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DART thanks the sponsors of the DFW Airport Station opening
During peak times (4:30-7 a.m. and 2:15-5:30 p.m. weekday departures from DFW Airport Station), the Orange Line travels from the station through Irving, into downtown Dallas and to the northern terminus of the system at Parker Road Station in Plano. Off-peak, it follows the same path but terminates at LBJ/Central Station. Select late-night Orange Line trains will travel from DFW Airport Station to downtown; from there they will go through Deep Ellum and end at Fair Park Station. Check out schedules at

DFW Airport Station is located at DFW Airport's Terminal A, Lower Level Curb, Entry A-10. DFW Station Map

DFW Terminal Map

DFW Terminal A Map

DART Rail System Map

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Exploring DART: Popular Destinations

Convention Center District. One of the largest in the nation, the Kay Bailey Hutchison (Dallas) Convention Center hosts major national and international conventions, meetings, antique and auto shows, and other events. The Omni Dallas Hotel is connected to it via sky bridge. Convention Center Station

Fair Park. The largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings in the U.S., Fair Park is a historical treasure that plays host to the State Fair of Texas®. Other attractions include the Heart of Dallas Bowl football game and year-round museums. Fair Park Station

Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and comprising numerous venues of cultural as well as architectural distinction. Pearl/Arts District Station

NorthPark Center. Shoppers from all over the world are drawn to NorthPark's one-of-a-kind collection of luxury and fashion-forward retailers. The architecture, landscaping and art collection enhance the shopping experience. Park Lane Station and NorthPark Center Shuttle

Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. The Eisemann Center in Richardson features three venues for performing arts and corporate presentations with a common lobby area of over 17,000 square feet. The entire facility is outfitted for broadcast. Galatyn Park Station

Granville Arts Center. The Granville Arts Center in Garland features musicals, symphonies, ballet and stage plays. The center's spacious lobby hosts receptions and exhibits. Downtown Garland Station

Downtown Plano. A quaint, historical, "small-town" environment comes with big-city shops, restaurants, taverns and boutiques - and great antiquing, too. Downtown Plano Station

Downtown Carrollton. With varied shopping, dining and housing options, downtown Carrollton has something for everyone in an old-fashioned setting. Downtown Carrollton Station

Mockingbird Station. The first transit-oriented development in Texas remains one of the premier destinations on the DART Rail System, with shops, restaurants and a multiscreen art house theater. Mockingbird Station

Bishop Arts District. Home to more than 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, galleries and more, this eclectic neighborhood in the historic Oak Cliff neighborhood is a great place to spend a whole afternoon or evening. D-Link Shuttle from West End Station (Board on westbound Main @ Market)

Ticket to Ride: Some frequently asked questions

Will I have to pay the regional fare to take the Orange Line to DFW Airport Station?
The ride to DFW Airport Station will be covered by the local fare - $2.50 for a two-hour pass and $5 for a day pass.

Will DART buses still serve the airport?
The Orange Line will replace all bus service from Belt Line Station to DFW International Airport. Buses will be deployed only in the event of a service disruption.

What are the rules about luggage on DART Rail?
The center car of each three-car rail vehicle provides boarding level with the platform - perfect for roll-on luggage - and abundant floor space compared with the other cars. A DFW Smarte Carte station is located near the walkway between the airport and DFW Airport Station.

You must be able to board and exit DART vehicles with all baggage at one time and without luggage carts. Luggage must not block the aisles; the cars do not have racks on board. DART operators are not required to provide assistance.

Skylink photo courtesy of DFW Airport
Photo courtesy of DFW Airport
Can I check my bags at Terminal A?
Passengers flying on American Airlines from Terminal A can walk from the station up the walkway to the terminal to check-in, check bags and pass through a security checkpoint. Passengers taking American Airlines flights from another terminal can do the same and then take Skylink. Passengers using other air carriers who need to check bags should take their bags with them and use Terminal Link, the airport's interterminal bus shuttle, which stops near the rail station. (If you have only carry-on luggage, you can go through security and take Skylink to your terminal.)

Skylink photo courtesy of DFW Airport
Photo courtesy of DFW Airport
Do I need my DART pass to board the Terminal Link?
Terminal Link is free and does not require a pass.

How do I access Skylink?
Skylink is located inside the terminal, beyond airport security.

I have additional questions. Whom do I ask?
DART will provide a concierge at DFW Airport Station on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from the opening day of service until the end of 2014. Additionally, you can call DART Customer Service on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number is 214.979.1111.

For more information, visit our website: DART Customer Service does not have access to flight information.
Photo courtesy of DFW Airport
Photo courtesy of DFW Airport

DFW Airport Customer Service can be reached at 972.973.3112 and the website address is

What are the Orange Line's hours of operation?
The first Orange Line train departing downtown Dallas arrives at DFW Airport Station at 3:50 a.m. The last train departs DFW Airport for downtown at 1:12 a.m. weekdays; 12:12 a.m. weekends.

What are the approximate travel times from DFW Airport Station to other destinations along the DART system?
Here are just a few. For more information, check out X
    Orange Line: Green Line: Downtown Dallas: (Green, Red, Blue and Orange lines) Red Line: Blue Line:

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