IAD Layover Ideas | iFlyer Forum

Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Washington Dulles airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your IAD Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

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If you are a Filipino or Panamanian citizen yes, you need a US Transit Visa. You didn't post your nationality though.
I'm arriving Dulles on South African Airways at 6:15 am and my domestic flight (American Airlines) is not until 7:00 pm. Where can I "hang out" at Dulles during that long layover? Can I check my bag on American more than 3 hours before my flight?
Yes, the American check-in desk is open all day. Dulles doesn't have many amenities. There is an aircraft museum close to the airport, but you have to take a taxi there.
To reach Udvar Hazy, Air and Space museum, there is a bus every 20-30 minutes. $1.75 exact change.
Hello. I.m planning a domestic flight from IAD. is it possible to visit a lounge located at different terminal from the one i am leaving from ?
IAD only has one terminal.
I have a flight to Minneapolis from BDL via IAD
and there is exactly a 1 hour layover in IAD , would that be sufficient to get the connecting flight?
Hello, I will fly from SFO to YYZ with United Airline but there is a layover at IAD with only 1 hour 46 mins. I am Canadian, so do I need to clear customs first, or just walk to the other departure gate? If I can go directly to the departure gate, will there be enough time to walk there? Thank you .
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You go through Canadian immigration and customs in Toronto. You have plenty of time.
I have a 5 hr layover at IAD on a Sunday morning from 7AM to 12 noon EST. Do I have time to do a short tour of D C.
No, IAD is not close to any of the tourist sites.
What do you recommend to do during an 8 hours in IAD next thurday? I am doing fort lauderdale to IAD arriving at 2 pm. The international flight will be at 10 pm.
If I check in the bags to the final destination and have the boarding passes do you think I can go to washington DC? What is the best option?
I will be flying in to Dulles on South African Airways at 6:25a on a Wednesday. I Fly out to Nashville at 8:20a same day on a United flight. Can I make the 1:55 time hack? If not-What if I don't bring any checked Bags so as to not have to pick up and re-check?
If you don't bring any checked bags and you check in for your United flight online you can almost definitely make it. With checked bags all on the same reservation you can also probably make it. It's only problematic if you have checked bags and two separate reservations.
Ok, makes sense-Thanks
my flight from Vancouver lands in Dulles at 07:25 . I have a separate booking for emirates departing 10:55 . is the time adequate
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hello everyone,
I'll take a flight from Guarulhos (SP - Brazil) to Boston. I'll have a connection flight at IAD (United flights UA 860 to UA 641). The connection time is 2 hours. I have to go through immigration (j1 visa) but I'll only have carry-on luggage. Is it enough time?
Yes, that is enough time.