Airport Navigation: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
The closest airport serving Washington D.C. is Reagan National Airport (DCA) and sits next to the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. It offers awe-inspiring views of monuments as travelers arrive and depart the area. In addition, its close proximity to our nation’s capital means that business travelers can depend on relatively quick access to downtown meetings. With a dedicated Metro (light rail) stop as well as many ground transportation options, such as Dav El|BostonCoach, which is the largest privately-owned chauffeured transportation company and is located in 550 cities worldwide.
Three terminals serve millions of passengers annually. Getting there can be confusing to someone who has never traveled out of DCA before, but the signage is clear. Fortunately, the terminals are easy to navigate and quick access to the airport map is also helpful.
Travelers should note that Project Journey, the airport’s capital improvement efforts are in full swing and progressing to make the traveler experience more efficient and enjoyable in 2021.
DCA is small enough in size that each gate can be reached by foot. No need to utilize a train to arrive at your gate. Still, it is crucial to plan ahead in case of delays with parking or the Metro. Download the D.C. Airports App to track security times, flight arrivals and departures, and more.
On-Site Dining and Shopping
Once you are through security and settled at your gate, and have a little time to yourself, take advantage of the dining and shopping options available to you. The options are international in flavor and come with excellent people watching as travelers come from all over the world. Who knows, a member of Congress could be heading out of town on your flight?
Flying in and out of DCA can be a real treat, from its near-water landing strip to the views of our country’s capital and more – enjoy DCA and enjoy your trip!