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Offline RodT

Transport to Dulles airport from Yorktown or Williamsburg area
« on: September 15, 2010, 06:43:51 pm »
I need to get from end of transam to Dulles to catch a flight home to Australia.  What's my best option?

Offline briwasson

Re: Transport to Dulles airport from Yorktown or Williamsburg area
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 09:05:53 am »
Rent a car one-way. Check out rentals from the Newport News airport to Dulles. I've also had luck using Hertz "local" franchises, as they are in more places.

You can also take Amtrak from Newport News to Union Station in D.C., but then you'd still have to get to Dulles (which sadly has no direct train connection, only buses).

Also, check out the thread back in the spring on these forums on getting to Yorktown from Dulles.

I'd still say renting a car is your option of least hassle, and probably won't cost too much, either (relative to taking the train and other options).

Offline John Nelson

Re: Transport to Dulles airport from Yorktown or Williamsburg area
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 10:01:08 am »
If you take Amtrak, you won't be able to also take your bike, so you'd have to ship that separately.

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Transport to Dulles airport from Yorktown or Williamsburg area
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 11:57:48 am »
If you took the train to DC, you could take the Metro from Union Station to Washington National, and then catch the Washington Flyer bus out to Dulles.  Most Metro trains allow for up to 4 bicycles (non-rush-hour) per train.  Don't know about the buses, but I'd expect you could take a boxed bike (like you were going to fly with it) as luggage.

Agree with the car rental idea as the best solution, if at all possible.

Offline briwasson

Re: Transport to Dulles airport from Yorktown or Williamsburg area
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 01:16:00 pm »
As an aside, it's absolutely mind-blowing that a big international airport like Dulles doesn't have a good train connection. They built a new, expensive highway out to the airport, and had the perfect opportunity to put a Metro spur along it, but didn't.