shuttle between IAD and Reagan National airports
Posted 09 September 2004 - 11:47 AM
Posted 09 September 2004 - 11:00 PM
The cheapest alternative would be to take the Metrobus Route 5A from IAD to the L'Enfant Metrorail station for $3, which would take about an hour. Add another $1.35/$1.40 for the Metrorail, and 10 minutes + connection time. The Washington Flyer is a lot more comfortable than the Metrobus though (quite nice actually - have used it several times), and may well be worth the extra $5 or so to you. Also, the Metrobus has only 1 departure per hour from IAD.
Super Shuttle would be about $22, and as metioned above, there could be a lot of hidden waiting time involved.
A cab will take about 35-40 minutes (longer for rush hours) and set you back at least $50.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 12:11 PM
Posted 11 September 2004 - 05:22 AM
I understood your shuttle question was from Dulles International Airport to Reagan National Airport... If you are flying out of Reagan
I don't believe it is possible to go directly to an international destination so you probably have a little more time because you technically won't be going international until your second flight. Not a big deal, I was just nosy.... If you are going from Reagan to Dulles, same stuff applies just in reverse.
I understand it seems expensive for $50 for the Washington Flyer but when you realize the airports are probably 35 miles apart, it really is a fair price. Travelguy gave you some good tips on the Metro system and it really isn't as scary as it sounds. However, if you have several bags, or heavy bags, making a couple of changes from bus, to subway, to a different subway line, may not be worth the hassle.
Good luck on your trip and let us know how your adventure works out!
Posted 12 September 2004 - 01:24 PM
I am worried that all this travelling may tire her out, especially if she has to take a metro. Thanks for your help anyways. If we don't have another choice, she would be deciding what she wants to do.
Posted 12 September 2004 - 03:21 PM
I see the above fare is about $25. Another options if you're concerned about only having 2 hours to get from place-to-place is AMTRAK. For the random date i selected they have a train that leaves Charlottesville at 7:05am and arrives in DC at 9:50am (there is also a 9:05 arriving at 12:15) and the fares range from $22.50-$30. Catching the early train may make this commute a bit less stressful and allow for the cheaper transfer options.
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 11:04 PM
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