Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Tel: (972) 574 4420/8888 (recorded information).
The airport is 30km (18 miles) from Downtown Dallas, about 30 minutes by road. It has five passenger terminals (A, B, C, D and E) that carry around 60 million passengers per year. From here, any major US, Canadian or Mexican city is only four hours away.
Airport facilities: All the terminals are well served by a range of eating and drinking outlets, gift shops, bureaux de change, a barber's shop and ATMs. Of greatest interest are the retail shops, restaurants, and spectacular art exhibitions inside the new, ultra-modern Terminal D, the international terminal. Tourist information is available, as are major car hire firms, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Transport to the city: Visitors should remember that the Dallas-Fort Worth conurbation is locally referred to as the ‘Metroplex'. Taxis are found on the upper terminal level. Otherwise all other ground transport is found on the lower level, where there is a general transport information office (tel: (972) 574 5878). Several shuttle services operate from the airport including Yellow Checker Shuttle (tel: (214) 841 1900 or (817) 267 5150; website: www.yellowcheckershuttle.com/), City Shuttle (tel: (214) 760 1998), Discount Shuttle (tel: (817) 267 5150), SuperShuttle (tel: (972) 329 2001; website: www.supershuttle.com) and Suvana Dallas DFW Airport Shuttle Service (tel: 1 877 478 8262; website: www.suvana.com/dfw-airport-shuttle.html).Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Fort Worth's The T provide rail service to the airport via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) (tel: (214) 979 1111; website: www.trinityrailwayexpress.org), Monday to Saturday. A shuttle bus connects with the TRE station at Centreport, five minutes from the airport. DART provides express service to Remote North Parking via bus 310 (tel: (214) 979 1111; website: www.dart.org). Many hotels operate their own courtesy shuttle service.
Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Tel: (214) 670 6073.
Located 10km (6 miles) from Downtown, this was the sole city airport until DFW opened in 1974. Today, it is a regional airport served by national airlines, including Southwest, American, and Continental.
Airport facilities: These are limited to eating places and basic shops. Car hire is available from all the major providers, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and National.
Transport to the city: All ground transport is found at the main terminal lobby and baggage-claim area. DART (tel: (214) 979 1111; website: www.dart.org) bus 539 goes to downtown Dallas 0600-2230. Taxis are also available.
Approximate flight times to Dallas: From London is 9 hours 30 minutes; from New York is 4 hours 15 minutes; from Los Angeles is 3 hours 15 minutes; from Toronto is 3 hours 35 minutes and from Sydney is 17 hours.
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