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How to Get from Dulles to Reagan Airport

Reagan Airport is located 45.5 km (28.3 mi) from Dulles Airport. You have two transport options from Dulles Airport to Ronald Reagan Airport: a taxi or private transfer or the metro.

The fastest, most convenient way to travel from Dulles to Reagan Airport is by taxi or private transfer. The journey takes just 31 minutes, and the service is door-to-door offering comfort and privacy. A local taxi will cost anywhere from $86.80-110 (€82.30-104.30). On the other hand, the cheapest option is the metro, as tickets start from $6 (€5.70) per person. Despite being the more budget-friendly option, taking the metro requires at least one change, and the journey is significantly longer than the drive.

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How to get from Dulles to Ronald Reagan Airport by taxi

The quickest and most direct option from Dulles Airport to Reagan Airport is to take an airport taxi. The journey will only take 31 minutes, and you won’t have to monitor your luggage or make any transfers.

Taxi fare from Dulles Airport to Ronald Reagan Airport

Taxis at Dulles Airport are run by Washington Flyer Taxi. Drivers at Dulles Airport do not offer set-fee taxis; they calculate your rate with a meter instead, based on the distance travelled.

This is subject to change due to any other applicable fees – including airport surcharges, snow surcharges, tolls, waiting time and additional passengers. You can expect your fare to be between $86.80 (€82.30) and $110 (104.30).

You can always secure a fixed price by booking your personalised Washington Dulles Airport transfer in advance.


$86.80-110 (€82.30-104.30)

Trip Duration

31 Min.

Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Washington Dulles Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Follow the ‘Ground Transportation’ or ‘Taxi’ signs to the Terminal’s lower level. Go down the ramp to door 2 or 6, where you will see a customer service desk; you can request a ride there or exit the building to find the cab rank.


A taxi is the most convenient and comfortable option when travelling from Dulles Airport to Ronald Reagan Airport. You will reach Reagan Airport quickly, and you don’t have to worry about making multiple connections, especially between flights. Remember that the price can be Last shared if you travel in a group.

Editor’s Note

We suggest taking a taxi to make it to Ronald Reagan Airport in good time. Your journey will be quick, safe and comfortable, giving you more time to check into your next flight and enjoy the airport facilities.

Useful Tips

Large-sized vehicles and child safety seats are available on request.
Cash, credit/debit cards (American Express, Visa, Discover, Diner’s Club and MasterCard), and airline vouchers are accepted.
All passengers are required to wear a seatbelt throughout their journey.
Several vehicles have wheelchair access, but to ensure availability, it’s recommended to book in advance.

How to get from Dulles Airport to Reagan Airport by metro

There is no direct metro line from Washington Dulles Airport to Ronald Reagan Airport. However, both airports have a metro station, and you only have to change metro lines once.

You will start your journey by boarding the Silver Largo Line. Near the end of your trip, you must change to the Blue Franconia-Springfield line at Foggy Bottom or the Yellow Huntington line at L’Enfant Plaza.

There are other transfer options depending on the time of day, but you will often need to change more than once if you choose another change. The metro takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Ronald Reagan Airport.

Cost of the metro from Dulles Airport to Ronald Reagan Airport

A one-way metro ticket from Dulles Airport to Ronald Reagan Airport will cost $6 (€5.70). Up to 2 children age 4 or younger travel free with each fare-paying adult.

Tickets can be purchased by downloading the SmarTrip app. You can also purchase a pay-as-you-go fare by cash or card at the station vending machines.


$6 (€5.70)

Trip Duration

1 Hr. 31 Min.

Metro services run every 3-4 minutes.

Value for Money

The metro runs from Monday to Thursday from 5:00 to 00:00, Friday from 5:00 to 1:00 and Saturday from 7:00 to 1:00.

Where do I get the metro from?

Dulles Airport has a stop on the metro’s Silver line. The metro is a 5-minute walk from the airport terminal via the underground walkway.


Although finding the metro at Dulles International Airport is easy, it’s the least convenient option. You’ll have to change metro lines, at least once. The changes vary depending on the time you travel, but most journeys require a change from the Silver to Blue line or Silver to Yellow line. This will add time and effort to your journey, especially if you’re travelling with heavy luggage or with little ones in tow.

Editor’s Note

If you are on a tight budget, with minimal luggage and have lots of time before your next flight, the metro will be a more suitable option for you.

Useful Tips

Up to 2 children aged 4 or younger travel free with each fare-paying adult.
Keep in mind that the metro does not run 24/7. If you’re landing between 1:00 and 05:00, your only option will be to take a taxi or private transfer to your destination.
There is minimal luggage storage available, so travel light.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Washington d.c.. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Dulles Airport to Reagan Airport?

The two main ways to get from Dulles Airport to Reagan Airport are by taxi or private transfer, or by metro. The metro is the cheapest option but takes three times as long to reach Reagan Airport compared to a private ride. A taxi will get you from Dulles Airport to Reagan Airport much faster and with minimal effort while offering complete privacy.

What’s the Dulles Airport to Reagan Airport distance?

The distance between Dulles Airport and Ronald Reagan Airport is 45.55 km (28.3 mi), and driving between the two airports would take 30 minutes. Other transport options, like the metro, do not go there directly, meaning they take much longer and involve a transfer.

What’s the average Dulles to Reagan Airport taxi fare?

The average taxi fare is $86.80 to $110 (€82.30-104.30). However, local drivers don’t offer a set rate fee; it’s calculated using a meter and charged based on the distance travelled. Additional surcharges may also apply based on the number of passengers, whether it is snowing or if there are toll roads. If you’d prefer a flat rate fee, we suggest booking a private Dulles to Reagan Airport shuttle with Welcome.

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