Getting Around in Dallas

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Dallas, Texas is one of the few cities in the world where travel by air, road and rail are equally convenient. With multiple airports and rail networks, Dallas is also accessible by road. 

Travel to Dallas By Air

Dallas Airport
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Air travel in Dallas is smart, efficient and easy. Seamless connectivity is the USP of Dallas air travel. Dallas has multiple airports.

Dallas Love Field 

This is one of the most well known general purpose airports across the world. It is located 7 miles northwest of central business district downtown. It is managed by the Dallas Aviation department. The airport is close to the Dallas Market Center and it is also near the Downtown Convention Centre . This airport leverages affordable user fees and does not rely on tax payer inputsIt has aeronautical lighting, airport marking and air navigation radio aids.  The airport also has crosswind runway, warning system, surveillance radar and more advanced technological features.

This airport is served by the following airlines: 
  • Southwest Airlines, 
  • Virgin America Airlines, 
  • United Airlines, 
  • Seaport Airlines 
  • Delta Airlines.

Contact Details:
Address - 8008 Herb Kelleher Way, Dallas, TX 75235, United States

Code - DAL

Elevation - 148 m
Telephone Number -   1 214-670-6080

Dallas Fortworth International Airport

DFW International Airport has 5 terminals namely Terminal A, B,C, D and E. The following airlines serve these terminals:
  • Terminal A and C: American Airlines 
  • Terminal B: American Eagle Airlines
  • Terminal D: AeroMexico, QANTAS, Sun Country, Korean Air, Viva Aerobes, Volaris, KLM, Korean Air, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Sun Country, American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways  and British Airways.  
  • Terminal E: Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines, US Airways, Westjet.  
This airport serves the Metroplex area of DFW. This is the 8th busiest airport in all of United States. DFW is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Texas and Dallas Fortworth International Airport exclusively serves this section. Two hotels, Grand Hyatt and Regency are attached to the airport 
  • Code: DFW
  • IATA code: DFW
  • ICAO code: KDFW
  • FAA code: DFW
Elevation: 185 m

 
Contact Details:
Address - International Pkwy, DFW Airport, TX 75261, United States

Telephone Number: 1 972-973-3112

Other Airports

TX73 - Big Brown Creek Airstrip Airport
Address - 7515 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209
Telephone Number  - (214) 350-0992

Addison Airport 
Address- 16051 Addison Rd Ste 220, Addison, TX 75001
Telephone Number  -(972) 392-4850

Cook Canyon Ranch Airport
Address - 5956 Sherry Ln # 1500, Dallas, TX 75225
Telephone Number  - (214) 884-3207)

Dallas Heliport

This is a public use heliport located towards the south of Dallas Convention Center. This has a dual deck facility and can accommodate multiple helicopters and aircrafts landing and taking off at the same time. This Heliport is operated by the Department of aviation and it can accommodate rotor as well as tilt rotor aircrafts .  

Contact Details: 
Address: 801 S. Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202-5505
Telephone Number  - (214) 670-7612

Travel to Dallas By Road

Roadways in Dallas are fairly well developed and you can get to Dallas from almost anywhere such as Tulsa, Forth Worth, El Paso, Odessa and New Orleans.

Dallas has 7 highways:
  • US Route 175
  • Central Expressway
  • Good-Latimer Expressway
  • High 5 Interchange 
  • Interstate 653
  • President George Bush Turnpike 
  • Texas State Highways: 183,289, 352, 356, 78
  • Texas State Highway Spur: 303,366,408
  • Trinity Parkway
Dallas also has one of the world’s most dense freeways namely:
  • I-20 LBJ Freeway
  • I-30 R.L. Thornton Freeway East
  • I-35E North Stemmons Freeway
  • I-35E South Thornton Freeway South
  • I-45 Schepps Freeway
  • I-345 Downtown
  • I-635 LBJ Freeway
  • US 67 Marvin Love Freeway
  • US 75 Central Expressway
  • US 80
  • US 175 CF Hawn, SM Wright Freeways
  • SH 114 Carpenter Freeway
  • SH 183 Airport, Carpenter Freeways
  • Bush Turnpike SH 190 and SH 161
  • Dallas North Tollway
  • SH 121 including Sam Rayburn Turnpike
  • Loop 12 Walton Walker Blvd
  • Spur 366 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
  • Spur 408 Patriot Freeway
  • Collin County Outer Loop

Travel to Dallas By Rail

DART Dallas Mass Transit Rail

DART offers connections between Dallas and 12 other cities through the DART Rail, Trinity Rail Express, and bus service. DART serves over 200,000 passengers.  DART offers over 712 square mile service.

