Dulles International Airport, (IATA: IAD). Located partially in Sterling, Dulles International Airport is a hub of United, and offers service to many national and international destinations. Access, via major thruway, is best along Rt. 28 (Sully Road) and Rt. 267 (toll road), or the Dulles Access Rd. Currently, no there is no rail service to this area, though a new MetroRail line is projected to open in 2015 within the general vicinity. 
Other nearby airports include National (IATA: DCA), Baltimore/Washington International (IATA: BWI), and Richmond (IATA: RIC).
Private planes can land at Leesburg Municipal Airport (JYO), 15 miles north-west of Sterling. Full service is available; runway length is 5,500 feet. Approach to JYO requires special procedures due to the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). Contact Potomac Approach Control on 126.1 MHz.
Bus service is provided by the Virginia Regional Transit Authority. It is called "7 to 7 on 7", meaning that busses run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Rt. 7. See  for details.
Taxi and limo service are also available.
Major rental car companies can be found on the grounds of Dulles International Airport, with shuttles direct from the main terminal. There are also two Enterprise locations in Sterling, one on Virginia State Route 7 near the Fairfax County line  , and one on Woodland Road near Claude Moore Park  .
National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy. Chantilly, VA 20151 +1 202 357-2200.  Located near Dulles International Airport, this companion facility of the National Air and Space Museum houses air and spacecraft including an SR-71 "Blackbird" spy plane, a Concorde supersonic jet, and the space shuttle "Enterprise". Admission is free. Parking is available for $15/vehicle.
Best Western Dulles Airport 45440 Holiday Drive, 703-471-8300, 
Candlewood Suites Sterling, 45520 E Severn Way (Intersection of Atlantic Blvd & Severn Way), ☎ (703) 674-2288, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM. An all-suites hotel, with full kitchens including stoves and refrigerators, located just north of Dulles International Airport (IAD). Complimentary Services include guest laundry, 24-hour gym access, weekday local-area shuttle service, and High Speed Internet Access. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and businesses.$129+. edit
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 23000 Indian Creek Drive, ☎ (703) 435-5300. edit
Marriott Courtyard Dulles Town Center, 45500 Majestic Drive, ☎ 571-434-6400, . Newly renovated, offers complimentary airport/local shuttle, wired/wireless high-speed Internet, HDTVs, in room safes.edit
Residence Inn by Marriott Dulles Airport at Dulles 28 Centre, 45250 Monterey Place, ☎ 703-421-2000, . Located in the new Dulles 28 Centre complex with over 30 specialty shops and restaurants.edit
TownePlace Suites Dulles Airport 22744 Holiday Park Drive, 703-707-2017,  A convenient and affordable temporary housing hotel near Dulles Airport.
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, ☎ 703-471-9500, . Located on the Dulles International Airport property and offers complimentary airport shuttle service.edit
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, ☎ 703-478-2900, . Located just 3 miles from IAD Dulles Airport in historic Herndon, VA. Guests enjoy convenient onsite fitness center and pools, 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC.edit
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