BWI

Linthicum, Md.

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 use the flight-tracking section of the BWI Web site.

* Paging: 800-435-9294

* Airport police: 410-859-7040

* Lost and found: 410-859-7387

Parking

* Hourly: Garage next to the main terminal. First hour free, $4 for 61 to 90 minutes, then $2 for each half-hour, with a daily maximum of $20. Pay and Go kiosks in skywalks to garage let customers prepay for the hourly garage and exit through special express lanes. You must exit within 30 minutes of paying.

* Daily Garage: At Aviation Boulevard (Route 170) and Elm Road, just beyond the terminal near the Four Points by Sheraton hotel. $2 an hour, with a daily maximum of $10. Shuttle buses to the terminal run every five to eight minutes.

* Express Service Parking (ESP): BWI's new ESP lot is at Aviation Boulevard (Route 170) and Elm Road, directly across from the Daily Garage. $3 an hour, up to $14 a day. ESP offers luggage assistance and immediate shuttle service that picks up passengers at the space where they've parked. On return to BWI, the shuttle delivers them directly to their cars.

* Long-Term Parking: On Aviation Boulevard just north of the airport. $1 an hour, with a daily maximum of $8; every seventh day is free. Shuttle buses to the terminal run every 10 to 15 minutes.

* Cell Phone Lot: At Aviation Boulevard and Elm Road directly across from Daily Garage, this free short-term parking area allows motorists to wait for arriving passengers. The lot has about 50 parking spaces where drivers can wait with their cars until they make cell phone contact with the arrivals.

* More info: 800-468-6294, or listen to radio station 1040 AM.

Getting There

* By train: Amtrak and MARC trains travel from Union Station and New Carrollton to the BWI Airport Rail Station, where a free shuttle bus connects you to the airport.

{scheck} Amtrak: From Union Station, trains run from 5 a.m. weekdays and 5:25 a.m. on weekends until 10 p.m. daily. Departures from New Carrollton are approximately 10 minutes later. Return service from BWI starts at 6:23 a.m. and ends at 11:32 p.m. weekdays and 11:55 p.m. weekends. The trip is 30 minutes to/from Union Station and 15 minutes to/from New Carrollton. $14 each way from Union Station or New Carrollton. Info: 800-872-7245, www.amtrak.com.

{scheck} MARC: MARC trains depart Monday through Friday nearly hourly; no weekend service; limited holiday service. Service from Union Station is from 5:54 a.m. to 10:40 p.m.; from New Carrollton, 6:05 a.m. to 10:51 p.m.; from BWI, 5:04 a.m. to 9:46 p.m. The trip takes 35 to 40 minutes. Cost is $6 each way to/from Union Station and $5 each way to/from New Carrollton. Info: 800-325-7245, www.mtamaryland.com.

* By subway/bus: The BWI Express bus (No. B30) runs nonstop from the Greenbelt Metro station on the Green Line to BWI's Concourse E. Buses depart Greenbelt every 40 minutes from 6:10 a.m. weekdays/8:45 a.m. weekends and holidays until 10 p.m. daily. $3 each way. Info: 202-637-7000, www.metroopensdoors.com.

* By taxi: Fares are about $60 one way from downtown D.C. and $65 from Bethesda, $65 from Reagan National and $90 from Dulles.

Services

* 40 food/drink/snack spots

* 31 retail shops, including newsstands

* 2 currency exchange stations

* 9 outlets for wireless Internet access (Charley's Grilled Subs in main terminal between concourses C and D; the Garden Court Cafe in the main terminal outside security checkpoints for International Concourse E; food court on Concourse B; food court and beer garden on Concourse C; food court, Roy Rogers and Caffe Ritazza on Concourse D; and Caffe Ritazza on International Concourse E)

WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL

Chantilly, Va.

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

Distance from . . .

* Union Station: 28.3 miles

* 16th and K streets NW: 28 miles

* Chevy Chase Circle: 25.5 miles

Additional Phone Numbers

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

* Airport police: 703-572-2950

* Lost and found: 703-572-2954 if the item was lost in the past week, 703-572-8479 if missing for seven days or longer.

Parking

* Hourly: In front of the main terminal. $4 per hour, up to $36 per 24 hours. No charge if exiting within the first 20 minutes.

* Daily: In the two garages closest to the terminal. Garage 1 is connected to the terminal via an underground passageway; Garage 2 is connected to the terminal's third level by a bridge. $5 per hour, up to $15 per 24 hours. No charge if exiting within the first 20 minutes.

* Long-term/economy (Blue, Green, Gold and Purple lots along Rudder Road): $3 per hour, up to $9 per 24 hours. No charge if exiting within the first 20 minutes. Free shuttle to terminal approximately every 15 minutes (about a five-minute ride). A traffic light was recently installed on Rudder Road to allow drivers an easier exit from the economy lots.

