Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Dallas have the options of flying into the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport or the Dallas Love Field Airport. The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has five terminals, named A, B, C, D and E, and there is a Skylink monorail that connects them all. It is located betwen the two cities, Dallas and Fort Worth. It is often just called “DFW,” its airport code. It is a huge, important airport.
The Dallas Love Field Airport is much smaller and less busy, and only offers domestic services. It is much closer to the city, but ony has flights to and from a small list of places.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Information
The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) officials are thinking of expandings its services to new airlines. There are also plans to revamp most of the terminals. Amenities at DFW include restaurants, shops, spas, duty-free stores, on-site hotels, public art, newsstands, ATMs, mail services, fax machines, Wi-Fi areas, barber shops/salons, chapels, massage chairs, massage parlors, currency exchange and travelers aid.
Airlines That Fly Into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements, as well as the eighth busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic. It is therefore the busiest airport in Texas, and also the state’s second largest. It is a huge, very crowded, busy airport that has services to 138 domestic and 38 international destinations. People who show up should expect a lot of traffic and standing in lines. It is the main hub for American Airlines, and largest hub for American Eagle. Some other airlines at DFW include Continental, Delta and United.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Transit Information
Distance to city: 15 miles
Bus to city
- Fare: $1.50
- The DART bus takes passengers to downtown Dallas via route 310.
Train to city
- Fare: $2.50-3.75
- The Trinity Railway Express takes passengers downtown from the airport.
Taxi to city
- Fare: $40
- There are over a dozen cab companies that service this airport. Taxi service is available from the upper level on Terminals A, B, C and E, and from the lower level at Terminal D.
- There are some shared ride services that operate out of DFW.
Car Rental Companies at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Passengers can take a free shuttle bus to the car rental building. There will be signs that lead them to the lower level of the terminals, after baggage claim, where they can be picked up outside.
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) Information
The Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) used to be the major airport for Dallas before Dallas Fort Worth International was opened. Though small, they are seeking to modernize the airport, with new concourses and an extended baggage claim. Amenities at this airport include handicap services, public art, an air museum, ATMs, baggage carts, restaurants, passenger paging, newsstands and shops.
Airlines That Fly Into Dallas Love Field
The Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is not very busy, and serves as a simple regional airport. There are only 19 destinations, all of which are a state or two away. The airlines that service this airport include Southwest, which uses DAL as a focus city, as well as Continental and Delta.
Dallas Love Field Transit Information
Distance to city: 5 miles
Bus to city
- Fare: $1.75
- Travelers can take the DART Bus Route 39 from the airport to downtown Dallas’ West Transfer Center. This service operates 7 days a week.
Train to city
- Not available; this service is under construction and will hopefully be finished in 2010.
Taxi to city
- Fare: $18 approximately
- Taxis drive by the upper level, across the street from the baggage claim area in the Main Terminal.