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Full List of Airport Lounges at Washington Dulles International Airport [IAD]

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Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) served 15 million passengers in 2021 and is the second-busiest airport by passenger traffic in the Washington, D.C. region (second to Baltimore-Washington International Airport.)

Passengers at IAD are treated to a whopping 11 airline lounges, with 9 currently open to travelers. Eligible premium passengers have several lounges to choose from, gaining access either with the right credit card or by flying in a particular fare class.

This airport clearly caters to international travelers, as most lounges at Dulles are operated by foreign carriers, but many can be accessed with a Priority Pass membership. Only 1 “Big 3” airline — United Airlines — has a lounge network at Dulles.

IAD Terminal Map

Dulles International terminal map
Dulles International Airport terminal map. Image Credit: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Washington Dulles International Airport Lounges by Terminal

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TerminalLounges
Concourse A
  • Air France-KLM Lounge
  • Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Concourse B
  • British Airways Galleries Lounge
  • Lufthansa Lounge
  • Turkish Airlines Lounge
Concourse C
  • United Club gate C4
  • United Club gate C7
  • United Club gate C17
  • United Polaris Lounge gate C17
Concourse D
  • United Club gate D8
Main Terminal
  • Capital One Lounge
  • USO Lounge

Hot Tip: Don’t forget to check out our ultimate terminal guide to Dulles International Airport

Air France-KLM Lounge

Air France KLM Lounge Washington Dulles IAD
Image Credit: Air France

Location: Terminal A, in front of gate 20
Opening Hours: Open Monday, Thursday, and Saturday: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Air France-KLM Lounge Facilities

  • Accessible to passengers with reduced mobility
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Local and international newspapers on Air France Play app
  • Night Service (preflight dining)
  • Power outlets and USB ports
  • Relaxation area
  • Restrooms
  • Selection of hot and cold drinks
  • Self-service cold meals and snacks
  • Showers
  • Work area

Air France Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Priority Pass
  • Must have a same-day boarding pass to gain access and can stay a maximum of 3 hours
  • All cardholders and guests are required to show a boarding pass with confirmed same-day travel for access to the lounge
  • Children under 2 years old are admitted free
  • Passengers can be traveling on any flight
  • Access is subject to availability
Business classMust have a same-day boarding pass
  • Must be traveling on an international Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam flight
  • Guests must be traveling on an Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam flight departing from the same terminal; if you do not have guests, you may bring 2 children between the ages of 2 and 17 free of charge
La Première
  • Complimentary access for you and a guest if you are traveling in La Première
  • Can also bring children 12 years of age or under with no extra charge
Air France/KLM Flying Blue membersComplimentary access for you and a guest if you have Flying Blue Gold or Platinum status
SkyTeam Elite Plus
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding pass
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
  • Guests must be traveling on an Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam flight departing from the same terminal
  • If you do not have a guest, you may bring 2 children between the ages of 2 and 17 free of charge

Air France Lounge Access House Rules

  • Unaccompanied minors will not be able to access lounges.
  • Eligible passengers may access Air France-KLM lounges when traveling on a same-day international flight operated by Air France, KLM, or a SkyTeam member.
  • Lounge access is only permitted on departure, not on arrival.

For more information on Air France Lounge’s house rules, be sure to check out the airline’s website.

British Airways Galleries Lounge

British Airways Galleries Lounge at IAD
British Airways Galleries Lounge at IAD. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Concourse B, after security
Opening Hours: Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Priority Pass access) and 2 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.

British Airways Galleries Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet
  • Business center
  • Charging facilities
  • Ethernet connection
  • Flight information screens
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Phone
  • Reading materials
  • Restroom
  • Runway views
  • Showers
  • TV
  • Wheelchair access

British Airways Galleries Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First class
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding pass
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest (guest must also be traveling on a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld airline)
Passengers must be flying on a scheduled British Airways flight
Business classPassengers must have a same-day boarding pass
Executive Club Silver or Gold membersSilver and Gold Executive Club Members on scheduled flights operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partnerMust be flying on a scheduled flight operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner
Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire memberEmerald and Sapphire members can invite 1 guest to join them in the lounge (the guest must be traveling on a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld carrier)
Priority PassThe lounge is open to Priority Pass members from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily; Priority Pass members will not be admitted to the lounge outside these hours
  • Passengers can be traveling on any flight
  • Access is subject to availability

British Airways Galleries Lounge House Rules

  • Infants under 2 years will not be counted as a guest when traveling with an eligible adult customer.

