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Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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    "Have a great flight and don't be a stressed traveler!"(102 Tips)
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    "Red Carpet Club if flying United or Continental is worth it!"(54 Tips)
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    "Max and Erma's is quick, sit down, decent breakfast on Terminal B."(23 Tips)
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    "24 hour Starbucks in the baggage claim area."(4 Tips)
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  • Omkar K.
    Omkar Kurode1 week ago
    decent food options in concourse C. get ready to walk a lot.
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah Coleman2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Love everything about this airport
  • Matt S.
    Matt Small2 weeks ago
    Been here 25+ times
    Trying to pick people up at the arrival gates can be frustrating. The airport police don't consistently enforce posted directions and rules.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff Mervosh3 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    This airport must be the reason why people advise to arrive three hours before international flights. Difficult to get to, slow lines once you do, and long distances to gates.
  • Dirk B.
    The transport between the gates and the main terminal is surprising.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Meshari Al-Ajaji
    Cozy airport..the shuttle buses from/to terminals are cool ..
  • Ewan A.
    Not the better airport we used but in the Air France business lounge the time hoes better
  • Jose F.
    Jose F.July 17
    Concourse A and B are new, but the rest are old
  • Ezgi
    EzgiJuly 9
    It is so cool that train is used for arriving to gates.Small and lovely airport.Loved it☺
  • Rita L.
    Rita LJune 26
    nice and clean
  • Neil C.
    Neil CJune 14
    Definitely the best of the US airports. You don't have to redo security if you have a connecting flight and lots more facilities in the terminal.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Spoon C.
    Huge Airport. Make sure you use the tram system to get from terminal to terminal.
    Upvoted Jul 1
  • Kris W.
    getting to ground transportation unique experience
  • Terrence C.
    United's Lounge, Guava juice drink near baggage claim.
  • Aiden K.
    Lots of Airport Staff there to help guide you in the right direction.
  • Enzo M.
    Public transport connections to the capital should be much better
  • Burak O.
    A well orginised airport, poor duty free.
  • Eliza W.
    LOVE the renovations! This is a huge improvement since I've flown out of Dulles. I remember the days of the old skool bus trams! 🙄🤣
    Upvoted Jun 7
  • Sandro D.
    Pretty small compared to many other us airports
  • Jalaal E.
    The airport is what you would call 1960's futuristic. The facility was intended for usage of mobile lounges but now has been converted into a facility much like airports of today.
  • Joe G.
    One of the few with smoking/vape lounges inside the Terminal area
  • John W.
    John WildesApril 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes hot and nasty, other times cold and clammy...this is one airport that I could scratch off ever visiting again...and never miss it.
  • Nidia P.
    I spent 7 hours here.. and I enjoyed it! Really good food and smokers lounge 🙌🏼
  • Aces C.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Jason B.
    Jason Baughman-OpricăApril 8
    Been here 100+ times
    Fastest way to D concourse from the main terminal is the People Mover, not the train. 👬👬🚚🚚
  • Alex W.
    Alex WarofkaApril 6
    Been here 10+ times
    The "mobile lounges" need to go. There's nothing worse than being the first off a flight only to get dumped out into one of these infernal diesel-fume-filled relics that waits 20+ minutes to leave.
  • samin s.
    i just expect more than what is saw but the checking passports and visas are aoutomatically with divces and it was perfect because u can save the time
  • Bilawal H.
    Bilawal HameedFebruary 22
    Beautiful airport. It's located in Virginia, and is very far (~25 miles) from DC. I'd recommend taking an Uber/Lyft to Central DC.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RasmussenFebruary 20
    Ugh good lord... this place is just depressing (and has been for 20 years). At least it now has a chipotle!
  • Toon L.
    Toon LouagieJanuary 23
    Great airport, immigration can take some time though.
  • Sung P.
    Sung ParkJanuary 20
    Customs and passport control is outrageous.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BauerJanuary 16
    Easier to get an Uber here than most airports
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainJanuary 13
    Way better than National. Can't wait for the metro line to be finished!
  • Philip H.
    Philip HeJanuary 6
    There is no mobile walkways in the concourse. It will be a very long walk from one side to get to the other.
  • Dallas K.
    Dallas KillianDecember 23, 2016
    Do not eat at Wolfgang! Food sucks bad.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LyleDecember 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Security is extremely slow here. Allow an extra hour or more. C and D terminals area dumps. Get food before you come.
  • Juliana A.
    Juliana AlvesDecember 22, 2016
    Few options to eat before you pass security. If you miss your flight you're lost!
  • Ming Y.
    Ming YiDecember 14, 2016
    One of the easier hubs to transfer planes because signs are clear and you don't have to walk a mile. The smaller jets fly out of Gates A1A-A1G, which is labeled as A1 on the map.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicNovember 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get Global Entry, otherwise get ready to stand in an hour plus immigration line for international arrivals.
  • James
    JamesNovember 8, 2016
    Free wifi and decent food choices
  • Arnie K.
    Arnie KappelerOctober 11, 2016
    Who says IAD is crowded? Not me. Especially when your flight gets in at 2:30 a.m. Easy out.
