This post provides several options for luggage storage around Dulles International Airport when you visit Washington, DC including an option that will pick up and deliver your luggage to you.
- On-Site Lockers or Storage?
- The Airbnb Solution
- Mobile Storage
- Things To Do in Washington DC
- Luggage Options throughout DC
WHERE TO STORE LUGGAGE AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Unfortunately, TSA no longer allows lockers at airports in the United States, so you won’t find self-service luggage storage at any area airport such as Dulles, DCA, or BWI.
You can always call your airline and see how early you can check a bag, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight.
Your best option for luggage storage will be the AirBnb Method below.
Luggage Storage in DC (AirBnb Method)
Don't worry, we aren't asking you to rent a room just to store your bag but the idea is the same.
A few companies have created apps that let you, the traveler, find a local place that will store your luggage around Dulles Airport.
If you're coming into Washington DC, look into options on how to get to and from Dulles from DC.
They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops or convenience stores, that are open early and close late and have the capacity and the security to hold and secure your luggage.
Vertoe is America’s largest on-demand short term storage provider with a presence in over 20 major cities with 300+ locations in the US, as well as 45+ major international cities with 500 + locations.
They have over 25 locations in Washington DC covering the entire city and they are adding locations very rapidly. Many of their locations are open 24/7.
Vertoe’s rates are among the cheapest in Washington DC. Bags cost $5.95/day (online price). See their pricing page for more information.
They offer a very generous $5000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper-proof security seals at their locations.
You can book in advance and cancel anytime for a full refund anytime. Click here to find Vertoe locations.
Vertoe gets great reviews on Google and Yelp, having won the “People love us on Yelp Award” for 2017. We also like how Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags.
They offer 24/7 customer support.
StoreMe is Washington DC's first and leading on-demand mobile app luggage storage service with 20+ strategic Host locations across the city and growing. You can find StoreMe's Host network of 110+ locations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC along the Amtrak line.
It's a great service for travelers on the go looking for short-term storage so they can enjoy the more important things on their trip like sightseeing.
For more on how StoreMe works, check out the video below or website here.
With StoreMe's mobile app, featured in Apple's App Store or Google Play, you can discover convenient, vetted and rated locations by taking a picture of what you plan to store and reserving space by the hour or day with a few easy clicks.
Prices are affordable with the first 30 minutes free on every reservation and small (backpack or bag) and large (carry-on or checked luggage) storage items starting at $2.00 and $3.00 for the first hour with each additional at $1.00 and $2.00, respectively.
All reservations are insured up to $3,000 with 24/7 support at 917-746-9240, if you have any questions.
Next time you are in Washington DC, StoreMe your stuff away with us!
THINGS TO DO AROUND DULLES AIRPORT
If you are looking to store your luggage because of an early checkout or a late arrival, then you just might have some time on your hand. Let us help you come up with some ideas for things to do in DC.
Since Dulles is not as convenient to Washington DC as DCA, you'll need a pretty long layover to make it worth your while to come into DC. If you're coming into Washington DC, look into options on how to get to and from Dulles from DC.
If you're short on time but don't want to spend too long at the airport, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum has an annex outside the airport, called Udvar-Hazy. It is one of our favorite museums. Read more about what to do and how to get there.
If you have at least half a day, why not join one of our daily, pay-what-you-wish walking tours? We offer many guided tours a day.
We also offer a dozen GPS-enabled, guided audio tours that you can use anytime you wish with a smartphone.
We also have several useful articles with tips on visiting DC
- How to Use the Metro
- Sample DC Itineraries
- Guide to the National Mall
- The Ultimate Guide for Things to Do in DC
If you are just arriving in DC for the first time, then you might consider a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket. Most companies offer 24-hour tickets.
Most are included for free or at a discount on tourist discount passes. If you are considering even two paid attractions or tours in DC, then a tourist discount pass might make sense for you.