Check out the DART System Maps 

Contact Details:
Address: 2424 Webb Chapel Ext, Dallas, TX 75220, United States
Phone: 1 214-749-3751
Website- www.dart.org/

TRE Commuter Rail 

This rail service offers connectivity between Dallas and other cities. Check out the list of stations below:
  • Union Station 
  • Victory Station
  • Medical/Market Center Station
  • West Irving Station
  • Bell Station
  • Richland Hills Station
  • Texas & Pacific Station
For more information, visit the following link
Get information on fare and rides here

Amtrak

Amtrak is a railway operator with over 20,000 route miles in 46 American states, the district  of Columbia and 3 Canadian provinces. Greater than 300 trains are operated each day to more than 500 locations by Amtrak. It also provides state supported services in close to fifteen states. Additionally, it provides 4 commuter rail networks.

Find out about the trains plying in the NE corridor here

Amtrak operates 15 long distance routes over a network spanning 18,500 miles in 39 states.  To find out more about the long distance trains, visit this link.

Amtrak also operates state and corridor trains along a 6,000 mile network in 23 states. To know more about the routes and fares, visit the link

Contact Details
Address - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC
United States
Telephone Number- 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)/TDD/TTY (1 -800-523-6590). 
Website - www.amtrak.com

Travel to Dallas By Sea

Dallas is home to many sea ports and it is linked very well with the other US states. 

Brownsville
Address -1000 Foust Rd.
Brownsville, TX 78521
United States
Telephone Number - 956-831-4592

Freeport
Address - 200 W. Second St., 3rd Floor
Freeport, TX 77541
United States
Telephone Number - 979 233 2667

Local Transportation in Dallas 

Bus/Trolley

M-Line Trolley Service

This historic trolley service links McKinney Avenue to Dallas Art District. M-Line offers air conditioned vintage heritage trolleys. This trolley service is free of charge.
Contact Details:
Address - 3153 Oak Grove Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2427 USA
Telephone Number - (214) 855 0006 

DART Public Bus Service

DART Public Bus Service covers 120 routes and provide transportation to various locations in the cities such as hotels, pubs, restaurants, shopping spots and business centers. 
Contact Details:
Address - 1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number- 214-729-3278

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are also offered at Dallas.  Greyhound has the biggest motor coaches fleet in the US while City Shuttle provides reliable services.

Contact Details 
CITY SHUTTLE LLC
Address - 3131 Halifaxt St 
Dallas, TX 
Dallas, TX 75247 
Telephone Number  - (214) 777-7777 

GREYHOUND LINES INC.
Address- 350 N. St. Paul St. 
Dallas, TX 75201 
Telephone Number  - 214-849-7113 

MEGABUS.COM
Address - 710 Davis St. 
Grand Prairie, TX 75050 
Telephone Number - 1-877-462-6342 

MCKINNEY AVENUE TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Address- 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen 
Dallas, TX 75204 
Telephone Number - (214) 855-0006

AMTOUR-LONE STAR COACHES
Address- 2425 Houston St. 
Grand Prairie, TX 75050 
Telephone Number - (972) 623-1100 

Car Rentals and Cab Services 

Major car rental companies include Avis and Hertz. SUVs and minibuses are on offer from Tour and Travel and other such companies. You can check out 1-800 Book a Limo or 360 Limo for luxury cars. 


GO YELLOW CHECKER SHUTTLE
Address - 2515 Irving Blvd 
Dallas, TX 75207 
Telephone Number  - 214-841-1900  


GO BUSINESSEXEC SEDAN & LIMOUSINE SERVICE
Address - 2515 Irving Blvd 
Dallas, TX 75207 
Telephone Number - 214-352-9700 

YELLOW CAB
Address - 2515 Irving Boulevard 
Dallas, TX 75207 
Telephone Number  - 214-426-6262 


SUPERSHUTTLE/EXECUCAR
Address - 1840 W. Airfield Dr. 
P.O. Box 612446 
Dallas, TX 75261 
Telephone Number  - (972) 615-2410 

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
Address - 8200 John Carpenter Freeway 
Dallas, TX 75247 
Telephone Number  - 800-Rent-A-Car 

SMITH LIMOUSINE
Address - 2233 Vantage St. 
Dallas, TX 75207 
Telephone Number - (214) 951-0600 

ZIPCAR
Address - 311 N. Market Street 
2nd Floor 
Dallas, TX 75202 
Telephone Number  - (832) 523-5445 

AVIS BUDGET GROUP
Address - P.O. Box 610530 
Irving, TX 75261 
Telephone Number  - (800) 527-0700 


SIXT RENT A CAR
Address - 2424 E. 38th Street 
Dallas, TX 75261 
Telephone Number  - (469) 518-5970 

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