Chantilly (Virginia)

Chantilly is a city located in Fairfax County, Virginia near the Dulles International Airport. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum is the most popular attraction in Chantilly.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum

Get in

The major Dulles International Airport is very close by in Loudoun County. To get to the Dulles Air and Space Museum in Fairfax County, take a Virginia Regional Transit shuttle from the Ground Transportation Curb 2E (taxicab level, down the ramp). Be sure to confirm that the shuttle goes there. This shuttle (Dulles 2 Dulles Air and Space Museum) operates infrequently; check this site for its schedule among the Loudoun County routes.

By bus

The Metrobus 5A (D.C. - Dulles Line) is an express bus operating between Dulles International Airport and L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in Washington, DC. It leaves Dulles from the Ground Transportation Curb 2E every 40 to 60 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends and takes about 45 minutes to Rosslyn Metro Station before heading to L'Enfant Plaza. The Metrobus 5A schedule to Dulles International Airport may be downloaded from this website.

Get around

See

Public transportation to the Udvar-Hazy Center from Washington DC is now relatively easy; take the Silver line Metro train to Wiehle-Reston East, then catch the 983 Fairfax Connector bus to the Udvar-Hazy Center. The bus also stops at Reston Town Center and Dulles Airport. Buses run every 20 minutes from 9:30 AM until 7:05 PM, seven days a week.
The trip from Wiehle-Reston East station to the Udvar-Hazy center takes about 45 minutes. The old and somewhat time-consuming way is to take Metrobus 5A from L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station or from Rosslyn Metro Station to Dulles International Airport (about 60-45 minutes). Metrobus 5A will drop you off at Dulles' Ground Transportation Curb 2E. Second, at the same Curb 2E, transfer to a Virginia Regional Transit shuttle to the Dulles Air and Space Museum. Be sure to confirm that the shuttle goes there. This shuttle (Dulles 2 Dulles Air and Space Museum) operates infrequently with limited hours; check the web for its schedule among the Loudoun routes, since Dulles is in Loudoun County. Because of the connection at Dulles, allow at least two hours (more on weekends) for the public bus trip from DC to Udvar-Hazy. Even if you are driving, the Dulles 2 Dulles shuttle at $1.00/person each way is a great way to save on the $15 parking fee if you don't mind adding a half-hour each way to the trip just park at the Wegmans on 28 (weekdays) or at Dulles Town Center mall (weekends) and take the shuttle from there.
Sully Historic Site

Do

Hiking, biking, and camping are various outdoor activities that can be done at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.

Buy

Chantilly does not have department stores or malls. However, there are local antique stores and local shops.

Antique Shops

Specialty Shops

Eat

American Food

Asian Food

Italian and Pizza

Mexican Food

Cafe & Deli

Specialized Food and Others

Drink

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Chantilly

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