About Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Serving the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the largest airport in Texas and is one of the busiest in the world. Our guide to the airport includes useful contact details and information on airport facilities, as well as transportation and accommodation options.
The airport is currently undergoing the final stages of a huge renovation and improvement project scheduled for completion in 2018. While the work is completed a number of gates will close temporarily, check the official airport website for the latest updates on this. Coinciding with the renovation project, a new terminal, Terminal F, is in the planning stages.
Multilingual information boards can be found throughout Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. In addition, interactive visitor information centres are located near the baggage reclaim areas, providing information about the airport and public transportation.
DFW Airport Ambassadors, who are stationed throughout all terminals, provide assistance, including directing passengers to connecting flights, baggage reclaim and other airport facilities.
There are airport connections from the south on highways 183 and 360, or from the north on highways 114 and 121. All exits are on the left.
From central Dallas, head north on Interstate 35E, continue (northwest) on Route 183, turn off onto Ramp DFW Airport, and then continue (north) on International Parkway North toll road. The driving time from central Dallas is approximately 30 minutes.
From central Fort Worth, take Route 121 (Airport Freeway) all the way to the International Parkway junction. International Parkway leads directly to the airport. The journey from central Fort Worth should take approximately 30 minutes.
Transfer between terminals:
The airport train, Skylink, connects the terminals at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, transporting passengers between the terminals in around five minutes.
Transportation between terminals from the public area is also available via Terminal Link, a free shuttle bus service.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is located 24km (15 miles) northwest of Dallas and 29km (18 miles) northeast of Fort Worth.
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Public transport road:
Shuttle:Go Yellow Checker shuttle buses (tel: +1 214 841 1900 or +1 817 267 5150; www.yellowcheckershuttle.com) serve various destinations, including major hotels in Dallas and Fort Worth, from the upper level of each terminal. A number of other shuttle services are also available.
Taxi:Taxis are readily available outside Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, on the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D. A flat rate fare of US$45 is in place to destinations in Dallas' Central Business District, and the ride to downtown Fort Worth costs $48.
Public transport rail:
Rail:Trinity Railway Express (tel: +1 817 215 8600; www.trinityrailwayexpress.org) offers direct connections to a number of stations in both Dallas and Fort Worth, Monday to Saturday. The journey time to downtown Dallas is around 25 minutes and the one-way fare is US$2.50. Shuttles connect the station and the terminals and are free for passengers holding a valid air ticket.
DART (tel: +1 214 979 1111; www.dart.org) rail services operate from the dedicated DFW Airport Station (on the Orange Line), located between terminals A and B. The fare costs $2.50 and is valid for two hours, while a day-pass is priced at $5.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has multiple ATMs and bureaux de change within the terminal buildings.
There are more than 100 food and drink outlets at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, ranging from snack bars and fast food counters to à la carte dining establishments, including a high-end restaurant in the Grand Hyatt hotel (tel: +1 972 973 1234; www.granddfw.hyatt.com).
In all, there are more than 100 shops offering everything from cosmetics and drinks to Texan souvenirs (think cowboy hats and boots). Duty-free shopping is available to international passengers in Terminals A and B.
Luggage trolleys are available throughout all terminals. Luggage lockers are not available. For lost and found services, contact the Travelers Aid desk (tel: +1 972 973 4420).
Other facilities at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport include barber shops, children's play areas, massage and manicure salons, a spa, and shoeshine services. Chapels can be found in all terminals.
Within the terminals, there are TDD telephones, amplified receivers and lowered telephones.
Wheelchairs are available from individual airlines in each terminal: passengers should request any special assistance from their airline prior to travel.
There is disabled parking available in all car parks and the inter-terminal Terminal Link vans are wheelchair accessible.
Short-stay car parks are located next to each terminal. Express car parks are situated slightly further away and are served by a shuttle service. Long-term, economy parking is available at remote sites, also serviced by the free airport shuttle buses. For further information on car parking, telephone the information line (tel: +1 972 973 3112). Valet parking (tel: +1 972 574 2407) is also available.
The car hire centre is a 10-minute shuttle ride from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; shuttles depart from the lower level of each terminal and courtesy telephones are located in the baggage reclaim area. Car hire companies include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, EZ Rent, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty are all represented.