Reserve a ride with Uber in advance at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
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How to get a ride from DCA Airport
Request when you’re ready to walk outside
At Terminal B/C, you’ll be prompted in-app to select whether you’d like to be picked up on the upper departures (ticketing/check-in) level or the lower arrivals level. Be sure to choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Exit the airport
For Terminal A pickups, head outside after requesting your ride, then wait curbside for your driver.
If you’re arriving at Terminal B/C, you’ll have the option to get picked up at the far outer curb outside doors 6, 7, or 8 on the lower arrivals level, or curbside at the new location at doors 1, 3, 4, or 6 on the upper departures level.
Meet and confirm your driver
Always check that your driver’s license plate matches what you see in the app. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
DCA Airport map
Top questions from riders
- Do Uber driver-partners pick up at DCA?
- How much will an Uber trip to DCA cost?
The cost of an Uber trip to (or from) DCA depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.
You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator above. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.
- Where do I meet my driver for an airport pickup?
Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones.
If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
- What does DCA stand for?
The airport code DCA stands for Washington, DC, USA.
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DCA Airport visitor information
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) serves as the primary airport for Washington, DC, transporting more than 21 million passengers annually. Located 5 miles (8 kilometers) from downtown Washington, it is the closest commercial airport to the US capital. The airport is a 25-minute drive from DC’s city center in ideal road and traffic conditions.
DCA Airport terminals
DCA Airport has 3 terminals—A, B, and C—with a total of 44 gates. DCA Airport lounges are located across all terminals. You can plan your trip using the information below.
DCA Terminal A
- Air Canada
- USO Lounge
DCA Terminal B
- American Airlines Admirals Club
- Delta Sky Club
- United Club
DCA Terminal C
- American Airlines Admirals Club
DCA international terminal
DCA Airport does not offer international flights (excluding Canada).
Dining at DCA Airport
Travelers can choose from more than 40 dining spots at DCA that serve a variety of foods including fast food, snacks, and international dishes. Most DCA Airport food options are located in the terminals, but some can be found in the National Hall, pre-security.
Getting around DCA Airport
DCA Airport’s shuttle service transports passengers between Terminals A, B, and C; the parking lot; and the rental car center. Destination information can be found on the front and side of the shuttle buses. The DCA Airport shuttle bus service operates 24 hours a day.
Things to do at DCA Airport
DCA Airport hosts an arts program, showcasing regional, national, and international rotating exhibits. A gallery walk, located in Historical Terminal A between the Historic Lobby and the present-day ticketing lobby, includes case displays and wall displays by artists from the local area. Additionally, the airport hosts musicians, singers, dancers, and other artists. DCA Airport features a number of shops and boutiques, ranging from newsstands to clothing stores.
Currency exchange at DCA Airport
The DCA Airport currency exchange office is located on the Concourse Level near Terminal C, pre-security.
Hotels near DCA Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near DCA, there are more than 20 hotels and accommodations nearby.
Points of interest near DCA Airport
- The Lincoln Memorial and other DC monuments
- The National Mall and the surrounding museums
- The White House
Find more information about DCA here.