For more information on the British Airways Galleries Lounge house rules, be sure to check out Oneworld’s website.

Capital One Lounge

Location: Main Terminal, directly after TSA PreCheck
Opening Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Capital One Lounge Facilities 

  • Food, including sandwiches, salads, fruit, and snacks, with a selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options
  • Fully-stocked bar, including cold-brew coffee and still or sparkling water
  • Full-service coffee bar
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Luggage locker

Capital One Lounge Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card or an authorized user
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding pass
  • Unlimited access for primary cardholders and their authorized users, plus complimentary entry for 2 guests per visit
Additional guests are $45 per visit (rates & fees)
Day passPassengers must have a same-day boarding pass$65 per visit

Capital One Lounge House Rules

  • Cardholders must use their Capital One card to qualify for complimentary or discounted access.
  • All visitors must present a boarding pass for a departing or connecting same-day flight.
  • You can only utilize the lounge within 3 hours of your departure (even if you have a longer connection).
  • You cannot utilize the lounge on arrival, only on departure.
  • Children under 2 can enter for free with a supervising parent or guardian.

Be sure to check out Capital One’s website for more information about its lounges.

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge

Lufthansa IAD lounges
IAD Lufthansa lounge entrance. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse B near gates B49 to B51
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday to Monday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Facilities

  • Copy machine
  • Lockers
  • Non-smoking lounge
  • Printer
  • Restrooms
  • TV
  • U.S. standard sockets
  • Wireless network
  • Working area

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Star Alliance first class
  • Passengers must have a boarding pass in international first class on a Star Alliance member-operated flight
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding pass or, at the latest, for a 5 a.m. flight the following day
Passengers may bring 1 guest traveling on any Star Alliance flight departing from the same airport on the same day; the guest must be traveling on the same flight
Star Alliance GoldPassengers must have a same-day boarding pass or, at the latest, for a 5 a.m. flight the following day
Miles & More Senator
  • Senator members may take 1 companion free of charge
  • Senator members may bring their own children under the age of 18 free of charge
  • There is no limit on the number of companions Senator members may bring, but companions must be traveling on the same flight
Additional guests from $25 per visit
Lufthansa HON Circle
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card on departure
  • Passengers can bring 1 guest, spouse, and children up to 18 years old
  • Valid when flying on a Star Alliance-operated flight; the guest must also be traveling on a Star Alliance-operated flight
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased from $25
Day pass
  • Must have a boarding pass for the same day from any airline
  • Free access for children under the age of 2 accompanied by an adult
From $39 — must book online
Priority PassGuests can stay in the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours
  • Passengers can be traveling on any flight
  • Access is subject to availability

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge House Rules

  • Children 2 years of age and under can enter the lounge free of charge.
  • Lufthansa says this lounge will have a “reduced food and beverage” menu due to COVID-19.
  • Travel companions must show a valid Lufthansa boarding card to enter the lounge.

Turkish Airlines Lounge

Turkish Airlines Lounge at IAD
Turkish Airlines Lounge at IAD. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal B, Departure gate B43, after security
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Turkish Airlines Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet
  • Business center
  • Charging facilities
  • Ethernet connection
  • Flight information screens
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Reading materials
  • Restroom
  • Runway views
  • Showers
  • TV
  • Wheelchair access

Turkish Airlines Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Star Alliance GoldPassengers must have a same-day boarding passStar Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest. Guest must be traveling on the same flight as Gold member
Star Alliance business classStar Alliance business class are not entitled to bring guests to the lounge
Select Qatar Airways passengers
  • Emerald and Sapphire members can invite 1 guest to join them in the lounge
  • The guest must be traveling on a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld carrier
Priority Pass
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding pass
  • Guests can stay in the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours
  • Passengers can be traveling on any flight
  • Access is subject to availability

Turkish Airlines Lounge House Rules

  • Children under 6 years of age are admitted free.

