Washington DC and Bamako airports and terminals
Airports in Washington DC DC, US
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Distance from City Center: 3 miles
Dulles Airport (IAD)
Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles
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Flights to Bamako
The Best DC Airports
Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.
Long-Term Parking Options
The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.
Public Transportation Choices
The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.
Places to Eat
Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.
Bamako-Senou International Airport
If you're looking for cheap flights to Bamako, use Orbitz.com. The website searches different flight combinations to find you deals on air travel. Bamako-Senou International Airport is located in Bamako, approximately 10 miles from the center of the city. Bamako is the capital city of Mali, and the Bamako-Senou International Airport is the main airport for the small West African country. Twenty airlines service the airport including Air France, Air Burkina, Air Mali and Brussels Airlines.
Transportation from the Airport
Public buses and trains don't run to the airport. However, you can take a taxicab from the airport to Bamako for approximately $13.07. If you'd rather have your own vehicle, you can reserve a rental car using Orbitz.com. The website offers discount packages that include both a flight and a rental car.
Climate in Bamako
Bamako has a subtropical dry and wet climate. The low temperatures range from the low 60s to the mid 70s, and the high temperatures range from the low 90s to the low 100s, year-round. The hottest months are March, April and May. The rainy season starts when the weather begins to get hot, and lasts through the end of September. If you want to avoid the rain and the extreme heat, use Orbitz.com to schedule your vacation anytime from October to February.
Highlights and Attractions
If you want to learn more about Bamako, visit the Musee National de Bamako. The Bamako city center also has a huge open-air market that you can explore. Mali Yaara Adventure Tours offers guided tours around Bamako and the Niger River. Orbitz.com does more than find cheap flights to Bamako. The website has everything you need to schedule tours and find a place to stay.
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