* Valet parking: Available daily through hourly parking (follow signs) in front of the main terminal, 24 hours a day: $30 for the first 24 hours, $17 each additional day (703-572-4540). Or, for quick exit from the lot, take your parking ticket with you to pay at the PAY & GO machines in the lower level of the Main Terminal near the east and west exit doors and on the pedestrian bridge of Garage 2.

* More info: 703-572-4500, or check radio station 530 AM. All lots accept major credit cards.

Getting There

* By bus: Metrobus runs a D.C.-Dulles bus (No. 5A) that originates at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station and stops at the Rosslyn Metro station, the Tysons-Westpark Transit Station (at Jones Branch Drive and Spring Hill Road in McLean) and the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Lot (on Sunrise Valley Drive in Fairfax). Buses depart L'Enfant Plaza hourly from 5:33 a.m. to 10:37 p.m. daily. Buses depart Dulles hourly from 6:30 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. daily. The trip to/from L'Enfant Plaza takes 56 minutes and costs $3 each way. Info: 202-637-7000, www.metroopensdoors.com. In Loudoun County, Virginia Transit also offers hourly service weekdays on its Dulles to Dulles Connector, between the airport and Dulles Town Center at routes 7 and 28, with five stops in between. Info: 540-338-1610, www.transitservices.org.

* By subway/bus: Washington Flyer express bus service travels from the West Falls Church Metro station to Dulles every 30 minutes starting at 6:15 a.m. weekdays and 8:15 a.m. weekends until 10:45 p.m. daily. Buses depart Dulles every 30 minutes starting at 5:45 a.m. weekdays and 7:45 a.m. weekends and holidays until 10:15 p.m. daily. The trip is 25 minutes and costs $8 one way or $14 round trip. Buses depart Dulles at Door 4 on the arrivals level of the main terminal. Info: 888-927-4359, www.washfly.com.

* By taxi: Fares are about $50 one way from downtown D.C., $50 from Reagan National Airport, $42 from Bethesda, $35 from West Falls Church Metro station and $95 from BWI.

Services

* 40 food/drink/snack spots

* 36 retail shops, including newsstands

* 7 currency exchange stations

* 7 public computer terminals with Internet access, in wall-mounted telephone enclosures in concourses B, C and D

* 130 data ports throughout the airport

REAGAN NATIONAL

Arlington

703-417-8000,

www.mwaa.com/national

Distance from . . .

* Union Station: 5.8 miles

* 16th and K streets NW: 4.4 miles

* Chevy Chase Circle: 9.3 miles

Additional Phone Numbers

* Paging, Travelers Aid: Terminal A, 703-417-3972; Terminal B, 703-417-1816/Travelers Aid 703-417-3974; and Terminal C, 703-417-1818

* Airport police: 703-417-8560

* Lost and found: 703-417-8560 if the item was lost within 24 hours, 703-417-0673 if more than 24 hours.

Parking

* Hourly: Available in the Terminal A garage and lot and garages at terminals B and C. $2 per half-hour for the first two hours, then $4 an hour up to $15 per 24 hours at Terminal A and up to $28 at terminals B and C. The garages are connected to the terminals by a bridge.

* Daily: Available in the Terminal A garage and lot at the same rates as hourly parking (see above). Also at the garages at terminals B and C. $5 per hour, up to $15 per 24 hours.

* Economy: At the south end of the airport. $3 an hour, up to $9 per 24 hours.

All lots have 20-minute free parking. Free shuttle to terminals from all venues leaves about every seven minutes, 24 hours a day.

* More info: 703-417-4311 (recording) or 703-417-7275 (live), or check radio station 530 AM. Lots accept local checks and credit cards.

Getting There

* By subway or bus: Trains run to Reagan National, a stop on the Blue and Yellow lines, at the concourse (Level 2) between terminals B and C. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 5:10 a.m. to 12:26 a.m.; Friday, 5:10 a.m. to 3:26 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3:26 a.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 12:26 a.m. Free shuttles run between the Metro station and the main Terminal A. Metrobuses connecting to the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery stop at the base of the subway station. Info: 202-637-7000, www.metroopensdoors.com.

* By taxi: Fares are about $15 from downtown Washington, Capitol Hill and Georgetown; $50 from Dulles; and about $21 from Bethesda and the West Falls Church Metro stop.

Services

* 33 food/drink/snack spots

* 27 retail shops, including 6 kiosks

* 1 currency exchange station and 1 bank, 11 ATMs

* 4 shoeshine stands

* Approximately 150 of the phone banks throughout the airport also have a data jack, which allows for Internet hookup.

-- Margaret Roth