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Pro Tips: Getting an Uber at the Airport!

April 19, 2013 / Washington, DC


DC travelers, unite! You may already know that you can request an Uber from all three DC-area airports (DCA, IAD, and BWI), but we wanted to make sure you know how to travel like a pro:

  • Wait until you’ve snagged your luggage from the baggage claim to fire up the app and request your ride. (Optional: show off the app to your fellow travelers—spread the Uber love with your invite code!)
  • Don’t hesitate to call or text your driver to coordinate your exact pickup location.
  • Always confirm your driver’s name and license plate when they arrive to ensure you’ve got the right ride.
  • Requesting via text message? Text the full airport name (i.e. “Baltimore Washington International Airport,” “Washington Dulles International Airport,” or “Ronald Reagan National Airport”) to 827-222 to request your ride.


Once your request is confirmed, your driver may contact you to verify your exact airport pick-up location & final destination. As always, your driver will be happy to take you wherever you need to go!


Do keep in mind the different DC-area airports have different rules on where your driver can pick you up. Here are some quick tips for all three:

  • Reagan National Airport (DCA):
    From Terminals B and C, head out to the second curb from the exit on the arrivals level to meet your driver.
  • Washington Dulles International (IAD):
    Your driver will pick you up in the hourly parking area—walk outside just past the taxi and bus pickup on the first floor.
  • Baltimore Washington International (BWI):
    BWI keeps things nice and simple. Your driver will wait right outside the arrivals door!

Get ready to go from cramped and turbulent to smooth and spacious in your Uber. 🙂 Ride on!

– The Uber DC Team