Washington, DC Area Airport Information
Washington Reagan-National (DCA)
The closest airport to downtown Washington DC, Washington Reagan-National airport in Arlington County, VA is located 5 miles (8 km) from the Washington Convention Center. Travel time to the convention center is about 20-30 minutes by car and 45 minutes by Metro. The airport is served by all major US airlines and offers non-stop service from over 90 cities. For more information about Washington Reagan-National, click HERE.
Washington Dulles International (IAD)
The largest airport in the Washington DC area, Washington Dulles in Loudoun County, VA is located 26 miles (42 km) from the Washington Convention Center. Travel time to the convention center is about 45 to 60 minutes car or Metro. It is served by all major US airlines and dozens of international airlines. For more information about Washington Dulles, click HERE.
Baltimore-Washington Marshall Airport (BWI)
Located in Maryland about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of the convention center, Baltimore-Washington Airport is another option for flights into the Washington DC area. Travel time to the convention center is about 60 to 90 minutes by car. Alternately, Amtrak service is available directly from the airport to Washington Union Station -travel time is about 35 minutes to Union Station and then about 10 minutes to the convention center by taxi. For more information about Baltimore-Washington Airport, click HERE.
Washington, DC Area Rail Information
Amtrak – Union Station (WAS)
For National Conference & Exhibition attendees traveling from the northeast and mid-Atlantic United States, a great alternative to flying or driving is Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela highspeed rail service. Washington Union Station is located just a quick 10-minute taxi ride away from the convention center. For more information about Union Station, click HERE.
Taxi Service & Rideshare
There are numerous taxi companies and rideshare services available for pick-up from all Washington, DC Area Airports.
Taxis, Lyfts, and Ubers in Washington, DC are permitted to drop off/pick up at the corner of Mount Vernon and 9th Street near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Many major car rental companies have facilities at all Washington, DC area airports.
The AAP is pleased to offer the following car rental discounts, generally 5%-10% off regular rental rates. Please follow the instructions below when booking on the car rental company’s website.
Avis: enter A628900 into the Discount Codes box
Budget: enter R705700 into the Offer Codes box
Zipcar: AAP members who enroll will receive $45 off first annual membership and a waived application fee ($25).
Please note that daily parking fees are charged at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and all National Conference Hotels.
Limousine/chauffeur agencies prefer that all customers reserve cars at least 48 hours in advance although cars can occasionally be ordered with a two-hour notice.