Air Transportation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202
General Information Line: 703.417.8000

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) lies just three miles south of downtown Washington, DC, on the Potomac River. Reagan National Airport is serviced by eight airlines offering direct service to 98 destinations in the United States and Canada. The airport is located 10 miles and approximately 15 minutes from the Gaylord National Harbor.

Additional nearby airport options include both Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). IAD and BWI are both a 45-minute drive to the Gaylord National Harbor.

Health and Safety Resources While Traveling

Airports and airlines are taking new health and safety measures to help you travel with confidence. Here are a few resources to keep you safe while traveling by plane to the Washington, DC, area:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Please visit the ACT Annual Meeting COVID-19 Safety Protocols web page for more information.

Transportation To/From the Airport

Taxi fares are on average $28 each way from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to the Gaylord National Harbor.

The Gaylord National Harbor does not offer a shuttle to the airport; however, ride apps and shuttle services are available from the airport to the hotel for a fee.

There are many rental car options available from Reagan National Airport. There is a Hertz Rental location on-site at the Gaylord National Harbor.

Getting Around


The Gaylord National Harbor is just 15 minutes due south of Washington, DC, off the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495), making it an easy drive from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas.

The Gaylord National Harbor offers self-parking for $30/day or valet parking for $49/day.

National Harbor also provides three covered public parking garages. Pricing varies by garage.

Water Taxi

Water taxis offer routes connecting National Harbor to Old Town Alexandria (Virginia) and Georgetown, as well as the Wharf in Washington, DC.

Rent a Bike

Once you are within National Harbor, you can conveniently explore everything the area offers via Capital Bikeshare. Bike stations are located on the corner of Waterfront Street and Fleet Street.