Dallas Fort Worth Airport
About 61 million travelers pass through it’s terminals each year, it’s the sixth most trafficked airport in the world. Covering 18 acres (7.3 hectares), it’s the biggest airport in Texas, the second biggest in The United States, and the third biggest on the planet.
This airport, also knows as the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, has 6 runways, 5 terminals (A, B, C, D, and E) connected by a free bus system, and 152 gates. It’s infrastructure offers money change services, cash machines, WIFI, restaurants, bars, Duty Free Shops, beauty salons, a meditation room, and a chapel. Travelers can also move between terminals on the Skylink train.
Inside the Dallas International Airport there are two hotels, the Grand Hyatt DFW and the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel. Those staying in the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel have access to a business center with conference rooms, meeting rooms, and VIP sections.
The Dallas International Airport offers both short and long term parking for about 38,000 vehicles (some covered, some not). All lots offer valet parking.
Renting a car at the Dallas International Airport (DFW)
The airport’s car rental desks are located in the baggage claim area. Here you’ll find the most reputable companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
It’s important to know that the best deals on rental cars are to be obtained by reserving ahead of time. All you have to do is enter the RentingCarz site, choose your preferred rental car, and take advantage of promotions that included GPS in your language, insurance, full gas tank, and many other services. At the rental desk the car rental prices are always higher than those you can get through RentingCarz.
Once the reservation is made, all you have to do to pick up your rental car is present your voucher with confirmation number at the rental counter, along with a valid drivers license and a credit card in the name of the person who made the reservation.
How to go by rental car from the Dallas International Airport (DFW) to the center of the city of Dallas
To leave the airport en route to Dalles you take the exit towards the Express S and then merge into the International Parkway (toll road). Then continue on TX-97 Spur and exit at TC-183 E to the left in the direction of Irving/ Dallas. After that you’ll drive your rental car towards the exit to TX-161 S. Then drive along President George W Bush Turnpike (toll road) and exit at Interstate 30 E towards Dallas to merge onto I-30 (Tom Landry Fwy). Next take exit 45B toward Lamar St/Griffin St and continue on ERL Thornton Fwy to later follow the exit ramp for Downtown. Stay to the right at the fork to take Cadiz St and turn L going south to Akard St.
It’s a good idea to contract a rental car that includes GPS in your language in order to be able to best enjoy Dallas and travel safely and easily throughout your stay in this spectacular city.