Trains to and from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Washington, D.C., has one of the nation's finest public transportation systems. It is renowned for its effectiveness, cleanliness, and usability.

Daily, hundreds of thousands of riders utilize public transportation in Washington, D.C. Therefore, learning the ins and outs can simplify your commute significantly.

Metrorail is one of the most popular modes of public transportation in Washington, D.C. If you are a first-time rider, you should know that the six metro lines are color-coded.

The colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and silver. On the exterior of every train car is an electronic sign indicating the train's color and direction.

If you need to take the blue line, look for language on the train that specifies its final stop.

Note: You need to take the bus to connect to the train station. Metrobus connects Dulles International Airport passengers to Metrorail.

Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station (Silver Line)

The Silver Line Express Bus connects Washington Dulles International Airport and Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station efficiently and cost-effectively.

The trip takes roughly fifteen minutes.

From Dulles International Airport

The 5A takes you to the Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines in a single stop for $7.50 per person ($3.75 for seniors and people with disabilities).

You can also take the Silver Line Express bus from the Wiehle-Reston East station on the Silver Line.

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AeroTrain at Washington Dulles International

Since 2010, AeroTrain has been operating at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Passengers are transported by automated trains between the Terminal and the midfield gates for domestic and international departures and arrivals.

Since they must first clear U.S. customs, passengers arriving on most international flights cannot ride the AeroTrain.

The Terminal station is located immediately after the TSA security checkpoints.


  • Less than two minutes are required to travel between stations.
  • Express, underground transit between stations; train speeds up to 42 miles per hour
  • As the airport expands, the system is expandable to two full AeroTrain loops.

At Washington Dulles International Airport, the AeroTrain is a six-kilometer underground people-mover system. Most mobile lounges transporting passengers from the concourses to the Main Terminal were replaced.

Its rolling stock consists of 29 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover vehicles.

Between the Main Terminal and Concourses A, B, and C, the AeroTrain transports passengers.

From the Main Terminal Station, trains travel in one direction to Concourses A and C and in the other direction to Concourse B.

The Aerotrain operates four three-car trains between 5:00 AM and approximately 3:00 PM and seven three-car trains between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

From midnight to 5 a.m., there are typically two three-car trains, but occasionally only one.

There should be no more than two minutes between trains, and they transport passengers to concourses in approximately two minutes.

Concourse C station has been constructed on the future permanent Concourse C site and is connected to the existing Concourse via an underground walkway.

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