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Washington Dulles Airport, known officially as Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD) is located 26 miles (42 km) west of downtown Washington, Virginia, United States.

Washington Dulles airport is an international airport in Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia and serves mostly the District of Columbia in the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. It operates to and from more than 125 different destinations around the world.

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The airport has currently 4 runways and it’s planned to construct a fifth one. Dulles airport has expanded its infrastructure with a new traffic control tower, two parking garages and more gates in Terminal B.
In 2015 Washington Dulles Airport handled more than 21M passengers and this makes it one of the three major airports in Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan.

Terminal information

IAD airport has a Main Terminal and two Concourses buildings: A/B - C/D, two satellitel terminals. The Washington Dulles Airport has a total of 123 gates. There’re 2 sets of gates: “H Gates” and a set of four gates with a jetbridges (Concourse Z). H Gates are the waiting areas for airlines which use planes parked -and don’t have jetbridges-, the other four gates hosts Frontier Airlines, Air Canada Express and Silver Airways.
Concourses A-B: Operate all United Express & non-United flights.
A: Is used, mostly, for international flights and it has 47 gates. The concourse is planned for regional sets operated by United Express and small planes.


B: It has 28 gates and is used by all non-United domestic and Canada flights and also some international carriers.
Concourses C-D: United Airlines is the only carrier which operates in C and D. Most of the United Express jet operations and United flights are handled out of this concourses. Concourse C has a Federal Inspection Station to deplane passengers directly via jetbridge. It’s possible for all the flights not originating at an airport with United States customs preclearance.
It’s planned to construct a new C-D concourse in the next years (Tier 2).


Washington Dulles Airport is connected by the following ground transportation:
Silver Line Express Bus to Metrorail Station: Silver Line Express Bus connects with Dulles Main Terminal and the station Silver Line's Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail (15 minutes of traveling). Metrorail is in a year-long maintenance program (until 2017). More information: www.wmata.com/safetrack.
Bus: Fairfax Connector Bus (Route 981, 983). Route 981: stops at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum. Route 983: It is subjected by the opening hours of the museum.
Metrobus: Route 5A. Direction: Rosslyn VA and L’Enfant Plaza in Washington D.C.. Includes the Herndon–Monroe Park and Ride garage.
Taxi: Washington Dulles International Airport it’s exclusively served for Washington Flyer Taxicabs company 24/7. To pick up one taxi, look for the signs for Taxi or Ground Transportation to the Main Terminal (lower level). Credit cards and cash is accepted for payments. To come to the IAD airport, make a reservation calling this phone: + 703-572-TAXI (703-572-8294).

Contact Information

Address: 1 Saarinen Cir, Dulles, VA 20166, United States
Telephone: +1 703-572-2700


Lost and Found center

The Washington Dulles Airport Lost and Found office is located in Arrivals, in the Baggage Claim Level (number 2).
Security Checkpoint: Phone: 703-662-2234 / Fax: 703-661-6914.
Locations within the Airport: Phone: 703-572-8479 / Fax: 703-572-6512.
Items lost in the airplane, please, contact your airline.

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