Dallas-Fort Worth Transport


Dallas has a few public transport options for visitors: the Dallas Area Rapid Transit or DART has a large light rail network with four different lines, allowing people to get around the main downtown area, where many hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions are located. DART also operates an extensive system of buses that covers a wider area, however multiple transfers are usually necessary and it is a slow way to travel. Both systems run daily from around 5am to midnight, and the website offers useful trip-planning tools. Dallas and Fort Worth are connected by Greyhound buses as well as by an express commuter train service; and Fort Worth is serviced by a fairly extensive bus system, as well as the Longhorn Trolley that travels between the major districts of interest to tourists. Taxis are available for hire in both.

At the end of the day, the easiest and most convenient way to get around Dallas and Fort Worth is by car. As with most cities in the central and western parts of the US, urban sprawl has created wide, flat cities with areas of interest spread across many miles. Traffic tends to be heavily congested during rush hour, which lasts from 7:30am to 9am and from 4:30pm to 6pm, but a little forward planning can avoid the worst of it.

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