As the urban core of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dallas provides a variety of travel options to get you into, around, and out of town.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
DART is DFW's largest transit network, with 64 stations system-wide and 46 within the city itself. This includes direct links to DFW International Airport, Dallas Love Field and Union Station, as well as 19,000 miles of bus routes, including the free D-Link bus that connects Downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum.
In addition to light rail and bus, there are two streetcar lines, the M-Line Trolley and Dallas Streetcar, connecting Downtown Dallas and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Plans are underway for a second downtown subway line, platform extensions, and streetcar expansions, set to open by 2024.
Trinity Railway Express (TRE)
A commuter rail system offering service from Downtown Dallas to Downtown Fort Worth. The TRE also links both cities with CentrePort/DFW Airport Station Monday through Saturday.
Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)
DCTA is a 21-mile regional rail system offering service from Dallas to Denton, Monday through Saturday.
Alone or with public transport, biking is a great way to get around town. The City of Dallas has 188.6 miles of lanes for biking, with more on the way, There are shared road lanes, regular and buffered bike lanes, as well as multi-use trails. These multi-use trails and on-street bike routes provide access to DART stations, the Trinity River, and entertainment areas such as Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum, Victory Park, White iRock Lake, Downtown Dallas, and more.
Don't have a bike? Don't despair - there are plenty of bike-sharing options, such as LimeBike, Spin, and VBikes.
For more information on biking around Dallas, including maps, commuting FAQs, safety tips and more:
Additional Public Transport Options
- Nationwide rail service - Amtrak
- Regional and intercity bus services - Greyhound, Megabus, Vonlane
- Uber, Lyft, and a variety of taxicab services are available
Dallas is a major interstate hub, with five interstate highways (I-20, I-30, I-35, I-635, and I-45) within the city limits, two major loop roads and 19 federal and state highways.
As the most centally located major U.S. city, Dallas is home to three airports - two commercial and one corporate.
DFW International Airport
DFW International Airport provides nonstop access to 166 U.S. and 53 international cities and is a hub for American Airlines.
Dallas Love Field Airport
Just six miles from Downtown Dallas, Dallas Love Field Airport offers more than 200 daily nonstop flights and is home to the corporate headquarters of Southwest Airlines. In October 2014, a new 20-gate terminal opened as flight restrictions were lifted to allow more nonstop destinations.
Dallas Executive Airport
Located ten miles south of Downtown Dallas, Dallas Executive Airport provides first-class service to the corporate and business segments of general aviation.