Train Transfers To and From Reagan National Airport

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Train Transfers

Upon arrival at Reagan National Airport (DCA), passengers can choose from several ground transportation services, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, hotel shuttle services, and trains.

Public bus services operate between the airport and many of the locations in the area that are not served by Metrorail. These buses stop outside the Metrorail stations.

Be sure to pick up your belongings at the Baggage Claim area before leaving the airport terminal.

It is possible to move between many of the airport's facilities on foot. As an additional service, complimentary shuttle buses connect the terminals, parking facilities, and Metrorail station.

These shuttles are particularly convenient for passengers moving between the Metrorail station and Terminal A, and for movements between the Economy parking lot and any other location in the airport.


Washington D.C. is served by an extensive network of rapid transit train systems known as Metrorail serving 91 stations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

The Metrorail station at Ronald Reagan National Airport is directly outside and in front of Terminals B and C (between the terminals and the parking garages). A complimentary shuttle bus runs between Terminal A and the station.

Network trains go to and from many stations in the city and its suburbs. At the centrally located Union Station, travelers may find Amtrak trains that connect Washington with many cities and towns on the USA's eastern seaboard, including Philadelphia.

Fares start at $2.00.

The Metrorail system has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. It is possible to travel between two stations with no more than a single transfer.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the airport is connected directly to Metro's Yellow and Blue Lines. Follow the signs to the covered walkways and into the station.

Passengers can use Yellow or Blue Lines to take them directly to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail station. Use the covered walkway to take you into the terminal.

Getting to the Metrorail station from the Terminals

Terminal A: Exit the terminal to the street side curb and board any “Airport Shuttle” bus. At the stops for Terminal B/C or Parking Garages B and C, you can access an enclosed bridge that connects to the Metrorail station.

Terminal B and C: Use either of two enclosed pedestrian bridges on the oncourse level, which connect directly to the station.

Getting to the Terminals from the Metrorail station

Terminal A: Go to either end of the train platform or exit the station towards the parking garage. Take the elevator or stairway to the street level below and board any "Airport Shuttle" bus.

Terminal B: Go to the south end of the train platform and exit the station. A pedestrian bridge connects directly to the Terminal’s Concourse level.

Terminal C: Go to the north end of the train platform and exit the station. A pedestrian bridge connects directly to the Terminal’s Concourse level.

Elevator access: The elevator is at the center of the train platform. There is a sloped sidewalk at ground level which connects to both pedestrian bridges (follow signs).

Metrorail Fares and Farecards

Metrorail farecards may be purchased at machines located at all entrances to the Airport Metrorail station. The station is also fully accessible via elevators. The maximum fare to any station on the Metrorail system is less than $6 when using a SmarTrip card which is available for purchase inside the Metro station.