The Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) is located in Chantilly, Virginia. It is about 26 miles (40 Km) west of the Central Business District of Washington D.C. The airport is operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Dulles Airport terminals:
The main terminal has the ticketing, customs, baggage claims and other facilities. From here one can take walkways (to concourse B) or mobile lounges to the required concourses. “Plane mates” or mobile lounges which can be raised to the plane for the passengers to directly board the plane mates and be taken to the terminal are also in use. Baggage claims and ground transportation are at the Lower Level of the Main terminal while the Upper Level has Ticketing. The concourses A, B, C, D, H and Z at Dulles airport can be accessed via the upper level of the Main Terminal. The “Z” Gates at the main terminal serves US Airways and US Airways Express. Convenient shuttle transportation between terminals are avialable.
For “premium passengers” there are separate security screening available so that they can move through security faster. The “Dulles Diamond” lanes are available for experienced travelers who can opt to use them.
Concourse A at Dulles can be reached through shuttles from the Main Terminal. The airlines operating from Concourse A is the United Express Airlines which include Chautauqua Airlines, Colgan Air, GoJet Airlines, Shuttle America and Trans States Airlines.
Concourse B can be accessed through a moving sidewalk from the Main terminal as well as Shuttles. Shuttles to Gates B14 to B51 (concourse B, Dulles) run every 15 minutes while shuttles to gates B62 to B79 run every 5 minutes. Numerous airlines operate from Concourse B. These include British Airways, Aeroflot, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, AirTran, American, Delta, JetBlue, Virgin America and many more. The Dulles Concourse B AeroTrain station is located between the gates B51 and B62.
Concourse C is also accessed through shuttles from the main terminal (via concourse A). Air Canada, United Airlines and United Express (operated by Shuttle America) operate out of Concourse C.
Airlines operating out of Concourse D include United Airlines, United Express operated by Shuttle America and Ethiopian Airlines. Dulles Concourse D can be accessed through shuttles from the Main Terminal as well as from Concourse A.
Dulles Airport has been undergoing numerous renovation and expansion programs. A new train system known as the “AeroTrain” is being introduced. Passengers can use it to commute between the Main Terminal and the Midfield concourses. It would have stations at the Main Terminal and Concourse B and temporary connection to the temporary C & D concourses. It is meant to replace most of the Mobile Lounge system in use today. The AeroTrain is expected to have a wait time of 2 minutes or less and travel time between stations would be 72 seconds.
Emergency Numbers at Washington Dulles Airport:
Internet access at Washington Dulles Airport:
WiFi internet access is available at Washington Dulles Airport. Once the internet browser is opened one can select the service provider of choice as given and set up the password to log in.
Hotels near Washington Dulles Airport:
There are a numerous hotels in the counties surrounding the airport. Some of them are given below –
Holiday Inn Dulles Airport, Dulles, VA (703) 471-7411
Lansdowne Resort, Lansdowne, VA (703) 729-4023
The Bailwick Inn, Fairfax, VA (703) 691-2266
DoubleTree Tysons Corner, Falls Church, VA (703) 893-1340
Dulles Airport Wingate Inn, Chantilly, VA (571) 203-0999
Hotels in Ashburn area, Virgina:
Aloft Dulles Airport North, Ashburn, VA (703) 723-6969
Embassy Suites Hotel Dulles – North, Ashburn, VA (703) 723-5300
Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, Ashburn, VA (703) 723-8989
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles – North, Ashburn, VA (703) 723-7500
Hotels in Herndon area, Virginia:
Candlewood Suites, Herndon, VA (703) 793-7100
Comfort Inn, Herndon, VA (703) 437-7555
Hilton Washington Dulles, Herndon, VA (703) 478-2900
Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport Hotel, Herndon, VA (571) 643-0950
Hotels in McLean area, Virginia:
Courtyard by Marriott Tysons Corner, McLean, VA (703) 790-0207
Holiday Inn Tysons Corner, McLean, VA (703) 893-2100
Hotels in Reston area, Virginia:
Sheraton Hotel Reston, Reston, VA (703) 620-9000
Hotels in Sterling area, Virginia:
The Washington Dulles Marriott, Sterling, VA (703) 471-9500
Hyatt Place – Dulles North, Sterling, VA (703) 444-3909
Marriott TownePlace Suites Dulles Airport, Sterling, VA (703) 707-2017
Comfort Inn & Suites Airport, Sterling, VA (703) 471-5005