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Airports in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Overview

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!

Location

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.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 972 973 8888.

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Dallas-Fort Worth International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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