Top tips for travellers

Do I need a visa?

Check out our visa information pages which include the latest travel restrictions for every country we fly to.

USA travel advice

What time should I arrive at the airport?

Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.

Online check in

The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate.

Check in online now

Which terminal?

All Virgin Atlantic flights depart from and arrive at Terminal A or B*.
*B is only for occasional gate changes.

Counter check in and bag drop

You’ll find our desks in International Departures Door 2,  Upper Concourse Level of Main Terminal. Check in starts from four hours before departure and closes one hour before departure.

Baggage allowance

When does my flight depart/arrive?

Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.

Flight status

Airport facilities

Airport shopping


Grab that last-minute souvenir from one of Washington DC Airport's selection of shops.

Food and drink

Food and drink

Washington DC Airport has a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Places to eat

Special assistance

Special assistance

Our special assistance team are on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.

Find out more about special assistance

Accessibility services at Washington Dulles airport

Find out about Washington DC Airport's accessible facilities.

Accessibility services