Getting Around Dallas

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit provides both public bus and light rail transport for persons visiting the Dallas Convention Center. The bus system is quite complex, with numerous routes connecting the outlying neighborhoods to the downtown business core. There are several transit stations downtown including the West End Historical District and the East Transfer Center near Thanksgiving Square. The M-Line Trolley is a free pubic transportation system connecting the McKinney and Uptown neighborhoods to the DART transit station on Bryan Street.

The DART rail system operates routes from most suburbs to the center of downtown. The Red Line takes passengers from Oak Cliff to the Akard Street station just north of the convention center. This line continues northeast to Richardson and Plano. The Green Line runs from the suburb of Carrollton southward to downtown. The Blue Line travels southwest from Garland to all of the downtown stations.

DART also operates an on-call neighborhood shuttle service. This is a ride-share program available by reservation for those desiring a specific pickup and drop-off point.

For visitors staying in Fort Worth, the Trinity Railway Express is a convenient method of traveling to downtown Dallas. This system features a high-speed commuter train that runs between the Fort Worth Amtrak station to Dallas Union Station. Stops include Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, West Irving, and the Dallas Market Center.

Rental Cars
Rental cars can be picket up at both DFW Airport and Love Field. Several agencies have offices in the major downtown hotels. Limousines can be reserved for passenger pickup at both Dallas area airports.

Taxis can be picked up at the queues outside all terminals at DFW Airport and at curbside in front of the main terminal hall at Love Field. The taxis have a fixed fare from the airport to downtown and a mileage charge for all other destinations. Taxi queues also form outside the Dallas Greyhound Terminal, several blocks north of the convention center. Taxis can also be hailed at curbside in front of the Amtrak station, located just west of the convention center next to the Reunion Tower.

Business travelers arriving at the airport may wish to contract with a helicopter service for rapid transportation to the downtown area. Dallas has the nation's largest elevated helipad, conveniently located in the center of the downtown core.

Shuttle Services
Many of the downtown area hotels have free shuttle service to and from the airport. Visitors to the Dallas Convention Center are encouraged to ask about service to and from their hotel. Most hotels will offer complimentary shuttle service to the convention center during special events held at this venue.