Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. Virginia's natural beauty is as diverse as its history and people. Pine forests, marshes and rolling green hills form the central Piedmont region, while the rolling Blue Ridge mountains and stunning Shenandoah Valley are worth a visit. There's plenty for travellers to enjoy, including world-class tourist attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, loads of outdoor activities, a foot-tapping mountain-music scene and wine, beer and spirit trails to explore.
Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Washington (DCA)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Sydney to Washington DC (Reagan)
When to visit
April through October is the best time to visit Virginia. Being dry and warm, April marks the start of spring, the sun is shining and the city has amazing experiences everywhere from annual festivals that draw people to colourful art. May can be rainy, the beginning of the peak season. Summer in Virginia is usually hot with possible thunderstorms. When the suns out it’s great to lay out at Belle Isle on the river or visit a brewery in Scott’s Addition. Winter gets a little snow in December and January. In autumn, (October and November) join the Fire, Flour and Fork Festival.
What is the main airport called?
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)Opens in a new tab or window, also known as National Airport, Washington National, Reagan National Airport, DCA, Reagan, or simply National, is a national airport in Arlington, Virginia. Ronald Reagan Airport is located in Virginia, 10 km south of downtown Washington D.C., the capital city of the US.
Arriving in Virginia
The helpful staff at Virginia Airport will be greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Virginia from Virginia Airport
Getting to and from Reagan National Airport is easy with many different transport options on offer. From public transport to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. Rental car counters are located on the first floor of Terminal Garage A. Ride the rental car/economy shuttle to the rental car stop. Uber and Lyft are ride share options that are available, plus a taxi service from each terminal. Shuttle buses pick up customers to take you to your accommodation. The Washington, DC Metrorail system provides easy and affordable access to locations throughout Washington, Virginia and Maryland. It is possible to bike ride, with bicycle racks available at the airport.
Getting around Virginia
Once you arrive in Virginia, there are a number of transport options to get around Virginia. Travelling in your own car is by far the best way to see Virginia. Interstate highways link all the major cities and many towns, and the prime advantage of driving is that you can explore all the scenic routes. Amtrak trains are good for getting to and from Virginia. The Greyhound bus may be the least expensive way to travel around Virginia. Other public transport options include the Metrorail, Fairfax Connect bus and Metrobus. Virginia is a bike friendly destination and a great way to explore the country with extensive bike routes. There are multiple taxi companies, ride share services and walking or a hike through Shenandoah National Park is a top choice to see one of the most spectacular national parks in the country.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.
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