Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
DART is far more than just “the thing you ride.” It is your “trusted guide” to discovering all that North Texas has to offer.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas, Texas, and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Our extensive network of DART Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across our 700-square-mile service area.
Discover DARTable gems
With DART you can easily explore North Texas and go someplace you’ve never been. From arts and culture, to sports, recreation, dining, and special events, DART can get you to more places than you can imagine. From hidden gems in every neighborhood to the trendiest spots in town, every trip can be a new adventure. Discover what excitement awaits you at DARTable.DART.org.
Not without your GoPass℠
DART’s GoPass app makes discovering everything DARTable a breeze. Whether you are traveling by rail, bus or both, you’ve got a great travel tool literally at your fingertips. You can purchase DART passes on the app, and learn when the next bus or train will arrive or leave from any station. The app also features a trip planner to help you get to your destination, and even offers a section highlighting local events accessible by transit.
You also can adventure beyond the DART Service Area – a GoPass regional ticket is good on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth, the buses of Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) system, which includes the A-train between DART’s Green Line and downtown Denton.
Enjoy the best in bus services
DART operates local and express bus routes serving Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park. To get going, use your GoPass app or call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111 with your origin, destination and desired time of travel. Helpful operators will recommend the most convenient route and departure time, quote the one-way fare, and advise you of any necessary transfers along the way. Customers also can plan bus and rail trips from the convenience of their personal computers with the online DART Trip Planner available on DART.org.
When traveling in downtown Dallas, visit the DART Store inside DART Headquarters at Akard Station for printed schedules or a system map. Schedules also are available at many libraries and other government centers.
Ride the rails to more destinations and more savings
The DART Rail System provides fast, convenient service to work, shopping and entertainment destinations in Dallas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Garland, Irving, Plano, Richardson and Rowlett. Plus, the TRE commuter rail line links DART customers to Irving and downtown Fort Worth.
Free parking is available at many rail stations, and most are served by DART bus routes specially timed to make transfers between buses and trains quick and easy.
Take the train to American Airlines Center
Whether you’re headed to a concert, a Dallas Mavericks basketball game or a Dallas Stars showdown on the ice, ride DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express to events at the American Airlines Center. Coming from Fort Worth or the Mid-Cities? The TRE is the ticket Monday through Saturday. Visit DART.org/Victory for details.
Fly us to DFW Airport or Dallas Love Field
TRE passengers traveling from CentrePort/DFW Airport Station to airline terminals board DFW Remote South buses on the northwest end of the rail station platform. Buses depart the station approximately every 30 minutes weekdays and Saturdays. At DFW Remote South, passengers connect to buses serving either Terminals A, B and C or Terminals D and E.
Visit DART.org/DFWAirport for details.
DART’s Love Link, Bus Route 524, operates between Dallas Love Field and Inwood/Love Field Station, providing a link between DART Rail Green Line and Orange Line and Love Field terminal. Visit DART.org/LoveField for details.
Experience exciting Fort Worth via the TRE
Downtown Fort Worth is about an hour’s ride from Union Station in downtown Dallas via the TRE. Business commuters love the convenience – and if you’re looking for a Saturday adventure. From Fort Worth’s Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) or T&P Station, it’s a short ride on Trinity Metro’s buses to the bustling Sundance Square dining and entertainment district in the heart of the city, the historic Fort Worth Stockyards Old West district, or the famed museums in the city’s Cultural District. TRE information is available at www.TrinityRailwayExpress.org.
Save big with our low fares
DART offers a basic fare — $3.00 Local for an AM or PM pass good for travel on all DART buses and trains (including GoLink, DART On-Call and FLEX service) and Trinity Railway Express trains between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station.
A midday pass — $2.00 for Local — is also available and allows unlimited travel between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seven days a week.
For those passengers using DART round trip, needing a regional fare or for trips that go past noon, a day pass — $6.00 for Local and $12.00 for Regional — is recommended. Day passes are good for unlimited rides (including your return trip) until 3 a.m. the next day.
Money-saving passes are available. Visit DART.org/fares for details.
Share the ride and save
If riding a DART bus or train doesn’t fit your schedule, you can still save time and money in our carpool and vanpool programs. Our free RideShare computerized match list puts you in touch with other commuters with similar schedules and travel habits who want to share the ride. Details are available at DART.org/vanpool.
DART: Live, in print & online
Want the latest DART news? Follow DART’s progress by subscribing online to the Inmotion newsletter at DART.org/publications. For routes, schedules, maps and all the latest information, visit our website at DART.org. The latest DART information is available in Spanish online at transporteDART.org.
From transit safety programs for school children to special presentations for civic organizations, we’ve got a speaker for you. Call 214-749-2582 to schedule a transit safety presentation. You can also reach DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.
Helpful Telephone Numbers
(routes & schedules)
|Employer programs, carpooling/vanpooling services||214-747-RIDE (7433)|
(Lift-equipped van service for the disabled)
DART to DFW
Making your connection
During peak times (4:30 – 7:00 a.m. and 2:15 – 5:30 pm 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 DART.org.
DFW Airport Station is located at DFW Airport’s Terminal A, Lower Level Curb, Entry A-10
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 and corporate presentation with a common lobby area of over 17,000 square feet. The entire facility is outfitted for broadcast. Galatyn Park 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).
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 other cars. A DFW Smarte Carte station is located near the walkway between the airport and DFW Station.
You must be able to board and exit DART vehicles with all baggage at one time 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.
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.)
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? 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.org. DART Customer service does not have access to flight information.
DFW Airport Customer Service can be reached at (972) 973-3112 and the webiste address is www.dfwairport.com
What are the Orange Line’s hours of operation? The first Orange Line train departing dowtown Dallas arrives at DFW Station at 3:50 a.m. The last train arrive at DFW Airport at 1:19 a.m. daily.
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 DART.org
- · Belt Line Station – 8 minutes
- · Irving Convention Center Station – 17 minutes
- · University of Dallas Station – 25 minutes