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Drive from Dulles to Arlington

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Harlow, United...
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Drive from Dulles to Arlington

Having had a hire car for 3 weeks on Monday afternoon I will be driving from the Smithsonian 'overflow museum' at Dulles to Arlington. We need to be in Arlington for between 4-5pm to drop-off the car.

I understand traffic around the capital can be 'busy'. Is there any advice or information I should be aware of for this journey?

Arlington, Virginia
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1. Re: Drive from Dulles to Arlington

Take a look at Google Maps for the various routes from the Udvar Hazy Center to your destination in Arlington. One of the choices is VA-267 East which is partially a toll-road. I haven't driven this way lately, but I think the toll is $1.75. I think the toll booth is manned, but to be on the safe side, I'd recommend having at least $2.00 in quarters with you if you drive this route.

Another route would be on Route 29 and I-66. This is not a toll road and would not take you too much longer than driving VA-267 since you would be driving against traffic in the afternoon.

It depends on where you are going in Arlington to drop off your car, but I would allow at least 45 - 1 hour minutes to get from the Udvar Hazy Museum to your final destination in Arlington on a Monday afternoon near rush hour.

Edited: 7:16 pm, April 14, 2013
Ashburn, Virginia
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2. Re: Drive from Dulles to Arlington

I think longhorn means Route 28 to i 66 to avoid tolls.

Harlow, United...
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3. Re: Drive from Dulles to Arlington

Thanks Shares and Longhorn, I really appreciate the advice. we have the time so will avoid that toll.


Harlow, United...
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4. Re: Drive from Dulles to Arlington


Thanks to your advice we had a straightforward drive to Arlington and dropped our hire car off with no problems.

We went on to have a fantastic week in 'DC'.

Thanks again,


5. Re: Drive from Dulles to Arlington

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