A quick guide to Dallas Fort Worth airport in Texas, USA

Are you planning a family holiday in Texas? Will you be taking a business trip to Dallas for the first time anytime soon? Providing you travel by air, your gateway into the state will be the second largest airport in the United States of America and headquarter of American Airlines: Dallas Fort Worth International (IATA code: DFW). Strategically situated halfway between the two cities that give it its name, the hub currently handles 176 domestic routes and 57 international ones from its five terminals.

Terminals of Dallas Fort Worth International airport in the United States

If you have never flown out of Texas before, you might be wondering which terminal in Dallas airport you need to go to in order to catch your flight. See the classification below and check the building from which your plane will take off depending on the airline operating it.

Terminals A, B and C: American Airlines.

Terminal D: American Airlines, Aeromexico, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman, Emirates, Icelandair, Interjet, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Sun Country, Volaris and WOW.

Terminal E: American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit and United.

Travelling from one terminal to another in Dallas Fort Worth airport

Whether you have just landed in Dallas airport and need to go to a different terminal without leaving the transit area to catch your next flight or you need a transfer between terminals of Dallas Fort Worth while in the public zone because you are in the wrong building, the free light rail train known as Skylink as well as the shuttle vans specifically designated for such purpose provide regular and fast transfer services both after and before the security checkpoints. In the boarding area, follow the signage guiding you towards the nearest Skylink stop; services run every two minutes 24 hours a day. In the non-restricted area, hop on the inter-terminal shuttle vans you will find outside baggage claim; all vans are wheelchair-accessible and operate from 5 am until midnight every day. Both services are complimentary and no pass or ticket is required for admission.

Transit hotels in Dallas Fort Worth International airport

There are some major hospitality chains with member hotels in Dallas Fort Worth International or nearby, as is the case with the Hyatt Place hotel located in the Southgate Plaza area inside the facilities of the airport. Guests staying here will benefit from the proximity to the five terminals reachable either on foot or by shuttle van as well as to the car rental offices, and will enjoy an indoor pool, a sundeck terrace and an onsite restaurant serving meals and Starbucks coffee. Should you need to sleep in Dallas airport between flights or before an early morning departure, we recommend the Minute Suites located near boarding gate D23 after security; this establishment provides spaces to sleep for a few hours, relax, work or take a shower.

Going through security at Dallas Fort Worth airport

In order to ensure that clearing security will be a breeze even at peak-times, multiple TSA security checkpoints have been enabled in every terminal of the always busy DFW airport in the United States, not to mention the automated screening lanes present in terminals A, D, E, and that TSA PreCheck is applicable to passengers departing from terminals A, C and D. If you have been considering whether to apply for TSA PreCheck or not and you have already make up your mind, there is an enrolment centre in terminal D.

Cars, trains and buses from DFW airport in the USA

The majority of arriving passengers typically commute to Dallas, Fort Worth or other destinations in Texas and the US upon arrival in Dallas airport. Should you go for hiring a vehicle to this end, you will find the car rental offices at the south entrance of the complex. Buses connecting the airport with Dallas city centre (route 408) await passengers near the south parking, while Trinity Railway Express trains departing from the airport station provide links to both Dallas downtown and Fort Worth. Greyhound buses and Amtrak rail services at Dallas Union Station may help you reach your final destination.

Will your journey take you to a domestic destination within the United States like Seattle? If you travel for business, we advise you to consider staying in a hotel near Tacoma International airport.