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How to get from Dallas Airport to Arlington

Arlington is a city west of Dallas and is home to the University of Texas (UTA), whose campus is known for its contemporary planetarium, its affluent sporting heritage, and one of the country’s finest theme parks, making it a great family destination. Nonetheless, Arlington is one of the largest U.S. cities without a public mass transit system. Consequently, there is only one option to get from Dallas airport to Arlington, and that by is getting a Dallas airport taxi or private transfer .

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Dallas at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €75 min 24/7
Taxi €36.30 20min 24/7

How to get from Fort Worth airport to Arlington by taxi

Although being the only transportation option from DFW to Arlington Texas, taking a taxi or private transfer is easy and convenient. Not only do taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door transport, taking only 20 minutes to reach downtown Arlington, but they are also a comfortable way to get to see the city, even more so if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage.

Taxi fare from Dallas International Airport to Arlington

Taxis in Dallas calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. Your 20-minute taxi ride should cost around $35 (€31), however, an airport exit fee of $6 (€5.30) will be added to your end fare bringing the total price to $41 (€36.30), and an extra $2 (€1.70) fee will be asked for each additional passenger.

Please note that there is an exception for taxis travelling from DFW airport to Dallas city centre or to Dallas’ domestic airport, Dallas Love Field airport; here, taxis charge a fixed rate fare.


$41 (€36.30)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Fort Worth International Airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can easily find Fort Worth airport’s official taxi rank at the lower level of Terminals A, B, C, D and E.


Unfortunately, Arlington Texas is one of the biggest cities in North America to not have a public mass transit system; thus, the only available transport to get from DFW to Arlington is to take a Dallas taxi.
Although being the only option, taxis are a great way to travel as they provide, safe and comfortable transportation, with 24/7 door-to-door services.

Nevertheless, if you want to travel at a fixed rate, with a friendly local driver, then it is recommended to pre-book your private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Make sure that your taxi driver has reset their taximeter before starting your trip from Dallas airport to Arlington.

Useful Tips

It is customary to tip your taxi driver in Dallas; travellers usually leave a 15% gratuity.
It is good to know that there is no price difference for day, night and weekend trips when taking a Dallas taxi.
All cab drivers in Dallas accept cash or credit card payments, but only accept major cards such as Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Dallas. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the closest airport to Arlington TX?

If you are flying into Arlington Texas, then the closest airport is Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

How far is Dallas Fort Worth airport to Arlington Texas?

Dallas Fort Worth airport is located 24.3 km away from Arlington; it takes around 20 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

How to get from Dallas Fort Worth airport to Arlington Texas?

Arlington Texas does not provide public transportation, thus the only way to get from Dallas airport to Arlington is to take a taxi or private transfer.

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