COVID-19: Updates on Regional Public Transportation and Dulles Airport

Metro

Rail service has returned to near pre-pandemic levels, and Metrobus service has increased dramatically. For up-to-date announcements and resources, visit Metro’s website here.

Beginning May 14, face coverings will be required in all Metro trains, buses, and stations.

To check Metro’s current operating status, click here.

Below is the updated Metrorail and Metrobus adjusted schedules:

Metrorail 

  • Metrorail operates from Mon-Fri 5:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m, Saturday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m, and Sunday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

  • Trains every 5-15 minutes on Red Line, every 8-20 minutes on all others during weekdays; every 12-15 minutes on the Red Line and every 15-20 minutes on all others during weekends.

Metrobus 

  • Hours: First bus times vary by route. Bus service will continue until Midnight. Last buses depart starting points at or before Midnight.

  • Bus operators may bypass bus stops if the vehicle cannot safely accommodate additional passengers while maintaining adequate social distancing.

  • Enter and exit the bus using the rear doors only, except customers requesting the bus to kneel or use of the wheelchair ramp.

  • Due to rear-door boarding, fare collection is temporarily suspended on Metrobus only.

  • Visit wmata.com for a list of routes that are – and are not – operating this week.

MetroAccess

  • Service will continue to operate during the same hours as rail and bus services.

  • Metro continues to emphasize that customers must not use MetroAccess to travel to healthcare appointments if they are showing signs of illness for the safety of our employees and other passengers.

  • If you are ill, call your healthcare provider and make transportation arrangements that do not involve public transportation.

  • The MetroAccess Eligibility Center is closed until further notice.

Remember -- if you are feeling sick, please do not take public transportation.

Dulles International Airport

Face coverings are required for everyone at Reagan National and Dulles International airports as of Friday, May 29, 2020, with the exception of children under the age of 10 and people with medical conditions which prevent wearing a face covering. 

Cloth masks and disposable masks, as well as hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are available at newsstands throughout both airports.

Parking and Ground Transportation Changes:

To encourage social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, parking and ground transportation at IAD have been temporarily modified. 

Visit COVID-19 Parking Information for more information on parking.

Visit Silver Line Express Bus Service Updates for more information on bus service and alternate transportation options.

Shopping and Dining:

Adjusted Concessions Shopping and Dining Hours of Operation Terminal concessions are operating consistent with state guidelines; however, some concessions are temporarily closed or are operating under modified hours. Food and beverage offerings, as well as newsstands, are open in each concourse.

Please visit the Adjusted Concessions Shopping and Dining Hours of Operation page to learn more and get the latest updates for shopping and dining at Dulles International Airport.

Airline Specific Information:


In addition, the Transportation Security Administration allows, but does not require, passengers to wear masks during screening. A screening officer may ask for the mask to be adjusted to confirm the passenger’s identity during the document verification process.

Travel Restrictions:

On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of State updated its COVID-19 Travel Advisories, and there are currently specific travel restrictions between the U.S., China, Iran, Europe, Canada and Brazil currently in effect. Please consult with your airline if you have international travel planned.

As of September 14, 2020, CDC has discontinued health screenings for arriving international passengers at all U.S. airports, including Dulles International. For more information on CDC's protocols for international passengers please click here.

The latest information from Dulles Airport on the coronavirus may be found here.