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian MuellerOctober 9, 2016
    nice airport. compared to atlanta much more relaxed atmosphere
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailSeptember 30, 2016
    Distance between terminals is larger than one might think when walking.
  • Didem Ö.
    Didem ÖzkanSeptember 19, 2016
    Shops are closed early
  • Breno D.
    Breno Da SilvaSeptember 18, 2016
    Very organized airport with a quick immigration process
  • Doug W.
    Doug WSeptember 17, 2016
    Worst run airport in the US.
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 17, 2016
    The train thing is really weird. Airport is old and so there isn't much there. If you're at D gate go to potbelly sandwich and get an Italian 😋
  • Avin N.
    Avin NarasimhanSeptember 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The worst. Go to Reagan.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerSeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Segmented airport that makes it fast to get through lines with many options at each terminal
  • John B.
    John BSeptember 13, 2016
    Poorly planned layout. After a long construction period, travelers still need to walk a mile to get to their terminals. Airport workers are rude and don't care to help travelers even basic directions.
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlhamoudSeptember 11, 2016
    Good spacious airport.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhelanSeptember 8, 2016
    1964 called and wants its airport back.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LyleSeptember 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave lots and lots of time to clear security. It's very slow. The train doesn't go to the D terminal and doesn't really go to C either, it goes a couple hundred yards past and you have to walk back.
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsSeptember 2, 2016
    If arriving on an ESTA with a passport previously used with ESTA, using machines = much quicker immigration process. Baggage handling is often slow. Your bag may appear on the floor next to the belt.
  • Evren Y.
    Evren YigitAugust 27, 2016
    Too many check points and police controls. Main terminal is designed very beatiful, a modern concrete structure. One of the best examples of design with concrete in wide span.
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondAugust 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    #ontheroadagain .@flyfrontier #denverbound #bestiestime & .@coldplay #pepsicenter #concert
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoAugust 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice airport, officers but flight has been delayed for 4 hours
  • daniela
    danielaAugust 7, 2016
    Most confusing airport ever. No signage. Lots of aimless roaming from one end to the other.
  • Mohammed G.
    Mohammed GhaithJuly 23, 2016
    It was well organized and everything went smoothly 👌
  • khaled e.
    khaled esmaeelJuly 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Back home - Kuwait , home sweet home
  • James W.
    James WardJuly 21, 2016
    WTF is it with the moon buggies to get you between the gate and the terminal?!
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GuzzettaJuly 12, 2016
    Mediocre over-priced restaurants with lame beer. Why don't airports promote local beer?
  • Austin
    AustinJune 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The KLM lounge now offers a pesca-pescatarian choice. It's about time.
  • Jared M.
    Jared MarinoJune 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    DO NOT request an uber for a short trip. The ubers need to wait four hours and they will cancel your requests.
  • Ievgen P.
    Ievgen PalamarchukJune 11, 2016
    Very long queues at all times whenever I arrive or depart.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJune 2, 2016
    Second only to maybe Philly INTL for grossest airport in the country. Trash and grime on everything. Unidentified stickum on the seats. Unacceptable.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleMay 15, 2016
    There's nothing like US customs lines at Dulles to make you feel unlucky to be an American citizen, while videos tell you how great the process is. (a lie)
  • Anand S.
    Anand SwamyApril 30, 2016
    🚬 near gate C4
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KincaidApril 29, 2016
    Free wifi, quick service!
  • Al Shaima A.
    Al Shaima Al MadaniApril 27, 2016
    Boring airport and rude staff
  • William G.
    William GunnFebruary 3, 2016
    Distance from the curb to C6, 1.1 miles, 30 minutes with no security wait. When they shut down Precheck, they force you through the regular screening.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BarrettJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Getting food from the food court. People mover from the international terminal sucks and should be replaced!!!!!!
  • Callum M.
    Callum MerrimanDecember 29, 2015
    Leave plenty of time for security, it's the worst
  • Frank s.
    Frank snap=CommandCenter1December 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food at the district Chophouse smells so good
  • Andru-Scot S.
    Andru-Scot SpanglerDecember 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Friendly Skies by United
  • Sheila E.
    Sheila ElseaNovember 30, 2015
    Vino Volo in B gate is excellent. Tast 3 wines of your choice reasonable price excellent selection..and great tapas !
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsNovember 27, 2015
    A very friendly environment ! Many choices for shopping should your flight be delayed and you have the adjacent Air & Space museum which is fantastic !
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsNovember 27, 2015
    A very friendly and practically designed airport !
  • Bella M.
    Bella MNovember 18, 2015
    Airport staff are helpful .
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysNovember 4, 2015
    From the prestigious National Monuments, to the scientific & cultural learnings at the Smithsonian, to the quaint streets of Georgetown, Washington D.C. has a lot to offer for people of all ages!
  • Amber E.
    Amber ENovember 4, 2015
  • Baebgurl J.
    Baebgurl JonesSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fastest airport I ever went through
  • Baebgurl J.
    Baebgurl JonesSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early and take your shoes off when going through the TSA screening!
  • Lori G.
    Lori GreenfieldSeptember 1, 2015
    COSI is the best place to grab something quick for breakfast. Reasonable pricing for an airport, and the croissant sandwiches are huge and are very good!
  • Reena P.
    Reena PetersenAugust 11, 2015
    Capitol Grounds coffee shop is great
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJune 23, 2015
    Old, big, tons of construction in and around. Get there early.
  • SAAD
    SAADJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Clean restrooms, restaurants/coffee shops, lounges, train system, shopping .. etc basically all what you need as a traveler in an airport, you'll find it in IAD airport! 👌
  • Sara
    SaraJune 13, 2015
    Customs etc. was very fast even though you have to remove shoes, hats, outerwear etc. Rechecking bags from international transfers was smooth too.
  • Santi C.
    Santi CaamañoJune 2, 2015
    Migrations takes waaay too much time! One from standing in the migrations line until I got thru customs. Luckily there's free open wifi.
  • J R.
    J Russ3llMay 17, 2015
    Wheels down✈️
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondMay 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm headed #UpInTheAir again 😜✈️
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshMay 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The place to travel from to international destinations
  • Rob T.
    Rob TyrieApril 29, 2015
    Toronto folks. There's a Fox and Firkin near A3. Footy on screens.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SwansonApril 24, 2015
    Huge airport, lots of traveling from terminal to terminal, fuddruckers is great in the international terminal (A I think)
  • Omar a.
    Omar al-D 🇶🇦April 23, 2015
    Free wifi - grab something to eat from five guys before you get on the plane!
  • Simon D.
    Simon DaveyApril 14, 2015
    Easily the worst immigration queue, every single time. 2hrs seems standard if you arrived on an A380.
  • Marcelo V.
    Marcelo VellosoApril 9, 2015
    They've really sped up the security checkin if you're lucky enough to get in the faster lane.
  • Ameer S.
    Ameer SaleemApril 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here to get out of this wretched place...
  • Eilla
    EillaApril 6, 2015
    The Passport Express is good for both American citizens and permanent residents. 20 minutes wait.
  • Richard
    RichardApril 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Thanks to incomplete expansion, it's often quicker to get to Terminal C by taking the shuttle to Terminal D and walking.
  • Alexandre F.
    Alexandre FávaroJuly 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Quem vê por fora, não imagina o tamanho. Mas tudo bem sinalizado, fácil acesso.
  • Maria Alice S.
    Bem-vindos a Washingtondc
  • Vinicius F.
    Aeroporto gigante e organizado. Fique atento para as mudanças de portão.
  • Cidomar B.
    Lindo e eficiente!
  • Queen S.
    Queen SApril 24
    في نفس المكان في غير الزمان
  • Arvid E.
    Arvid EngeApril 15
    Internationaler Großflughafen mit entsprechend langen Wegen
  • Federico Benjamin P.
    De muy fácil acceso y no caminas tanto comparado a otros aeropuertos
  • León
    LeónNovember 23, 2016
    Súper rápido pasar por inmigración
  • Ruchan T.
    Ruchan ToktarNovember 21, 2016
    Havaalanı muhteşem en güzeli rahat ve havalandırmalı bir sigara odası var ki insanca
  • Karol S.
    Karol Saint 💖💟November 14, 2016
    Fila eterna da imigração.....
  • W R.
    W ROctober 12, 2016
    لاتنس دعاء السفر(( سبحان الذى سخر لنا هذا و ما كنا له مقرنين و إنا إلى ربنا لمنقلبون ))
  • Jérémie H.
    Jérémie HUCHETSeptember 10, 2016
    Si vous allez en transports dans le centre de Washington, cherchez le bus Silver Line ($5 par personne), qui vous permettra d'accéder au métro. Comptez 1h30 environ pour arriver au centre ville.
  • Артём Ж.
    Артём ЖуковSeptember 5, 2016
    Странный аэропорт, с большими машинками для перевозки всех пребывающих между терминалами.
  • @Bader3sm A.
    @Bader3sm AlOsaimiAugust 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    نظامي هالفترة ودع واستقبل
  • Aysenur A.
    Aysenur AydinJune 12, 2016
    Wi-fi çok iyi
  • Aysenur A.
    Aysenur AydinJune 12, 2016
    Rahat, sakin ve düzenli bir havaalanı. İç hat uçuşlarda aşırı güvenlik önlemi var biraz zaman alıyor.
  • Dorit C.
    Dorit CJune 11, 2016
    Wege zwischen d n Terminal-Teilen sind nicht ganz offensichtlich
  • Tooshz ( Faten B)
    Tooshz ( Faten B)April 27, 2016
    Terminal B ? You're lucky enough and don't forget to enjoy ur burger from five guys next to gate B 71 😍 اذا انت في منطقة B يعني انك محظوظ كفاية لوجود افضل مكان برقر فايف قايز
  • yesim
    yesimJanuary 4, 2016
    Sigara içmek için açık havaya çıkmak zorunda kalmamak çok güzel:)
  • Alfredo D.
    Alfredo DiazNovember 7, 2015
    11 pm y absolutamente todas las tiendas cerradas wtf??
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