Transportation for Events in Dallas | The Vendry

Event Planning Guide

Public Transportation
Although both visitors and residents alike tend to prefer getting around Dallas by car, the city does offer other convenient transportation options including a light rail system, buses, taxis, rideshare services, and trolleys. Plus, it boasts two major airports and is a 3.5-hour flight from nearly anywhere in the U.S.
Airport Information
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Located about 20 miles from downtown Dallas, this airport offers nonstop service to 165 domestic and 58 international destinations, and is the hub for American Airlines. In addition to 60-plus dining options, the airport boasts a center that features 10 private suites with hot showers. You can reach downtown via the light rail or by taxi or shuttle. Rental cars are also available.
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
Love Field is much closer to downtown (about 7 miles away) than DFW, but it offers less flight options. It is home to Southwest Airlines and offers nonstop service to over 50 destinations. From here, you can reach downtown Dallas via the Green and Orange light rail lines along with a transfer to bus route 524. Plus, shuttles, taxis, and ride-share services are available.
Public Transportation
Walking: While the downtown area and some tourist-friendly neighborhoods are exploreable on foot, visitors should plan to rent a car or use public transit to get around Dallas.
Bus: The DART bus system includes local and express routes with stops throughout central Dallas and the Metroplex. The free, tourist-friendly D-Link hop-on, hop-off bus route includes stops throughout downtown; it runs from the Convention Center station to the Pearl/Arts District station.
Rail: Dallas is home to the country’s longest light rail system with over 90 miles of rail lines. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) encompasses both the bus system and the connecting light rail network that has four different lines (Red, Orange, Green, and Blue), which link downtown to the surrounding suburbs. The Trinity Railway Express train connects downtown and Fort Worth, as well as DFW airport.