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Take Metrobus to BWI and Dulles

Did you know that you can use Metro service to get to all three of Washington's major airports. Reagan National may be the only airport served by the subway system, but travelers can take Metro buses to both Dulles and BWI.

If you're headed to BWI, take Metrorail's Green Line to Greenbelt Station. From there, the B30 bus will take you to BWI for $3.10 ($3 if you use a SmarTrip card). Metro plans to provide service every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additional trips will be available from the airport to Greenbelt Station on Sunday.

To reach Dulles, you have two options: You can take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Station and then take the Washington Flyer ($10 one way, $18 round trip) to the airport. The second option is to take the 5A Metrobus from the L'Enfant Plaza or Rossyln rail stations, for $3.10 ($3 if you use a SmarTrip card). The 5A will operate every 15 to 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

For some additional help with holiday air travel, check out our earlier posting on airport information.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 23, 2009; 5:30 AM ET
Categories:  Dulles , Getaway , holiday travel  | Tags: Metrobus, Reagan National, airport  
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I've taken the 5A to and from Dulles twice and not at holiday time. It was crowded and uncomfortable, with inadequate space for luggage. I think I'll take the Washington Flyer next time - more expensive, but worth it. And still cheaper than a taxi or shared ride shuttle. What seems really strange to me is that either Metrobus 5A or the Flyer are almost as fast from my home as the shared ride shuttle - because the shuttle has to pick up or drop other passengers at various locations.

Posted by: jcflack1 | December 23, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

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