How to get from DFW Airport (Dallas) to Denton TX ?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Jul 14, 2011 9:04 PM Last Post By: TexasTea
Jul 12, 2011 12:12 PM
How to get from DFW Airport (Dallas) to Denton TX ?Is there a way to get to the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton from DFW Airport (approx. 50 km) without renting an automobile?
Jul 12, 2011 5:20 PM
Jul 12, 2011 5:40 PM
2It looks like there's A-train http://www.dcta.net/TSA-train.asp that replaced the Commuter Express referenced on the campus web-site. http://www.unt.edu/transit/dcta.html and connects with DART
You'd need to contact them for routing help - it's not a direct path.
Or schedule a shared ride with Super Shuttle.
Jul 12, 2011 5:46 PM
Jul 12, 2011 6:26 PM
Jul 12, 2011 8:04 PM
5Super Shuttle >>>>
(ESPECIALLY if travelling within next few weeks, or even months ..... right now, it's hot--hot--hot, and I'd rather get into air-conditioned van as soon as emerging from airport and relax while being driven to destination). Won't "cool" down until October.
Jul 12, 2011 8:20 PM
6I've only used Super Shuttle, but found this other option by googling .......
Jul 12, 2011 8:29 PM
7You will really want to consider the time of day that you are arriving at DFW as well as the outside weather (the heat has been brutal). Doing this by public transportation, even if your timing is perfect, is likely to be very painful:
•shuttle bus to the TRE
•TRE to Victory Station (at best, train only runs about once an hour; often less frequently)
•Green line to Carrollton
•A-train to Denton.
I would suggest contacting SuperShuttle http://www.supershuttle.com/en/DFWAirportShuttleDallas.html to see what they charge. If it's prohibitive, you might compromise by getting a cheaper shuttle to Dallas Love Field, then a city bus (Route 39) to catch the Green Line at Inwood Station.
There is also the #408 bus from DFW into Dallas, where you can connect with the Green Line, etc.
Jul 13, 2011 7:47 AM
Jul 13, 2011 5:35 PM
9So, using the link in reply #6, a time vs. money compromise that you could consider would be to use their service to either the Old Town (617 E. Main Street Lewisville TX 75057) or Hebron (952 Lakeside Circle Lewisville TX 75057) station on the A-Train line. According to the link, that should cost <$30. Then take the A-train up to Denton.
Cost of the taxi is likely to depend on time of day/traffic, though. And traffic is a major issue along that corridor.
Also note that the A-train doesn't seem to stop at Hebron in the middle of the day; check those schedules carefully.
Jul 14, 2011 9:47 AM
10Looks like i'm going to go with Texas Tea's all-rail suggestion.
When arriving at DFW in mid-afternoon, the connections on the Trinity Express from the airport to DART at Victory Station to the A-Line in Carrollton are actually pretty tight. Going via downtown Dallas may not be very direct. But whatever time is lost by that, will be made up kicking back on the trains as they whiz past rush hour traffic the whole way.
Also; spoke with a rep at Denton Transit who said that 1 Regional single journey ticket ($5) will cover the entire trip, as all three transit authorities honor the others ticketing. And that also includes any bus leg after reaching Denton. So, $5 airport to Denton ... not bad.
Jul 14, 2011 9:04 PM
11Uh....just to be clear: taking public transportation (rail) the whole way was what I was suggesting you not do. Way to painful for me.
Also, I must confess that I left out a step: unless they've changed things, you take one bus from your terminal to South Long-term Parking. Then you take a second bus to the TRE station, etc.. Those two buses are free, but I hope you're not carrying your tuba to band camp at UNT!
Good luck with it.
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