Reagan National Airport ( DCA ) Nearby Airports by Distance

CLOSEST AIRPORTS TO Reagan National DCA Airport

When making a cost comparison, compare the cost of flights first, then factor in additional expenses for parking, rental car, Wi-Fi access, and transportation, etc., all of which vary from airport to airport; the total cost, along with flight availability, can help determine your choice of airport.

Greater Metro Area Airports


While Reagan Airport is the most elegant of the three airport choices, only Washington Dulles and Baltimore/Washington offer direct international connections. Hagerstown Regional AP--66.3 miles from Washington Dulles, is served by Cape Air serving Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and US Virgin Islands, and Allegiant Air offers two flights a week to Orlando-Sanford.

1. Ronald Reagan Airport DCA is located on the Potomac River, 3.4 miles from Washington D.C.'s city center. It prides itself by offering high-end shops and restaurants. Transportation by taxi takes minutes and saves you time and money. However, due to its location, flights are restricted to destinations within a 1,250-mile radius, diminishing its ability to offer more West Coast and international direct flights.

2. Washington Dulles International Airport IAD is located 22.5 miles west of Washington, D.C., in Dulles, at the border of Fairfax & Loudon Counties, in Virginia, and offers a host of national and international airlines (24 international and 12 national major airlines with 40 international nonstops), but lacks the choice of low-fare airlines. So far, the AP also lacks inter-city rail connections to D.C. (which Baltimore/Washington AP offers). Immigration lines can be long at times.

3. Baltimore/Washington International Airport BWI is located 27.2 miles northeast of Washington D.C., in Linthicum, and 10 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland. The Airport offers an inter-city rail connection to D.C., however, a frequent user points out that the transfer to the station is 'dismal', therefore, it might be a better idea to take a taxi to the train station instead. For international travelers it offers shorter immigration lines than at Dulles. The Airport also attracts more low-fare airlines.

4. Hagerstown Regional Airport HGR --53 miles from Washington Dulles-- is located on Route 11, about three miles north of Hagerstown, Maryland, and is among the oldest continuously-operating U.S. airports. At present, Cape Air, a regional independent airline, which recently won the airline accolades as 'Best Airline' on Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and in the US Virgin Islands, offers daily scheduled flights, while the low-fare air carrier Allegiant offers twice-a-week scheduled flights to Orlando-Sanford with a complete vacation package. If you are being dropped off or being picked up, your vehicle can pull right up to the front door of the terminal. Short- and long-term parking is available right across the street from the terminal and its exit leads to a simple road without confusing merging traffic patterns--saving you time and aggravation. Three rental car agencies do business at the Airport. To get from the Airport to your destination you can take either the Washington County Commuter Bus making regular stops at the airport and offering curb-to-curb service for persons with disabilities; use your hotel's free shuttle service; or take the Downtown Taxi (240-625-9920) to get you anywhere you want to go in the 4-state region.