Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I use TNC’s (like Uber and Lyft) to get to and from the airport?
Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies are able to easily meet you at any passenger pickup area in Terminals 1 and 2. You need to have their app and an account to use these services.
Is there public transportation to Dulles and BWI airports from Reagan?
Yes, stop by any Information Desk for a handout on the various options available.
Do hotels shuttles make pick-ups at Reagan Airport?
Only on a limited basis. No Washington or Maryland hotel provides shuttle service for their guests traveling through Reagan Airport. Some of the nearby Virginia hotels do provide regular shuttle service. When booking a hotel, make sure you check out the section on airport transportation or call and ask them.
Are there lockers for rent at Reagan National?
No, not at the airport. However, there are short-term rental lockers available at Union Station in downtown Washington.
I want to get to the National Mall. Can I use a water taxi?
The Potomac Water Taxi offers seasonal service with routes connecting The Wharf and Georgetown in DC, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, and National Harbor in Maryland. Click here for more information.
Is there a low-cost way to travel around the National Mall?
The DC Circulator bus, a service of the District government, has 6 routes in the downtown core. It costs just $1 to hop on the bus. Yes, you can use your SmartTrip card on the DC Circulator. Routes.
Can I get advance passes to the new African American Museum of Culture and History? What about same-day passes?
Free timed-entry passes for the Museum may only be obtained through ETIX button the Museum’s website. Caution, timed passes obtained through other services or from individuals not associated with the Museum may not be honored. Please be aware that there may be counterfeit passes distributed through other services. Same-day timed-entry passes are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. daily until they run out. Same-day passes are not available via phone. Click here for more information.
What is the DMV?
The greater Washington region is frequently referred to as the “DMV,” a shorthand for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The area in the region that is surrounded by Interstate 495, also known as the Capital Beltway, is also referred to as being “inside the Beltway.” The city of Washington DC, which is at the center of the area, is referred to as “the District” and is not part of any state. The Virginia portion of the region, where the airport is located, is known locally as Northern Virginia, or “NOVA.”