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Best airport to fly into?

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Best airport to fly into?

Coming to Bethesda in June - wondering which airport I should fly into. Seem to remember from my last trip a few years ago that Dulles and Reagan being about the same distance away? I'd be taking a taxi. Not worried about which will have best airfare, looking for quickest/cheapest transportation-wise from airport to Bethesda.

Any advice is appreciated!

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1. Re: Best airport to fly into?

From Bethesda, Dulles and National are probably similar distances, with BWI not far behind. If you are taking a cab, and not landing in the middle of rush hour, any of the three, are probably fine. If you were considering public transportation, National is the hands down winner.

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2. Re: Best airport to fly into?

Yes, if you're looking for "cheapest" transportation go with DCA. You can get on Metro there and take it to Bethesda for far less money than what a taxi would charge.

DCA is about 11 miles from Bethesda.

IAD is about 25.

BWI is about 35.

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3. Re: Best airport to fly into?

There is a new shuttle service called Bethesda Shuttle, or The Dolphin, that goes between Bethesda and BWI For only $29. Can't beat the price. I think they go to dulles and Reagan too.

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