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How to get from Fort Worth Airport to Dallas City Center

As one of the fast-growing cities in America, Dallas attracts many yearly visitors. From its great scenery, lively music and arts scene, buzzing nightlife and some of the best barbecue foods you will ever find, it is no wonder Dallas brings in over 73.3 million travellers a year.

Dallas is home to two airports, Dallas Love Field (domestic) and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. When travelling to this vibrant city, you will most likely be landing at Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), where you have 3 transportation options to get to downtown Dallas; you can take a taxi, the DART Light Rail tram or the DART No. 408 bus.
Taking a Dallas airport taxi or private transfer from DFW airport to downtown Dallas is the best way to travel as cabs are available 24/7 and provide door-to-door services. Your two public transportation options are convenient ways to travel as they are both direct and cost-savvy.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €40 25min 24/7
Train €5.30 50min 04:14–01:27
Bus €4.40 70min 04:00–01:00

How to get from Fort Worth airport to downtown by taxi

Taking a taxi or private transfer from Dallas airport to downtown is the best way to travel when arriving in a new city. Dallas cabs not only offer 24/7 door-to-door services taking only 25 minutes to reach your hotel but they are also a convenient and comfortable way to get around especially if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage.

Taxi fare from Fort Worth airport to downtown

In general, cabs in Dallas calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. Fortunately, Dallas airport taxis offer flat-rate fares from Fort Worth airport to Dallas costing $45 (€40), excluding tips and toll fees.

Cost

$45 (€40)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Dallas International Airport

Where do I get it from?

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

Convenience

Taking a cab from DFW airport to downtown Dallas is undoubtedly the best way to travel. Taxis provide fast and comfortable transfer services from the airport to your accommodation within the city centre, even more so if you are travelling with children or with heavy luggage.

Nevertheless, if you want the convenience of having a Dallas cab driver waiting for you outside the Arrivals exit holding a sign with your name on it, then it is recommended to pre-book your airport transfer.

Editor’s Note

It is important to know that airport pick up and drop off tolls, and all other applicable fees are not included in the taxi's flat-rate fare.

Useful Tips

It is standard to tip your taxi driver in Dallas; a tip of around 15% is the norm.
Please note that there is no price difference on the flat-rate fare from Fort Worth airport to Dallas for day, night or weekend prices.
All Dallas cab drivers accept cash or credit card payments, however they only take major cards such as Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

How to get from Fort Worth airport to downtown by train

An alternative travel option from Dallas airport to downtown is to take the DART Rail Orange Line. The train operates 7 days a week and provides easy and direct DFW airport transportation, taking you to downtown Dallas in 50 minutes.

How much is a ticket on the DART Rail from Fort Worth airport to Dallas?

A one-way ticket on the DART Rail Orange Line costs $3 (€2.65), and a DART Local Day Pass costs $6 (€5.30) and provides unlimited rides on all DART buses, DART Railways and TRE trains between Union Station and CentrePort / DFW Airport until 03:00 the next morning.

You can purchase your DART tickets at vending machines (TVMs) that are located on the platforms at all rail stations. The machines accept cash and credit cards.

Cost

$3 (€2.65)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 30 minutes for the train and 15 minutes during peak times.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The DART Line operates from 04:14 to 01:27 on weekdays and from 04:05 to 01:29 on weekends.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the airport’s railway at DFW Airport’s Terminal A, on the lower level curb, entry A-10.

Convenience

Taking the DART train is a great travel alternative to a Dallas airport cab. The train is cost-savvy and direct, and is also a great way to avoid heavy Dallas traffic, getting you downtown in just 50 minutes.
Nonetheless, you will have to find your own way after getting to the station, which can be strenuous, especially if you are travelling late at night, with children and/or heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

If you are travelling to or from another Terminal, you can use the airport's Terminal Link or Skylink, both of which are free of charge.

Useful Tips

It is good to know that luggage is free on all DART trains with large luggage storage areas.
Day pass tickets are available for all DART lines, which can be very useful if you wish to jump onto another DART vehicle.
Please note that DART operators are unable to provide any assistance.

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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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Prices

DAYTIME
€70.0
NIGHTTIME
€84.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Fort Worth airport to downtown by bus

Ultimately, the cheapest travel option is to take bus No. 408 from Dallas airport to downtown. Buses are operated by DART and take 1 hour 10 minutes to reach the main station in the city centre.

How much is a DART bus ticket from Fort Worth airport to Dallas?

A one-way bus fare costs $2.50 (€2.20) and a day pass on the DART bus costs $5 (€4.40). You can purchase your tickets directly on board the bus or at one of the ticket vending machines at the station.

Cost

$2.50 (€2.20)

Trip Duration

1 H 10 Min.

The DART bus runs every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour during normal times.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The DART bus runs daily from 04:00 to 01:00.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the DART bus station at the airport’s “Remote South Parking Lot”. The bus heads to Downtown Irving/ Heritage Crossing Station & Southwestern Medical District / Parkland Station.

Convenience

Although being direct and the cheapest option, taking the bus for your DFW airport transportation can be tedious. Buses can be quite slow, especially if you are caught in heavy Dallas traffic jams.
Moreover, you will have to find an alternative travel method to get to your Dallas hotel after alighting at the downtown bus station.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that passenger’s luggage is free of charge and that all DART vehicles provide large luggage storage.

Useful Tips

It is recommended to get to your DART bus at least 15 minutes before departure, as the bus fills up quickly.
Please note that free DFW airport shuttles run every 15 minutes to-and-from the bus stop.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Dallas airport to downtown?

Fort Worth airport is located a short 31 km away from downtown Dallas; it takes 25 minutes to reach by taxi or by car.

How to get from Dallas airport to downtown?

There are three DFW airport transportation options to get to the city centre; you can take a taxi or a private shuttle, a train or a bus.

How much is a cab from Dallas airport to downtown?

Dallas airport taxis offer flat-rate fares from DFW airport to downtown Dallas; a one-way ride costs $45 (€40); this excludes tips and toll fees.

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