Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Informational Guide to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - NON OFFICIAL

DCA Airport Terminal 1

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Terminal 1 at DCA Airport consists of a semi-circle, which is located at its west-end.

DCA Airport Terminal 1
 is home of boarding gates 1-9 and operates flights from Frontier, Air Canada and Southwest.


DCA Airport Terminal 1 consists of the following levels:

Level 1

Please note that this level is shared with Terminal 2.

Baggage claim, airline counters and security checkpoint leading to departures and boarding gates.

Find outside the level facilities ground transportation options (taxi and bus).

Services: ATMs, Toilets, TSA checkpoint, Power charge stations, Information counter, among others.

Level 2

This level is accessible through an underground pedestrian walkway which leads to Concourse A. It is also connected to Garage A.

Find Departures and gate A areas, including services and amenities such as Lost & found, Toilets, Information counter, Nursing room, Police, ATMs, among others.

Boarding gates 1 to 9 for Air Canada, Frontier and Southwest flights.

Car rental companies desks are also located on this level.

Find outside the level access to shuttles, taxi, and the pick up point for rideshare apps.

Transfer between terminals

There is an On-Airport Shuttle Bus Service that offer transportation services between both terminals.

Find more information here.


- ATMs
- Toilets
- TSA Checkpoint
- Power charge stations
- Baby care facilities
- Baggage carts
- Duty free stores
- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Information desk
- Mobile chargers
- Traveler’s aid
- Lost & found
- Nursing room
- Police

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USO Lounge: The USO is the United Service Organization that provides different services to military men and women and their relatives. The variety of facilities includes to enjoy relaxing areas, free beverages, information, Internet access, a children’s room, TV, books and magazines, emergency medical assistance or flight information among others.

Open from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm.