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There are 6 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin by bus, subway, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr 5A

$8

Cheapest option

Bus, subway  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington Dulles Airport - arrivals door 4 to Wiehle-Reston East Station Silver Line Express / ...
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station Silver

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin 26.3 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin 26.3 miles

$2 - $4

Shuttle  •  33 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Tidal Basin

$40 - $55

Towncar  •  32 min

  1. Take a town car from Washington Dulles Airport to Tidal Basin 26.3 miles

$120 - $170

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin by bus

The bus journey time between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Tidal Basin is around 49 min and covers a distance of around 28 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 40 min. Operated by Metro Washington DC, the Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin bus service departs from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arrives in D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr. Typically 201 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
49 min
Fastest bus time:
40 min
Bus distance:
28 miles
Buses per week:
201
Cheapest price:
$8
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:50
Last bus departs at:
23:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin bus 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) → Tidal Basin
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tidal Basin is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tidal Basin is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Tidal Basin 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: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Tidal Basin is 23 miles. The road distance is 26.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin without a car is to bus which takes 44 min and costs $8.

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The bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin is 26 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin.
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  • Distance: 22.6 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Tidal Basin, DC, USA?

Metro Washington DC operates a bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr hourly. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 44 min.

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
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St & 9Th St Tunnel Entr
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Silver Line Express
Phone
+1(703)-572-7661
Website
flydulles.com
Bus from Washington Dulles Airport - arrivals door 4 to Wiehle-Reston East Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
flydulles.com
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Dulles Airport to Wiehle Metro Bay K
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
Shuttles by Jayride

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
Shuttle from Washington Dulles Airport to Tidal Basin
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Shuttle
$40 - $55
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 Tidal Basin
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Private
$120 - $170
Taxi from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Tidal Basin
Ave. Duration
32 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

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