Washington Dulles IAD Airport Terminal Map
Main Terminal / Concourses at Washington Dulles IAD Airport
The passenger terminal complex at Washington Dulles International Airport consists of a large Main Passenger Terminal , recognized by its curved roof, with connected Z gates, and two Midfield Concourse buildings (parallel to each other) - the first of which houses the A gates west & B gates east; the second houses C gates west and D gates east. Temporary Midfield Concourses C & D (a new Concourse will eventually replace them) cannot be reached by foot (except C-to-D gates) and need to be accessed partly by Aerotrain (to C gates with walkway to D gates) or shuttle bus (to D gates).
The Main Terminal is connected to the Hourly Parking Lot & the Daily Garage 1 by an enclosed walkway with moving sidewalks. Attached to the right of the Main Terminal is the International Arrivals Building. Z gates are near the passenger walkway to A&B gates, and the entrance to the subway (after security check take the elevator to the Z gates Z6-10). H gates are opposite of Z gates (with Air Tower in between) - but H gates are only accessible via shuttle bus.
1. IAB is designed to serve up to 2,400 passengers an hour. During the busiest airport hours of 5:30am - 8am, 11am - 1pm, and 3:30pm - 5:30pm, it is advisable to arrive at the Main Terminal no later than two hours prior to scheduled domestic flights and three hours for international flights.
3.TSA Pre-Check is available for eligible passengers who fly on participating airlines (visit globalentry.gov)
4. Waiting times at the Main Terminal's east & west security mezzanine-level checkpoints are displayed in real time - you can opt for the line with the shortest waiting time.
Getting around: Concourses A & B are served separately by the underground AeroTrain, but can also be accessed from the main terminal via moving walkway. A permanent midfield concourse station has access to Concourse C by means of a tunnel with moving walkways. However, mobile lounges still serve the D Concourse from both the main terminal and the A Concourse. H & Z gates are reached from the Terminal by short shutte ride.
Departing passengers: Follow signs 'TO ALL GATES', after going through security checkpoint, look for signs to gate areas. If heading to A, B or C gates - the AeroTrain signs will guide you to them (you can also use the moving walkways to A & B gates). If connecting to the D gates, take shuttle bus, running every 15 mins.
Arriving passengers: Follow signs 'TO BAGGAGE CLAIM / GROUND TRANSPORTATION'; domestic arrivals at A, B or C gates should follow the AeroTrain sign; international arrivals will board the shuttle to US Customs (see below).
International Arrivals: All international arrivals at IAD are being transported to the International Arrivals Building (IAB) at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance. IAB streamlines its passenger flow from the Arrivals Hall all the way through to the passenger greeting area (and down the escalator to the underground AeroTrain for connecting to Concourses A, B & C. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. NOTE: International arrivals who continue their journey at D gates (at Midfield Concourse C/D) cannot use the AeroTrain, but need to take the Mobile Lounge shuttle at Main Terminal's lower level to gates D1-32.
Transportation /Connection Locations: (a)The shuttle bus to the D gates is located on the Main Terminal's lower level (to the right of the passenger walkway to A& B gates).
(b) The AeroTrain to A, B & C gates: Use the AeroTrain stations on the lower level, past baggage claim - at left serving A & C gates; or at right serving B gates. NOTE: The AeroTrain only serves gates: A1-32, B35-79, and C1-30.
(c) the Curb Level is for shuttle buses & the MetroBus 5A;
(d) the Ground Transportation Level is for rental cars, taxis & Shared Vans, hotel information & parking;
(e) the subway station is near the entrance to passenger walkway and to B gates.
The Main Terminal has a lower & an upper level, and offers access to Z gates and the Mid-field Concourses.
The lower level is the baggage claim level with access to the AeroTrain, Z gates and A & B gates, as well as the shuttle bus to D gates. To the right of the lower level is the International Arrivals Building.
The upper level is the Ticketing level.
The Security Checkpoint Level leads to the Z gates, to the passenger walkway to gates A & B, and to the shuttle bus to D gates.
Z gates: after security check take the elevator.
H gates are opposite of Z gates (with Air Tower in between Z & H gates) - only accessible via shuttle bus.
Midfield Concourses A & B of the IAD Airport: A & B gates are on either side of the Concourse center with A gates A1-32 (A1-A6 are for United Express) and B gates B35-79. A walkway connects these concourses to the main terminal, as well as separate train shuttles to A & B. Near gate A6 is the shuttle bus to the D gates. Travelex Foreign Exchange is near gate A3. Tax & Duty-free is at gate B37
Airline Lounges: Virgin Atlantic at gate A23; and new Etihad's Premium lounge;
Air France Club at Gate B46; ANA Club is at gate B46; Lufthansa Club at gate B50.
American Airline Club & British Airways Club are both on upper level B AeroTrain station.
Midfield Concourses C & D of the IAD Airport: C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32 are connected by a walkway. Currently the train bypasses Terminal C, but a short moving walkway at the end station takes you to the C gates. Also, a shuttle bus to the A gates departs near gate D11 & Starbucks. D gates are currently not served by the AeroTrain, but by shuttle bus from/to the main terminal. (Concourses C & D are temporary and will upon completion be replaced by a new Concourse near the Air Traffic Tower.)
Airline Lounges: United Clubs are at gates C6, C8 & C16, and at gate D8.
NOTE: At present, the shuttle train actually passes the the C gates and stops at a future Gate site (with moving walkway leading to C gates) - in the future, several new midfield concourses & a new south terminal are being considered.
Walk towards Gate A32 and continue straight into to Concourse B
Walk Time: 6 min
Walk towards Gate A6 and take Aerotrain to Terminal B
Shuttle Time: 6 to 16 min
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