United Club

United Club IAD C17
United Club near gate C17. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Washington Dulles International Airport has 4 United Clubs in the Midfield Terminal:

  • Concourse C, near gate C4: Daily from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Concourse C, near gate C17: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Concourse C, near gate C7: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Concourse D, near gate D8: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

United Club Facilities

  • Full-service bar
  • Light snacks
  • Wi-Fi

United Club Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
 Day passPassengers must present a same-day boarding pass from United or a partner airline to enter a United Club location with a one-time pass $59
United Club membership
  • United Club members have unlimited access to Club lounges with a same-day boarding pass
  • Club members may bring up to 2 guests
General member, Premier Silver, and Premier Gold$650 (or 85,000 United MileagePlus miles)
Premier Platinum$600 (or 80,000 United MileagePlus miles)
Premier 1K and United Global Services$550 (or 75,000 United MileagePlus miles)
United Club℠ Infinite CardIncluded
Valid on a United, Star Alliance, or contracted partner flight
United Polaris business classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass at departure, connecting, and arrival airports (domestic arrivals only)Valid on a United Airlines-operated flight
United Business (international flights)Also applies to passengers traveling to/from Canada in United First
First class on a Star Alliance airline
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass at the departure airport of an international flight
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
Business class on a Star Alliance airlinePassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport of an international flight
United Premier Gold or Star Alliance Gold status
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass for an international flight
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest traveling on the same flight
Active U.S. military personnel
  • Must have a valid military ID, and boarding pass for travel within 24 hours on a United- or United Express flight and be either dressed in uniform, have leave orders, or have rest and recuperation papers
  • Can invite family members with gate passes or traveling on the same flight
Family members with gate passes or traveling on the same flight as the military member may access the lounge
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membersMust have a valid Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership card and a boarding pass for a flight operated by a Star Alliance member airline and departing from the same airport
  • No guests are allowed for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club North America members
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members may bring 1 guest to the lounge
Virgin Australia Velocity (Velocity Gold, Platinum, and VIP)
  • Passengers must have a valid same-day boarding pass
  • Eligible members traveling on a United-operated flight may bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on an international United or Virgin Australia-operated flight departing from the same airport

United Club House Rules

  • Passengers who purchased tickets through a Star Alliance member airline (other than United) should consult the specific airline’s policy or the Star Alliance lounge policy to see if they are able to access the lounge.
  • Boarding passes must be in the customer’s name.

United Polaris Lounge

IAD Polaris Lounge Dining Area
You can receive restaurant-style service in the a-la-carte dining area. Image Credit: James Larounis

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near gate C17
Opening Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

United Polaris Lounge Facilities

  • Extensive buffet
  • Full-service bar
  • Light snacks
  • Preflight dining
  • Quiet suites
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi

United Polaris Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
United Polaris business classPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card, departing for a flight or connectingValid for international flights on a United-operated flight
Star Alliance international first class
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport for an international flight
  • Passengers may be accompanied by 1 guest
Valid for international flights on a Star Alliance-operated flight
Star Alliance international business classPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport for an international flight

United Polaris House Rules

  • United Polaris is available on transpacific or transatlantic flights and on flights from the U.S. to Buenos Aires, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Santiago.
  • Passengers flying on discounted industry fares or staff travel tickets are not permitted in the lounge.
  • For Star Alliance admittance, long-haul international routes are classed as the U.S. to Asia, Australia, Europe, and select South American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru).

Read the full list of house rules on United’s website.

