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Washington, DC, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), USA

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Facilities & infrastructure


There is one bank branch within Washington Dulles International Airport. Numerous ATMs and bureaux de change are also available within the terminal.


Several internet kiosks are situated throughout Washington Dulles International Airport, and free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout. Mobile phone hire is available on concourse B. Public telephones can be found throughout the terminal.


There is a wide variety of bars, cafés and restaurants at Washington Dulles International Airport, ranging from fast-food outlets and pubs to full-service options.


There is a range of shops at Washington Dulles International Airport. Duty-free shopping is available for international passengers in the main terminal and on concourses B, C and D.


Left-luggage facilities and lockers are not currently available. Luggage trolleys and a porter service are on hand throughout the airport. Lost property is handled by the Washington Dulles International Airport Police (tel: (703) 572 8479).


Among the other facilities here are mobile phone and laptop charging stations, an interfaith chapel, and a number of dedicated smoking rooms.

Conference & Business

Business service centres are located at the eastern (tel: (703) 572 2963) and western (tel: (703) 572 2969) ends of the upper level of the main terminal. These provide bureau de change facilities, insurance, fax, photocopying, notary and other services. There are also business service centres in concourses B, C and D.

Conference facilities are not available within the terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport; but the on-site Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (tel: (703) 471 9500; www.marriott.com) has 14 meeting rooms, including a ballroom accommodating up to 520 delegates, and a fully equipped business centre.

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Surrounding area Washington, DC, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), United States of America

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    Wheelchairs and assistance are available through airline representatives and should be arranged prior to travel. Any special requirements should also be booked through the airline at the time of booking.

    Among the facilities are visual paging and TDDs, disabled toilets and lifts with Braille signs. There are also car parking spaces designated for disabled passengers in the airport car parks, which are located either close to the terminal or near the shuttle bus shelter. Airport shuttle buses equipped with wheelchair lifts can be requested to transport disabled passengers to/from the terminal building (tel: (703) 572 4558).

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    General Information

    Airport code: IAD

    Number of Terminals: 1


    Airport and Travelers Aid services (tel: 703 572 8296) are available at the information counter on the baggage reclaim level. This area is also home to the International Visitors Information Services desk (tel: 703 572 2536 or 572 2537), which provides tourist information for the area.

    Transfer between Terminals

    An underground AeroTrain connects the main terminal with the concourses.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    Washington’s Metrorail (tel: 202 637 7000; www.wmata.com) is one of the best in the country. Trains run from 5am to midnight, and tickets (computerised fare cards) are available at vending machines inside stations. Unlimited daily and weekly travel passes are also available. Alternatively, Circulator buses (www.dccirculator.com) run to and from Georgetown.


    Cabs are plentiful around the Mall and outside major attractions and hotels. To order, try Capitol Cabs (tel: 202 636 1600) or Yellow Cab (tel: 202 544 1212).


    Hotels in Washington, DC


    There’s ample accommodation in Washington, but much of it is geared towards business travellers. In high season be sure to

    book rooms in advance. Also, if you’re driving, factor in $20 per day for parking.

    Courtyard Washington Convention Center

    900 F St NW
    Washington, DC
    Vereinigte Staaten ‎
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    Category: Expensive

    A grand downtown hotel with contemporary rooms housed in a converted bank.

    Hotel Helix

    1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW
    20005 Washington, DC
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    Category: Expensive

    Hip hotel with pop-punk décor serving an international crowd.

    State Plaza Hotel

    2117 East St NW
    20037 Washington, DC
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    Category: Moderate

    Great-value small hotel between the White House and the Potomac River.

    Hotel Monaco

    700 F Street NW
    20004 Washington, DC
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    Category: Moderate

    A marble temple to glamour with cool, 1930s décor.

    Hotel Harrington

    436 11th St NW
    20004 Washington, DC
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    Category: Cheap

    The best value near the Mall is this family-run hotel with small, comfortable rooms.