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Washington Reagan National Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Washington Reagan Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Will kick you out of the secure area at night. Security guard told us to sleep in the Chapel that is next to the police office in the entrance terminal. It has padded benches, room for about 8 people to sleep in there. - Tricia on our Facebook page

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Washington Reagan National Airport.

What to Expect

  • Most restaurants and shops are open from 7:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information below.

Where to Sleep

  • Airside closes by 11:00PM so you’ll have to sleep landside
  • Bring earplugs as an automated announcement will loudly state the time every half hour.
  • Several solo female travelers mentioned seeing homeless men in the terminal overnight; however, security was a constant presence, and most didn’t feel overly concerned.
  • Bench seating has armrests.
  • Many people report cold temperatures so wear a sweater or bring a blanket.
  • Sleeping on the floor on/near heating vents next to the windows is also a popular option.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide a free airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can find comfort in one of the lounges that are accessible with a day pass or airline membership. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations.
  • The police station is in Terminal A near the Dunkin Donuts.

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Washington Reagan National Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door and through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • American Airlines Admirals Club - Location: Terminal B, Airside, Mezzanine level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket (US$ 59.00) • Admirals Club Membership.
  • Delta Sky Club - Location: Terminal B, Airside, above Gate 15. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta Airlines ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • United Club - Location: Terminal B, Airside, opposite G11. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of United Airlines ticket (US$ 59.00) • United Club Membership.
  • American Airlines Admirals Club - Location: Terminal C, Airside, inside the security check point, Mezzanine Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket (US$ 59.00) • Admirals Club Membership.

Military Lounge

USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to members of the US military and their families. Amenities include: WiFi, TV lounge, toiletries, snacks, computers and a library. Location: Terminal A, Concourse Level, across from Lost & Found. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Dulles Airport. Connect to the “FlyReagan” network.

An email and postal/zip code is required for login. International visitors can simply enter “YES” in the postal/zip code field to continue.

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Airport Hotels