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Metro from the airport - Washington D.C.

Metro from the airport

Metro from the airport D.C. Metro Review

From Reagan National airport, the cheapest way to get to the city is by metro. It was $1.35 (non peak) or $1.85 (peak). The metro can be picked up easily from Terminal B and C, if you arrive at Terminal A you can take a free shuttle to the metro or you can walk to it but it's a pretty long way especially if you have a lot of luggage.

Mode: TO

Type: Subway/Metro

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2004
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Metro D.C. Metro Review

The website below has all the information you need on riding the metro. I found it to be clean, safe and reasonably efficient (although there was track work on the weekend I was there that delayed trains quite a bit).

You can purchase a fare card in any amount and the machine keeps track of how much you use and prints it on the card. If you have a bit left on the card and are below $7, you can insert into one of the machines and add more to it.

There are day and weekly passes, I only used the metro a couple of times per day and only bought a day pass for Sunday when I knew I would be using it a lot. The day pass was $6.50 and most trips were $1.35 (non peak) so you'd have to use 5 times to save money.

Mode: AROUND

Type: Subway/Metro

Website: http://www.wmata.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2004
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Ronald Reagan National ariport - Washington D.C.

Ronald Reagan National ariport

Flights into Washington DC Airports / Flights to D.C. Review

There are three airports in the area of Washington DC.

Ronald Reagan National Airport is the closest and best connected to the city, only 4 miles from downtown and connected to the city by metro.

Dulles International Airport is 26 miles from the city center and is not connected by metro

Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) is the third option, you can get to Washington DC's Union Station by Amtrak or MARC train

For cheap airfares, take a look at ATA which flies into Reagan or Southwest which flies into BWI

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Type: Airplane

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2004
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