Transportation From the Airport to AU

There are several different ways to get from the airport to American University. You are encouraged to take a taxi if you have a lot of luggage. Most locations in the District of Columbia are accessible by public transportation.

Taxi Service

24-hour Taxi service from Dulles airport is provided exclusively by Washington Flyer Taxi.

Ride App Pickup

Pickups from Uber, Lyft, and Via are available on the lowest level of the airport. More information about where to locate your pickup can be found here

Bus to Metro

Washington Flyer Silver Line Express provides bus service from Dulles Airport to the Wiehle-Reston East metro station for a small fee. The trip takes about 15 minutes. From the Wiehle-Reston East station take the metro train to the Tenleytown-American University station, then take the American University Shuttle from the metro station to campus.

Super Shuttle Shared Van

Group van service is provided by Super Shuttle "blue vans." Vans are shared and each person in the van is taken to their destination.

Taxi Service

The BWI Airport taxi stand is located just outside the baggage claim area of the Lower Level Terminal, near doors 5 and 13.

Ride App Pickup

Pickups from Uber, Lyft, and Via are available on the Upper Level/Departures. More information about where to locate your pickup can be found here

Super Shuttle Shared Van

Group van service is provided by Super Shuttle "blue vans." Vans are shared and each person in the van is taken to their destination.

Bus to Metro

The MTA Commuter Bus 201 runs from BWI airport to the Shady Grove metro station. From the Shady Grove metro station, take the metro train to the Tenleytown-American University station. Then take the American University Shuttle to campus. 

Train to Metro

The BWI airport offers free and frequent shuttle service to the MARC train station 24 hours a day. Fare Information for the MARC Train can be found here

The shuttle service to the MARC train station is picked up on the lower level, outside of the baggage claim. Take the MARC Train to Union Station. After arriving at Union Station, take the red line towards Twinbrook and arrive at the Tenleytown-American University station. Finally, take the American University Shuttle to campus. 

Taxi Service

A variety of taxicab companies serve Reagan National Airport. There is a taxi dispatcher at each terminal to assist passengers.

Ride App Pickup

Pickups from Uber, Lyft, and Via are available at designated pick-up loading zones. More information about where to locate your pickup can be found here

Super Shuttle Shared Van

Group van service is provided by Super Shuttle "blue vans." Vans are shared and each person in the van is taken to their destination.

Metro

The metro stops adjacent to Terminals B and C. Both the blue and the yellow lines stop at Reagan National Airport. From the airport metro station, take the train to the Tenleytown-American University station, then take the American University Shuttle to campus.