2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia, 22202

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Data

Airport Code DCA Elevation 15 ft
Address 2401 Smith Boulevard Distance From Nearest City 3 mi
City Arlington Latitude / Longitude 38.852334 / -77.042482
State Virginia Scheduled Annual Operations 121,893
Zipcode 22202 2010 Enplanements 8,586,187
Owner Metro Wash Arpt Authority 2009 Enplanements 8,356,515
Phone Number (703) 417-1005 Increase or Decrease 2.7%

The Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – often called Washington Reagan Airport – is three miles south of the business district of Washington DC, the capital of the United States. It is in Arlington, Virginia, and comes with a great view of the capital from across the Potomac River. It is a very busy airport, dealing with upwards of 18 million passengers every year. It is an airport that is primarily used for short haul flights and the vast majority of flights that leave DCA have to abide by a 1250 mile perimeter.

Washington Reagan Airport Parking

There are both on-airport and off-site parking lots available, depending on your parking needs and preferences. If you want to park at Reagan airport itself, then as well as the regular parking spaces you will also find handicap spaces for people with special needs. There are daily parking and economy parking at DCA, as well as an hourly parking garage and a cell phone lot for drivers collecting passengers from the airport. You can pay by cash or major credit card. Many savvy travllers prefer to use off-site DCA parking. At these privately operated lots you can reserve your parking space online before you are due to fly and choose from as many as more options. These parking lots are secure and are usually much cheaper. Free shuttle buses are avilable to take you from the off-site lot to your terminal.

Washington Reagan Airport Transportation

If you don’t want to take your own car to Reagan you have options other than parking. For instance, if you are flying into DCA then you could hire a rental car from Parking Garage A. There are also taxis available for hire outside the airport’s terminals or you could alternatively take the Metro to your final destination. You can catch the Metro from the concourse level of Terminal B/C and on weekend mornings when the service isn’t operating, you can catch the MetroBus instead. You can also make use of any of a number of local airport shuttle services to take you to and from DCA. Many hotels operate their own shuttle bus, which is useful for passengers staying overnight before flying from Washington Reagan Airport.  When it comes to travel between on airport parking lots, there is a free 24 hour airport shuttle service. These buses travel between the on-site airport parking lots and the terminals. They run roughly every 8-10 minutes throughout the day.

Washington Reagan Airport Hotels

A lot of people choose to stay in an airport hotel either before or after their flight from DCA. There are lots of hotels close to Washington Reagan Airport and more than 10 of them within 3 miles of the airport offer their own airport shuttle service.


Washington Reagan Airport Terminals 

There are three passenger terminals at Washington Reagan Airport and they are all conveniently located under a single roof. They are known as Terminals A, B and C. There is no US customs facility at the airport, which means that passengers from other countries (commonly Canada, Aruba, the Bahamas and Bermuda) landing at DCA need to clear customs at their departure airport. There are a wide range of facilites at the terminals. A DCA terminal map is to the right.


DCA is a busy airport serving a large number of people. One of the runways is currently being rehabilitated and the airport in general has a lot to offer for the people who use its services.