Buses in Dulles international airport

Metrobus Route 5A


Bus runs every 30 minutes to/from Rosslyn VA and L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. Also, it includes a stop enroute at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Garage. Buses are available at curb 2E (Ground Transportation Level).

Route Washington DC - Dulles airport:

- At L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station: Wait for Metrobus 5A at Bus Stop "J". The bus stop is located on D Street between 7th and 6th Streets in front of the Constitution Center Building.

- At Rosslyn Metro station: Wait for Metrobus 5A at Bus Stop "A". The bus stop is near the intersection of Moore St and 19th St.

- Stop at Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride Lot (Herdon, VA)

- Stop at Intersection of Aviation Dr and Autopilot Dr

- Dulles airport
In case you arrive at the airport and have to travel to the metropolitan area, take the 5A bus on the second curb after exiting down the ramp from Baggage Claim.

For either direction, travel time for the entire trip ranges from 45-60 min. It operates from 5:50 am to 11:35 pm (from 6:35 am on weekends).

Fare: The fare is $7.50 for this express service, payable by SmarTrip or cash. When traveling from Dulles, prepare your payment as there are no SmarTrip card stations at the airport.

Fairfax Connector Bus Route 981 and Route 983

Local bus with stops at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum. Route 983 serves the museum and operates only during museum hours. Route 981 operates outside of museum hours. Both routes serve locations in Reston, including the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station (USD 2.00). Buses are available at curb 2E (Ground Transportation Level).
Stop Location: Board buses on the second curb after exiting down the ramp from Baggage Claim. They depart between 5:23 am and 11:20 pm with a frequency of 40 minutes.

Silver Line Express


This bus connects the airport with Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station between 6:00 am and 9:40 pm (Saturdays , Sundays and holidays from 7:45 am). Travel time is around 15 minutes and buses leave every 15-20 min. FREE Wi-Fi on-board. Spacious luggage storage area available on board.

Tickets cost USD 5.00 and can be purchased at the counter located by Arrivals door 4. Metrorail SmartTrip Cards may be purchased inside any Metrorail Station. For more information, please call 703-572-1800.

Virginia Breeze

It is an intercity bus service connecting Blacksburg, Virginia, with Union Station in Washington, D.C. The daily route, the Valley Flyer, has a stop in Dulles airport Curb 2A (1.30 pm) and also includes several stops in the New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50 (Arlington VA $15.99 and Washington Union Station $18.99).

Hotel shuttles, vans and private pick ups

Customers can meet their shuttle bus or van on the Ground Transportation level. Private vehicle pick-up is located outside the Main Terminal on the Arrivals Level.


Bus service connecting Charlottesville, Virginia with Dulles Airport and Union Station in Washington, DC. Buses are available at Curb 2A.