Travel within United States is: Fully open. See details.

Need a hotel room in Gaithersburg?

Book now

There are 7 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station Silver
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station Red

$8 - $15

6 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C 5A
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station Red

$14 - $20

Line 983 bus, subway  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the line 983 bus from Dulles Airport to Sunset Hills Rd and Isaac Newton Sq 983 / ...
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to METRO CENTER station
  3. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to SHADY GROVE station Red

$8 - $16

Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw 5A
  2. Take the bus from Independence Ave Sw & 4Th St Sw to Friendship Heights Sta & Bus Bay C 30S / ...
  3. Take the bus from Friendship Hts Sta & Bus Bay J to Rockville Station East & Bus Bay A T2

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove 29.6 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove 29.6 miles

$2 - $5

Towncar  •  36 min

  1. Take a town car from Washington Dulles Airport to Shady Grove 29.6 miles

$130 - $180

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove by bus and subway

The journey time between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Shady Grove is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 44 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 56m. Operated by Silver Line Express, Fairfax Connector and Metro Washington DC, the Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove service departs from Washington Dulles Airport - arrivals door 4 and arrives in SHADY GROVE station. Typically 73 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 22m
Fastest journey time:
1h 56m
Journey distance:
44 miles
Services per week:
73
Cheapest price:
$8
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:02
Last service departs at:
22:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove bus and subway schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) → Shady Grove
Fully open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United States

2m

Recommended

Recommended

Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

Explore travel options

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Shady Grove is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Shady Grove is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Shady Grove is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 36 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 36 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Frederick Rd & Shady Grove Rd via Independence Ave Sw & 4Th St Sw, Friendship Hts Sta & Bus Bay J and Rockville Station & Bay B - West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

More details

The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Shady Grove is 18 miles. The road distance is 29.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove without a car is to subway which takes 1h 39m and costs $8 - $15.

More details

It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove, including transfers.

More details

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door station.

More details

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at Rockville Station East & Bus Bay A.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove is 30 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove.

Get driving directions

There are 127+ hotels available in Shady Grove. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 18.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Shady Grove, MD, USA?

You can take a vehicle from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove via Wiehle-Reston East Station, WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, FARRAGUT WEST station, and FARRAGUT NORTH station in around 1h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove via D St Sw & 7Th St Sw, Independence Ave Sw & 4Th St Sw, Friendship Hts Sta & Bus Bay J, Rockville Station East & Bus Bay A, and Rockville Station & Bay B - West in around 3h 32m.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to SHADY GROVE station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Independence Ave Sw & 4Th St Sw to Friendship Heights Sta & Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Friendship Hts Sta & Bus Bay J to Rockville Station East & Bus Bay A
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
wmata.com
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Dulles Airport to Sunset Hills Rd and Isaac Newton Sq
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Friendship Heights Station & Bay J to Rockville Station & Bay B - East
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Washington Dulles Airport to Shady Grove
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Private
$130 - $180
Taxi from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Shady Grove
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Reston Express
Phone
+1 703-402-1137
Website
restonexpress.com
Yellow Cab Services
Phone
+1-866-302-9898
Website
yellowcabservices.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Eurostar, Getting to Milan from the airport and How to get from Florence to Rome - to help you get the most out of your next trip.