Washington, D.C. (DCA)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Terminal B

Recommended Check-in Time

2 Hours

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Ticket Counter Hours

4:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cashless Lobby

Cash is not accepted as a form of payment at the ticket counter.
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Baggage Service Office Hours

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Baggage Claim Phone Number 1-571-551-5751 (5752) (office)
1-703-258-0902 (fax)
Skycap/Curbside No/No
Directions to Airport Click Here For Directions
Airport Website Click Here

Cut-off time for checking in
  • Checked baggage may be accepted within six (6) hours of scheduled departure time based on the opening of the ticket counter on the same calendar day
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 40 minutes prior to departure on domestic flights and 60 minutes for international flights.

JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage. 

  • If you're not checking bags, you must check in no later than 30 minutes* prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights, and 60 minutes for international flights 
  • All customers must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time for domestic and international flights.

*kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation

Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:

  • Online check in: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)
  • JetBlue mobile app: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)
  • Kiosk/ticket counter: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)

Address and phone number - DCA


WASHINGTON, DC 20001-0001

General Airport Phone: 1-703-417-8000

Baggage claim information

Baggage Claim is located in Terminal B at Carousels 5 and 6.

Making a baggage claim

If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it's important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.

If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the DCA Baggage Service Office at the airport you flew into within four (4) hours after arrival.

The baggage service office is open from 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

DCA Baggage Service Office telephone:  571-551-5751 (5752)
DCA Baggage Service Office fax:  703-258-0902

Baggage claim follow-up

To follow-up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click here for hours of operation and contact information.

Boarding & deplaning options
All boarding and deplaning in Reagan National is done via the jetbridge. Reagan National does not participate in boarding or deplaning from the back of the aircraft.

Car rental companies

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On-airport rental car counters are located on the first floor in Parking Garage A. Club members of each rental car company may proceed directly to the 2nd or 3rd floor of Garage A. To go to the rental car concessions from the terminals, either:

Ride: board the "Parking/Rental Car" shuttle which stops at each terminal outside of baggage claim.

Walk: 10 minutes from Terminals A & B

For more details about available rental car companies at DCA, click here.

We can also offer you special rates on rental cars through our partner You can book these rates by clicking on the link below or, if you call our Reservations team to book your reservation, one of our Reservation crewmembers can transfer you to

You may also contact Customer Support directly for questions regarding hotel or car reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-544-3581 (English) or 1-800-520-8629 (Spanish)..

Check-in & gate information

Ticket counter hours and location

Our ticket counter is located upstairs in Terminal B and is open from 4:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

We recommend you arrive at the airport at least two (2) hours prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through TSA screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cut-off times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.

You will need a boarding pass to get through security. Our flights depart out of Gates 26, 28, 30 and 32.

Identification requirements

Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements.

Boarding cut-off time

Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to departure. Standby customers may be cleared at 10 minutes to departure. Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.

Kiosk check-in

If you have a confirmed reservation, feel free to use a kiosk to check in. You may check in using the kiosk no more than six (6) hours prior to departure if you are checking baggage. Customers with no checked baggage may check in within 24 hours from their scheduled departure time. Kiosk check in is not available 30 minutes or less before departure.

You can retrieve your information and check in at a kiosk using one of the following methods:

  • Confirmation code
  • Emailed itinerary with the bar code
  • Credit card with your name on it
  • TrueBlue number or email address and password if you're a TrueBlue member

In order to validate your boarding pass, you'll need to present it along with your photo ID at the gate.

Check in & pick up info for unaccompanied minors

Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.

When a gate pass is issued, it's the TSA's decision as to whether a young child, in addition to the unaccompanied minor, may pass through security with the adult.

Drop-off information

When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:

  • The parent/guardian has a signed copy of the UMNR form
  • The UMNR is onboard the aircraft 
  • The parent/guardian's name, address and cell phone number are all documented on the minor's reservation

In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor. Please note, the parent/guardian must request a gate pass at the airport ticket counter to pick up their minor at the departure gate.

Pick-up information

When picking up an unaccompanied minor, one person may receive a gate pass to proceed into the arrivals area to meet the minor. Please arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival.

In cases where a flight arrives after the ticket counter is closed, the pick-up person should proceed directly to baggage claim to meet the minor.

The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government-issued photo ID.

Customer paging number
If you’re trying to get a hold of someone at the airport, call 1-703-417-8000 or 1-703-417-1806 to have them paged. Paging is also available at the Information Counters and the Travelers Aid Desks in the terminals.

Directions to DCA
For maps and driving directions to DCA, visit

Flight durations

Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on

Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.

Ground transportation

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Traveling to/from the airport? Schedule a ride ahead of time with JetBlue Ground Transfers and your ride will be waiting. 

Using ridesharing apps or taxi? You can be picked up and dropped off right outside the terminal.

Want to take public transit? The M60 SBS & Q47 bus stop is located on Marine Terminal Road outside of Terminal A.
The Q70 SBS, Q72 & Q48 are accessible from Terminal B. If you take one of these to Terminal B, you can take the free BLUE shuttle to Terminal A.

Mileage information

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, VA, just across the Potomac River from the Nation's Capital. Additional areas of interest:

Downtown Washington D.C.  4 miles
Downtown Arlington, VA 3 miles
Dulles, VA 28 miles
Baltimore, MD 42 miles
Richmond, VA 106 miles
Philadelphia, PA 144 miles
Virginia Beach, VA 209 miles

Other airlines

If you're making a connection in Washington D.C., click here for a list of other airlines and their contact information.


For detailed parking information, including garage information, maps, rates and online reservations, visit

Please observe the informational signs upon entering the airport for more information on parking availability in the various lots. You may also call the parking "hot line" at (703) 417-PARK (417-7275) for up-to-the-minute parking availability information.
A Pedestrian Tunnel with moving sidewalks connects Garage A with Terminal A. Pedestrian bridges with moving sidewalks connect Garage B and Garage C to Terminal B and Terminal C, respectively. Courtesy shuttle bus service is available from all parking areas to all terminals, 24 hours a day. Shuttle buses operate along established routes between the parking lots approximately every eight to ten minutes.

Information about on-airport shuttle bus service may be found by visiting

Special services information

For more information about DCA services for customers with disabilities and needing special services, visit Additional service and amenity information may be found at

For your convenience, regular and oversized wheelchairs are available upon request. Electric carts are not available in the concourse or gate areas.

There is a text telephone located at the JetBlue ticket counter.

Travelers Aid information:

  • Terminal A: (703) 417-3972 
  • Terminal B/C: Concourse Level; (703) 417-1806
  • Terminal B/C: Baggage Claim Level; (703) 417-3974

Airport Police: (703) 417-2400. Located on the Concourse Level of Terminal B (pre-security) next to the chapel.

Airport Fire/Ambulance/EMS: (703) 417-2400

The Authority Police keep lost items for 24 hours. Call 703-417-8560. After that period, the Central Lost and Found Office at 703-417-0673 will hold the items. For more details, visit Reagan National Lost & Found.

Paging is available at the Information Counters and the Travelers Aid Desks in the terminals.

A USO Lounge (United Service Organizations) serving military personnel and their families is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The lounge is located on the Main level of Terminal A across from Lost and Found. For more information, call 703-417-8876.

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