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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Local residents call the area of Dallas / Fort Worth “the Metroplex.” The Metroplex refers to the urbanized area around the cities, connected by more than a dozen major highways. Many of the Dallas highways have two names and this can cause much confusion for visitors not familiar with the area. U.S. Highway. 75 (Central Expressway), Interstate 45 (Julius Schepps) and Interstate 36 (Simmons) run north to south. Interestal Highway 635 (LBJ Freeway), Highway 183 (Airport Expressway), Interstate 30 (RL Thornton) and Loop 12 (Northwest Highway and North West) running east to west. Highway 114 (John Carpenter Freeway) runs northwest to southeast.

In addition to the major highways that run through Dallas, there is another alternative form of transportation, the Rapid Transit DART and the Dallas area. DART is one of the best transport service that connects Dallas with 12 people coming through three modes: DART Rail, Trinity Express Train Service (TRE) and bus service. The TRE covers the DFW airport and bus service serving the Dallas Love Field Airport.

International Airport Dallas

International Airport Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) is approximately 15 minutes from Dallas, and is the second largest airport in the world. It is a focal point for American Airlines and serves more than two dozen passenger airlines.

Dallas Love Field Airport is smaller and is only seven miles from downtown Dallas. Love Field is at the heart of Southwest Airlines and Delta also serves ASA and Continental Express.