Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA Airport (DCA)

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DCA airport, Reagan National airport or Washington National airport, known officially as Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) is located in Virginia, 3 miles (5 km) south from downtown of Washington D.C., the capital of United States of America.

DCA airport serves as a hub for American Airlines, the largest carrier in the Reagan Airport. It is also the airport closer to the capital and manages the Baltimore / Washington metropolitan area.

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The top ten DCA airport destinations are US airports/cities being, in the following order: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas, Miami, Orlando, New York, Charlotte, Tampa and Chicago (Midway).
During 2015 DCA airport handled more than 21 million passengers representing a new record figure for Reagan airport. Due to its proximity to the capital of the country, Washington, Reagan airport cooperates closely with the Federal Government of USA.

Terminal information

DCA Airport has three runways, 44 gates and two terminals (A and B/C). Terminal A has 9 gates and Terminal B/C has 45.


DCA airport is a hub for American Airlines, which is DCA airport largest carrier. Delta Air Lines is the second largest carrier and Southwest the third one

Terminal A

Terminal A has gates 1-9 and is home for:

- Air Canada Express

- Southwest Airlines

- Frontier Airlines

- Sun Country Airlines


Currently the terminal has been modernized its structure and it has a new expanded TSA security pont, more windows and new flooring.


There’s the TSA Lost and Found.

Terminal B/C

Terminal B and C are both in the same building and act as a single Terminal. Are the newest terminals for the DCA Reagan National airport and both terminals has the same structure, with three concourses. B and C connect directly to the WMATA airport station.


Terminal B/C has three concourses connected by the National Hall. They house 45 gates distributed:


- Terminal B (gates 10-22) and hosts the following carriers: Alaska, Delta, Delta Shuttle and United.


- Terminal B/C (gates 23-34) hosts American, American Shuttle, JetBlue and Virgin America.


- Terminal C (gates 35-45) hosts American airline.


There are many options to go and come from the DCA airport.


- Metrorail: Connected directly with terminals B and C from the Reagan National airport. From Terminal A, look for “Airport Shuttle” bus and stop in Terminal B/C or Parking Garages B/C. The metrorail provides easily access to Virginia, Washington and Maryland. From June 2016 to March 2017 there are major repairs and rehabilitations.

- On-Airport Shuttle Bus Service: the DCA airport provides a Shuttle bus to go around the airport. The vehicles are marked as: All Terminals, Economy (Lot), Rental Car/Parking and Employee.


-Taxi: Go out through the doors of any terminal Baggage Claim. To pay by credit card, please notify before the Taxi Driver. There are Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis.

Car Rental

The counters are located in the 1st floor Terminal A - Garage. For rental car club members, go directly to 2nd/3rd floor Terminal A - Garage to take the keys. Need to rent a car? Click here for more information.


Contact Information

Address: Arlington, VA 22202, United States of America
Telephone: +1 703-417-8000>Check rental car page on-line for availability and best prices.


Lost and Found center

Security Checkpoint: +1 703-603-2516. From 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed during weekends.
Public locations airport: +1 703-417-0110. Fax: 703-417-0635

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