USO Lounge

IAD USO Lounge
Image Credit: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Location: Main Terminal Arrivals Level, Across from baggage claims #11 and #12
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

  • Beverages
  • Board and table games
  • CAC readers
  • Charging stations
  • Children’s play area
  • Coffee and tea
  • Computers and laptops
  • DVD and Blu-ray player
  • Daily meals
  • Desks and work areas
  • Flight time boards
  • Hotel reservations
  • Information desk
  • Library
  • Lost and found
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Sleeping and quiet area
  • Snacks
  • TV and cable
  • Toiletries
  • Transportation information
  • Travel maps
  • Wi-Fi
  • Xbox One

USO Lounge Access

Travelers can enter the USO Lounge if they are active duty, guard, reserve military, retired military, or a dependent.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse IAD LoungeBuddy
The view from Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at IAD. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal A, across from gate A32
Opening Hours: Daily from 4 hours from the departure time of Virgin Atlantic flights

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Facilities

  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Complimentary drink service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower facilities
  • Luggage facilities

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Virgin Atlantic Upper ClassMust have a same-day boarding passGuest must be flying on the same day and from the same terminal on an international flight operated by Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, Air France, or KLM
Flying Club Gold elite membersPermitted to bring 1 guest to the loungeSame as above
Delta SkyMiles Gold/Platinum/Diamond Medallion members
Flying Blue Gold/Platinum members
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold/PPS and Virgin Australia Gold/Platinum/The Club MembersMust have a same-day boarding passSingapore Airlines passengers are not permitted to bring a guest to the lounge
Eligible American Express cardsLimited access hours may applyAccess is permitted with certain Amex cards, including:

Eligible Capital One cardsPassengers may access the clubhouse with a same-day boarding card
Delta OneMust have a same-day boarding passTravelers flying on a Virgin Atlantic or Delta Air Lines-operated flight leaving the U.K. have access to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse House Rules

  • Eligible passengers listed above (except Singapore Airlines members) are permitted to bring a guest to the lounge.
  • Guests must be traveling on the same Virgin Atlantic or Delta flight on the same day.

Best Credit Cards To Access Priority Pass Lounges

Several credit cards feature a complimentary Priority Pass membership as a benefit, saving you $99 to $469 on the cost of an annual membership.

The Amex Platinum card and the Amex Business Platinum card are some of the very best credit cards for airport lounge access. Cardholders have access to over 1,400 lounges, including Priority Pass lounges upon enrollment, Centurion LoungesPlaza Premium LoungesDelta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta), Escape Lounges – The Centurion Studio Partner, select Lufthansa Lounges (when flying Lufthansa same-day), and select Virgin Clubhouses.

Here are some other great cards that also offer a complimentary Priority Pass lounge membership:

Hot Tip: Eligible Priority Pass members also have access to a dining credit at Chef Geoff’s in Concourse C near gate C14. Learn more in our article: Priority Pass Lounge Guide With Full List of 90+ U.S. Lounges & Restaurants [Map Included].

Final Thoughts

Many of the lounges at Dulles are some of the best you’ll find in the U.S. We consider the Turkish Airlines Lounge at IAD to be one of the best Priority Pass lounges in the country. Even if you don’t hold elite status with an airline, there are a handful of Priority Pass lounges scattered throughout Dulles International Airport for you to use. Regardless of what airline you’re flying, you’re sure to find a comfortable lounge with ample seating, food, and drinks for all of your travel needs.

Want to get into airport lounges at Dulles and worldwide? Make sure to check out our guide for the best credit cards for airport lounge access.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there Priority Pass lounges at Washington Dulles International Airport?

There are 4 Priority Pass lounges at Dulles International Airport, including the Air France-KLM Lounge in Concourse A and the British Airways Galleries Lounge, Lufthansa Business Lounge, and Turkish Airlines Lounge in Concourse B. There is also a Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Concourse C.

Does Dulles have a Polaris Lounge?

The United Polaris Lounge is located in Concourse C near gate C17. It’s open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for eligible passengers.

Does Dulles Airport have a Capital One Lounge?

Dulles International Airport will soon have a Capital One Lounge located in the Main Terminal, directly after TSA PreCheck. Capital One has not provided a date for opening.

Which lounges at Dulles have shower facilities?

The Air France/KLM Lounge, British Airways Galleries Lounge, Turkish Airlines Lounge, United Polaris Lounge, and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse all have shower facilities. The Capital One Lounge will also have shower facilities when it opens.

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

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