Dallas-Fort Worth International
One of the busiest airports in the US, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is located between the two cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and together with Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the primary gateway to Texas.
A huge facility, the five terminals of Dallas-Fort Worth cover 18,076 acres (7,315ha) and process nearly 57 million passengers each year on flights to 144 cities within the US and nearly 50 international destinations. The airport's large size makes it confusing to navigate for first-time travellers, but high-speed trains are quick and convenient for transferring between terminals. The airport is slick and modern, and with hundreds of shops and restaurants to choose from as well as artistic touches like commissioned exhibitions and a pretty sculpture garden. There's never a need to be bored there!
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) from downtown Dallas and 24 miles (39km) from Fort Worth.
Getting to the city
There are numerous options for transport between the airport and destinations in the surrounding metropolitan area. Charter buses, limousines and Dallas Area Rapid Transit public buses are available; passengers should enquire at the Visitor Information Centres located in the baggage claim areas for schedules and information. A free shuttle service links all the terminals to the CenterPort/DFW Trinity Railway Express Station about 20 minutes away, from where there are regular departures to Dallas Union Station and Fort Worth. Taxis are available from each terminal, shared-ride vans are also available. Located near the south entrance, DFW's Rental Car Centre hosts rental car companies.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
Tel: +1 972 973 8888.
Located near the south entrance, DFW's Rental Car Centre hosts rental car companies - Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E Z Rent, Hertz, National and Thrifty. A Rental Car shuttle bus ferries passengers to the Rental Car Centre.
Taxis into the city are available from the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D. An assistant is available to help passengers at the taxi stands from 8am till midnight, call 972 574 5878 to request a taxi after hours. There is a $40 flat-rate to the Dallas CBD and $43 to the Fort Worth CBD.
Transfer between terminals
The airport's Terminal Link van service provides free transportation between terminals on blue and green passenger shuttle vans. It may be used for passengers needing to transfer to another terminal after they have exited security or to get back to a vehicle parked in another terminal. Within the terminals inside security the Skylink airport train provides fast connections between the five terminals.
The airport is well supplied with ATMs and currency exchange and all terminals feature shops, restaurants and business services, including fax and Internet facilities. Additional facilities include barber shops and shoe-shine services.
Please note that the airport's Remote and Express Parking fill early during the holidays. The airport encourages travellers to park at the Terminal Parking, which provides convenient, close-in parking that is a short walk to the departure gate. Parking fees at Dallas Fort-Worth start at $2 for the first two hours and go up to $19 per day.
Flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport are available on Delta, Air Canada, AirTran, KLM, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, bmi, Continental, Frontier, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, American Airlines, Sun Country, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Swiss Airlines.
There's wifi available throughout the airport.
The Guest Services Centres located at gate B14 and baggage claims B30 and D13 offer fax services, and there are several Samsung mobile travel centres throughout the airport with facilities like semi-private workstations, charging outlets, wifi and internet access. There are conference facilities available in the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.