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About Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was the largest airport in the world when it was opened in 1974. With tens of millions of visitors yearly, it is still one of the busiest airports.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport offers nonstop flights to over 200 domestic and international destinations across its five terminals.

Whether starting your journey here or stopping en route to your final destination, there are a few important things to know about DFW Airport. This includes DFW parking, ground transportation, terminals, and the DFW Airport map.

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DFW Airport Quick Facts
Airport Name Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas Airport Code DFW
Terminals 5 Terminals-  A, B, C, D, and E
Airport Address 2400 Aviation Dr, DFW Airport, TX 75261
Official Website www.dfwairport.com/
Contact Number (972) 973-3112
No Of Destinations 260 domestic and international destinations
No Of Flights 1800
Hub For American Airlines, Ameriflight, Southern Airways Express, and UPS Airlines
Flight Status: Departures and arrivals www.way.com/dfw/flight-status
TSA Wait Times www.way.com/dfw/tsa-wait-times

DFW Airport terminals

DFW International Airport has 5 terminals. As you can see on the DFW Airport map, each of the five terminals forms a half circle with its parking structure attached, with the parking lot in the middle facing the International Parkway's one-way highways. The map of DFW Airport also shows that terminals A and B, as well as C and D, are all facing one another and joined by a walkway. Terminal D has a square layout. Although Terminal E is located south of Terminal C, no walkway connects it to the other terminals.

Now let's look at each DFW Airport terminal:

Terminal A

American Airlines is the only airline with Terminal A, which has 26 gates. Through airside walkways, Terminal A is connected to Terminals B and C.

You'll have to take the escalator or elevator outside gate 39 to the Skylink walkway if you want to access Terminal B on foot. The walkway to Terminal C is directly behind gate 39 on the same level as departures. Moving pathways are present in each choice.

Terminal B

Terminal B has 45 gates and primarily handles American Airlines aircraft on domestic routes. If you want to stroll to your flight connection, Terminal B is linked to Terminals A and B through airside walkways.

To get to Terminal A from Terminal B, proceed through gate B4 and then take the elevator or lift right up to the Skylink walkway. From there moving walkways connect to Terminal A. Continue going through the terminal past gate B1 and the yoga class until it curves around to the right into Terminal D. This route does not have any moving walkways.

Terminal C

Terminal C has 28 gates and is the third terminal utilized only by American Airlines. Terminal C is linked to Terminal A by an airside walkway located immediately before gate C2 on the departures level.

Take the elevator or escalator right past gate C2 up to level 3 for the Skylink walkway, where moving walkways will take you over to Terminal D.

Terminal D

Terminal D is DFW's international terminal, with 28 gates serving a range of airlines. The facility also handles domestic arrivals and departures.

Airside access to Terminals B and C is available from Terminal D by going beyond gate D40 and around the corner. You’ll need to continue on the same level until you reach Terminal B. You can also get there via the escalator or elevator to the Skylink connecting bridge until you reach Terminal C.

Terminal E

Terminal E has 28 gates and serves planes from around the US and Canada. Terminal E is the only terminal not directly connected to another via walkways. Therefore, all connections to and from Terminal E must be made via the Skylink to maintain airside access or by taking the landside Terminal Link shuttle service bus and re-clearing security at your connecting terminal.

How to get between the terminals at DFW Airport

This section discusses terminal transfer alternatives within DFW Airport terminals, how to proceed if arriving at the Airport Station, and other helpful hints. For further information, check the DFW Airport map.

Skylink train

All terminals are linked by the high-speed Skylink train, which runs inside security 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and takes an average of 5 minutes to go between terminals.

Alternatively, free 'Terminal Link' blue and green accessible shuttles transfer passengers every 10 minutes outside the terminal's baggage claim, 5 am-midnight; after that, you'll need to contact 972-574-5465.

If you're arriving at the DFW Airport Station

Walk to Terminal A (a 3-minute walk) - enter the ticketing hall if departing from Terminal A; otherwise, you have the following options to connect to one of the other terminals:

  • Non-American Airlines travelers with only carry-on bags may check in for their flight at a multi-airline kiosk (located in the elevator vestibule at TA).
  • Passengers from airlines other than American who have bags to check in may take the Terminal Link shuttle bus outside their connecting terminal.
  • The offsite DFW car rental center is served by the rental vehicle shuttle bus, which stops at each terminal.

More information on DFW Airport

EV Parking

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations are available in DFW Terminals A and E. The charging stations are located in the one-hour parking zones of the garage. As a courtesy, any Terminal Valet will charge your vehicle before returning it to you. The SemaConnect charging stations are on Levels 2 of Terminal A and E.

Onsite and offsite parking

If you're driving to DFW, you have various parking alternatives. Terminal parking is the most expensive choice but also the most convenient because it is located close to all five terminals. Express parking is also provided, with a shuttle service to the terminals. There is also valet parking and free cell phone lots. There are also plenty of offsite DFW parking choices nearby.

Accessible parking

All parking lots and garages at DFW have designated disabled permit parking sections. Disabled parking is available in the Terminal garages on both the upper arrival and lower departure routes.

Long-term parking in one-hour zones is permitted if the vehicle displays a disabled parking tag or license plate. Garages at several terminals are not van accessible because of TSA and height limits.

Wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses serve the Express and Remote lots. In addition, all terminals at DFW Airport provide valet parking.

Pet relief areas

Pet relief areas at DFW are provided both inside and outside security areas. These are the areas where there are dedicated pet relief spots inside security. Please keep in mind that you do not need to exit the terminal or re-enter via security for these pet rest locations.

  • A29 - Terminal A
  • B28 - Terminal B
  • D18 - Terminal D
  • E 31 - Terminal E

Other than these, there are pet relief areas located curbside, outside the security area in Terminals B and C.

DFW Security and Customs

DFW has 15 security checkpoints, three in each terminal. Because travelers can ride the Skylink train between terminals airside, it's a good idea to keep an eye on whatever security checkpoint has the shortest lineups.

To get through any of the security checkpoints, you must have a valid boarding card for the day of the flight, so if you don't need to check any bags or your airline offers check-in counters in various terminals, you can choose your checkpoint based on wait times.

Passengers can check expected security wait times across all terminals by downloading the MyTSA app.

International Arrivals

All international arrivals at DFW must clear customs and immigration. However, there are often smaller inspections airside, so you may not need to re-clear security via the main checkpoints if going on an onward connection.

TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck lanes are available at four of DFW's five terminals. The checkpoints listed below have dedicated lanes; however, if you're traveling through a checkpoint without dedicated lanes, show your boarding card for quicker screening.

  • Checkpoint A21 in Terminal A
  • Checkpoint C21 at Terminal C
  • Checkpoint D30 at Terminal D
  • Checkpoint E16 at Terminal E

How to get to DFW Airport

Driving from Dallas

Take I-35 E northward toward Denton, then turn left onto TX-183 W toward DFW Airport. Keep right at the next fork, staying on TX-183 W, and then right again at the next fork, staying on TX-114 W. Exit towards DFW using any of the right three lanes and merge onto International Parkway where you will have access to the airport amenities.

Driving from Fort Worth

Take TX-121 N, then Texas 183 TEXpress (toll road) till you reach International Parkway.

Driving from Denton

Take I-35 E southward to Exit 448B, then turn right to join onto TX-121 S. (Sam Rayburn Tollway). Take the exit for TX-114/DFW Airport, which will bring you to International Parkway.

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Other transport options

Train

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transport or DART: The DFW Airport DART Rail Station is located on the lower level of Terminal A, with access through A-10. You’ll need to catch the Orange Line to West End Station to downtown Dallas (50 minutes). The service is available daily and costs $2 for a noon pass or $6 for a day pass.
  • Trinity Metro TEX Rail: Linking Fort Worth to DFW. Take the train from T&P Station or Fort Worth ITC to Terminal B on the lowest level. The service is available daily and costs $2.50 for a one-hour pass or $5 for a day pass.
  • Trinity Railway Express or TRE: The TRE is an extra service that connects Fort Worth, DFW (CentrePort), and Downtown Dallas. A courtesy shuttle bus will take you to the terminals from the CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. This train service is only available Monday through Saturday and costs $2.50 for a two-hour pass.

Bus

  • DART: Take bus 408 from the DFW Remote South Parking Lot to the Medical District/Parkland Station and connect to DART Rail to Downtown Dallas. A single trip costs $2.50, while a day pass costs $6. The Remote South Parking Lot can be reached by taking the courtesy shuttle bus from the airport terminals. A day pass allows unrestricted use of DART Rail, all DART buses, and TRE trains between CentrePort/DFW and Union Station.
  • Charter Bus: Charter buses can be reserved for pick-up and drop-off services from each terminal's lower level curbside. The airport's website has a list of contacts.

Shuttles

  • Shared-Ride Shuttles: These are accessible from the lower level curbside at each terminal.
  • Courtesy Shuttles: A vehicle rental shuttle departs every 10-15 minutes from all terminals on the lower level curbside. Many hotels near the airport offer a courtesy shuttle service, so check with them before making other plans.

Cab

Take a taxi from Terminals A, B, C, and E upper level or Terminal D lower level, where a DFW guest assistant will assist you.

Rideshare

Uber, Lyft, and Wingz are available for pick-up and drop-off on the upper level of each terminal.

Frequently asked questions

What city is DFW Airport in?

Dallas Fort Worth Airport is roughly midway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. DFW spans portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties and includes parts of Irving, Euless, Grapevine, and Coppell.

Do you have to pay a toll to get to DFW Airport?

Yes, any vehicle that enters DFW airport, whether it is a local picking up passengers, a rideshare driver, or someone who parks there, must pay a fee.

Is DFW Airport easy to navigate?

As you can see from the DFW Airport map above, the airport has a clear, structured layout and multiple ground transit options, making it easy to navigate.

Is the Hyatt Regency DFW connected to the airport?

The Hyatt Regency is located within DFW Airport in Terminal C. This makes it one of the best Dallas Fort Worth Airport hotels.

Is DFW the largest airport in the world?

DFW is the 3rd largest airport in the world and the second-largest airport in the United States after Denver International Airport.

Is DFW airport its own city?

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is considered its own "city," according to the postal service. It has its own zip code and police force. The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth own and manage it jointly.

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