Metrobus 5A is an express bus operating between Dulles International Airport and L’Enfant Plaza Metro station (yellow line) in Washington DC. It is the cheapest option ($3.50) for traveling in/out of Dulles International Airport in Washington DC.
Metrobus 5A leaves Dulles International Airport every 40 to 60 minutes from 5:50 am to 11:40 pm on weekdays, and hourly from 6:32 am to 11:40 pm on weekends.
The bus trip from Dulles International Airport to L’Enfant Plaza metro station takes about 45 minutes (It can take longer during rush hour).
From Dulles International Airport (IAD)
At the airport, the bus stop is located at the Ground Transportation Curb (taxicab level, down the ramp) at the curb 2E location. Look for the red, white, and blue metrobus sign (5A).
On its way to Washington DC, Metrobus 5A stops at the Rosslyn metro station (blue line). The next bus stop is at L’Enfant Plaza metro station, which is only a block or two from the museums and monuments at the National Mall.
To Dulles International Airport (IAD)
To get to the airport, take Metrobus 5A from either L’Enfant Plaza metro station or Rosslyn metro station.
From Rosslyn Metro Station: the bus stop is located outside the metro station at Moore Street. You will see five bus stops labeled A, B, C, D, E. Wait for Metrobus 5A at bus stop “A”.
From L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station: Wait for Metrobus 5A at bus stop “P”. Bus stop “P” is towards the east exit of the metro station heading up D Street towards 7th Street. Do not stay at the bus stop closest to the metro station because this stop is used for dropping off passengers returning to Washington DC from the airport.
Have a nice Trip! Jonathan
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