There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). Both American Airlines and United Airlines service all three airports.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located just across the Potomac River in Virginia and is the closest airport to DC. (It's also the airport you're most likely to spot senators and representatives heading home to their districts.) Reagan Airport offers nonstop flights to 95-plus destinations on eight airlines.
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. Dulles Airport is also the primary international airport for the DC region, with almost 140 nonstop domestic and international destinations on nearly 40 airlines.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (referred to as BWI Airport) is a bit further from DC near Baltimore, Md., but oftentimes that means you can find even better flight deals. The airport has grown to 90-plus domestic and international destinations and services more than 25 million passengers each year.
International Travel to Washington, DC
For more information about international travel to AUA2020, access the International Attendee Guide.