If you arrive at Reagan National and live in the District, a cab ride home could cost from $15 to $25, depending on where you are going.
Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines will take you to and from the airport. Air travelers should be aware of the new Rush Plus service, which puts more trains on the Yellow Line and fewer on the Blue Line during rush hours. Riders who start their trip at the Greenbelt station can take a Yellow Line train straight to National. (The Yellow Line runs from Greenbelt during Rush Plus. At other times, riders will need to take the Green Line and transfer to the Yellow Line at Fort Totten, or the Blue or Yellow Line at L’Enfant Plaza.)
Fares vary depending on boarding time and location, but using a paper Farecard instead of a SmarTrip card will cost you an additional $1 per trip.
●Parking: Parking is limited, so if you are driving, airport officials encourage you to check the parking availability online. The airport has fewer than 9,000 parking spots. Of those, 2,421 are in the economy lot, served by airport shuttles to the terminals, and cost $12 a day. The daily garages have about 5,700 parking spots and are a short walk from the terminal. The rate there is $20 a day. Hourly parking has 741 spots. It will cost you $2 per half-hour for the first two hours, or up to $36 a day.
●Shuttles: SuperShuttle is your shared-ride option at National. The door-to-door service costs $14 if you live in the District or some parts of Virginia. The fare doubles for many areas in Maryland.
In its 50th year — and having marked its 500 millionth passenger this year — Dulles is the busiest of the region’s airports. With 23.2 million air travelers annually, demand for ground transportation is increasing, airport authorities said.
In response, Fairfax County started a new bus route to the airport in June. The line is a precursor to the opening of the Silver Line, which is under construction and will provide the region with a rail link to Dulles.
Until the Dulles rail project is completed, here are some of your transportation options to and from the airport:
●Bus: Take Metrobus 5A from the L’Enfant Plaza station or the Rosslyn Metrorail stop for $6, using a SmarTrip card or cash. The bus also stops at the Tysons-Westpark Transit Station and the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride lot. It runs about every 40 minutes.
Fairfax residents can take Route 981, the new Fairfax Connector express line that departs from the Tysons-Westpark Transit Station and stops at the Reston Town Center Transit Station and the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride. Base fare is $5.35.
For $10 one way or $18 round trip, Washington Flyer takes you nonstop from the West Falls Church Metro station to Dulles. It runs about every 30 minutes.