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Washington Airport car hire - cheap car rental from Washington Dulles Airport

Washington Dulles Airport - IAD is one of the three international airports serving Washington, D.C., together with Washington Ronald Reagan and Baltimore-Washington airports.

See location map of Washington airports.

The airport is located approx. 25 miles west of downtown Washington, on a border of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, in the state of Virginia.

The airport is named after the Secretary of State during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles.

Airlines and destination at Washington Dulles Airport - UK flights to Washington Dulles
Washington Dulles Airport is the largest airport of the metropolitan area of Washington. 

The main carrier at the airport is United Airlines, handling over 50 per cent of all the operations, although United Express and Delta Connection although have a significant share in the total number of flights.

Amongst the European carriers present at Washington Dulles are: British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM, just to mention the most important ones. 

The vast majority of all flights at Washington-Dulles are domestic, being Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver the most popular ones. The busiest international routes at Washington Dulles are London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris.

Flights from the UK to Washington-Dulles are available with British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Washington Dulles Airport car hire - driving to Washington D.C.
The airport of Washington Dulles is very well connected to the American capital.

A major highway, the Virginia State Route 267 runs just next to the airport leading to Washington in the east direction (this stretch of the motorway is called Dulles Toll Road) and to Leesburg in the north-west (being this part of the road known as Dulles Greenway). Dulles Toll Road connects to the airport via an un-tolled road, Dulles Access Road, which allows driving to the airport without toll charges.

See map of road access to Washington Dulles Airport.

Washington Dulles Airport car hire is an convenient way of reaching the city of Washington, as well as of visiting the nearby Fairfax, Gainesville, Gaithersburg or even the more distant Baltimore.

With normal traffic conditions it takes about half an hour to reach Washington from the airport, although traffic jams are not unusual while accessing the city. When driving from Washington to catch a flight from Washington Dulles Airport, allow at least 1-1.5 h, especially if you are travelling in a hire car, as the airport drop-off area is locate about half a mile before the terminal and further transfer is required.

Car hire companies at Washington Dulles Airport - book with Cartrawler
At Washington Dulles Airport car hire is available from the following on-site rent-a-car companies: Alamo, Avis Rent-A-Car, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

The best car rental deals at Washington Dulles Airport are often available through online search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler. Quick and efficient Cartrawler saves you time and money by displaying the best available car hire rates from many suppliers and comparing offers within different classes of rental car, from small economy cars, through mid- and full size rental vehicles, to people carriers - MPV and vans. Offers of a Ford Mustang, very popular as a hire car in the US, can also be found at very competitive prices on Cartrawler.

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Washington Airport car hire - cheap car rental from Washington Dulles Airport
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Published: Thursday, July 18 2013
Latest revision: Wednesday, July 16 2014