wheelchair accessible and available to all passengers at no cost.

Dulles Airport Parking

Special Needs

Washington Dulles International Airport offers highly accessible facilities for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. LEARN MORE

IAD Airport important phone numbers

  • Dulles Information- 703-572-2400

  • Travelers Aid Office- 703-572-7350

  • Lost & Found - 703-572-8479


Answers to Passengers Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer Notice: This website is an informational guide and is not sponsored by, endorsed by, associated with, or affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and that visitors intending to reach the official site should visit flydulles.com