Due to incorrect information provided by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the Sept. 19 Travel section reported that Reagan National Airport has a full-service U.S. Post Office and video games. The post office closed Feb. 1; the games were removed a year earlier. (Published 10/06/1999)


Linthicum, Md.

1-800-435-9294, www.bwiairport.com

Distance from . . .

* Union Station: 32 miles

* 16th and K streets NW: 33.5 miles

* Chevy Chase Circle: 36 miles

Additional Phone Numbers

* Flight info: Call individual airlines or link through BWI Web site (see above)

* Paging: 1-800-435-9294

* Airport police: 410-859-7040


* Daily garage: $2 per 30 minutes, up to $20 per 24 hours (first 30 minutes free).

* Express Service Parking (ESP): $4/hour, up to $18 per 24 hours (five- to 10-minute walk to terminal, with free buses as well).

* Satellite Blue and Green lots (economy): $1 per hour, up to $7 per 24 hours, with each seventh day free. Free shuttle to terminal (about a 10-minute ride).

For information on lot locations and rates: 410-859-9230. All lots accept major credit cards, but not checks.

Getting There: Amtrak and Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) trains run between Washington's Union Station and the BWI Rail Station; from there, it's a free shuttle trip (about 10 minutes) to the terminal.

Amtrak trains (202-484-7540 or 1-800-872-7245) run 24 hours a day, with more than 30 trains making the 32-minute trip daily. One-way adult fares range from $16 to $25 (depending on time and train type); children 2-15 pay half fare. Seniors 62 and older get a 15 percent discount on some trains.

MARC trains (1-800-325-7245)--35 minutes from Union Station to BWI--depart Monday through Friday every 30 minutes during peak hours, and hourly at other times; no weekend service. Service from BWI is from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; from Union Station, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adult fare is $8.75 round trip; seniors 65 and older pay $5 round trip; and children under 6 ride free.

Taxis from Washington cost about $45 to $50 one way.


* 24 food/drink/snack spots

* 11 newsstands

* 24 retail shops

* 2 currency exchange stations

Unusual Business Services: Laptop ports at phones; conference room can be rented by the hour (410-859-5997).

Children: The lower level of the Observation Gallery (between piers B and C) features giant toy airplanes and other transportation- themed play equipment.


Chantilly, Va.

703-572-2700, www.mwaa.com/Dulles/index.html

Distance from . . .

* Union Station: 28.3 miles

* 16th and K streets NW: 28 miles

* Chevy Chase Circle: 25.5 miles

Additional Phone Numbers

* International Visitors Information Services: 703-572-2536 or 703-572-2537 (translators available)

* Airport Police: 703-572-2950

* Paging (available for main terminal only): 703-572-8296, or call the airline

* Travelers Aid: 703-572-8296


* Hourly parking (in front of the main terminal): $3 for the first hour, then $4 per hour, up to $27 for 24 hours. No charge if exiting within the first 20 minutes.

* Daily lots 1 and 2 (just beyond the hourly lot in front of the main terminal, and east of the main terminal): $5 per hour to a maximum of $10 for 24 hours. No charge if exiting within the first 20 minutes.

* Long-term/economy parking is in the Gold, Green, Blue, Red and Orange lots (along the North Service Road away from the Main Terminal): $1 per hour, up to $6 per 24 hours. No charge if exiting within first 20 minutes. A free shuttle runs daily, every 10-15 minutes, 24 hours a day (about five minutes to the terminal).

* Really in a hurry? Valet parking is accessible daily through hourly parking (follow signs), directly in front of the main terminal, 24 hours a day: $25 for the first 24 hours, $12 each additional day (703-572-4540).

All lots take checks and major credit cards. For information on parking availability and rates: 703-572-4500 (a recording) or 703-572-4580 (live), or check radio station 530 AM.

Getting There: Washington Flyer express bus service (703-417-8471), operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, travels from D.C. to Dulles every 30 minutes Monday-Friday and Saturday- Sunday afternoons, and every hour on weekend mornings. The first bus leaves at 6:15 a.m., the last at 9:15 p.m. The bus departs from the Washington Convention Center at New York Avenue and 11th Street NW and goes directly to Dulles--no stops. City hotels, such as the Mayflower, Washington Hilton and others, offer free shuttle service to the Convention Center. Tickets for the 45-minute ride can be purchased at the Convention Center or at individual hotels. Cost: $16 one way, $26 round trip; $13 each for families of three or more; free for kids 6 and under.

Taxi fares are about $47 one-way from downtown D.C., $45 from Bethesda and $33 from Falls Church.


* 40 food/drink/snack spots

* 39 retail shops

* 7 currency exchange stations

Unusual Business Services

A notary public is available at business service centers (East End, 703-572-2963, and West End, 703-572-2969) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.


* A chapel/meditation room, located on the B concourse, is open around the clock.

* A gas station (open 24 hours), food mart and sandwich shop are located adjacent to the Blue/Green economy parking lot.


Arlington, Va.

703-417-8000, www.mwaa.com/national/index.html

Distance from . . .

* Union Station: 5.8 miles

* 16th and K streets NW: 4.4 miles

* Chevy Chase Circle: 9.3 miles

Additional Phone Numbers

* Airport police (lower level of terminal A): 703-417-8560.

* Travelers Aid (including paging): Terminal A, 703-417-3972; Terminals B and C, 703-417-1806.

* Flight info: Call airlines or Web site


* Hourly and daily parking in Garage A and daily parking in garage B/C: $2 for each hour up to $12 for 24 hours.

* Hourly parking in garage B/C: $2 per half-hour for the first two hours daily, and $4 for each hour thereafter, up to $28 for 24 hours. Garage B/C is connected to terminals B and C by a pedestrian bridge.

* Remote Parking: $1 for each hour, $8 for 24 hours (free shuttles every five minutes, about a five-minute ride).

There is a 10-minute complimentary parking period in all parking areas, and 20 minutes in the remote lot. Free shuttles run every six to 10 minutes from all parking areas to all terminals. All lots take checks and major credit cards.

For information on availability and rates: 703-417-4311 (a recording) or 703-417-4300 (live), or check radio station 530 AM.

Getting There: Metrorail runs to Reagan National Airport--a stop on the Blue and Yellow lines, at the concourse (Level 2) of the new terminal--from 5:30 a.m. to midnight weekdays, and 8 a.m. to midnight weekends. Free shuttles run between the Metro station and the main terminal (TWA, Midway Air Lines and Northwest).

Metrobus stops at the base of the Metrorail station (for rail and bus information, call 202-637-7000).

Taxis cost about $8 from downtown Washington or Capitol Hill, $11 from Georgetown, and about $18 from Bethesda and Falls Church.


* 28 food/drink/snack spots

* 43 retail shops


* Video games are located in Terminal A.

* A full-service U.S. Post Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, in Terminal A.