Arlington sits between Fort Worth and Dallas at the center of the North Texas region. Whether you’re traveling by train, bus, motorcoach, plane or car, you’ll easily find your way around since we’re at the crossroads of seven major interstate highways, three nearby airports and two rail facilities.Under current state law, transportation is funded through voter approved increases in the local sales tax. Thanks to the Metro ArlingtonXpress bus service and the Arlington Municipal Airport, the City is a part of a regional coalition pursuing enhancements in transportation resources and connections to mass transit systems.
Metro ArlingtonXpress (MAX)
Work in Downtown Arlington? Go to school at UT Arlington? Want to get out and explore attractions in Fort Worth, Dallas, and the rest of the Metroplex? For only $5, MAX gets you where you need to go! Buses make regular trips between the TRE CentrePort/DFW Airport Station and College Park Center at UT Arlington Monday through Friday from approximately 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Start riding the MAX today, visit www.ridethemax.com!
The Arlington Trolley is a complimentary seasonal service provided to paying hotel guests within the Arlington Entertainment District. If you’re staying at a participating Trolley District hotel, ask about free trolley service to and from all major Arlington attractions: Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, AT&T Stadium, Rangers Ballpark, shopping centers and the Convention Center. For more information about the trolley please visit www.arlingtontrolley.com.Handitran Special Transportation Needs
Handitran is a door-to-door, special transportation service for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Handitran mini-buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts to transport elderly and disabled persons to essential services, medical appointments, work, or any location within our service area. All persons with disabilities are eligible to apply for certification for Handitran ridership. The application and instructions are located on Handitran’s web site. Please allow at least one week for application processing. Once certified, you will be able to schedule trips. Trips can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance. Please be aware that certification does not guarantee a trip. Handitran is a ride share, demand/response system with a limited service area. Handitran does not operate on Sundays. Service is provided anywhere within the city limits of Arlington and Pantego. Contracted taxicabs are also used to supplement the buses. Visit the Handitran web site.Taxi ServicesYellow Cab Co.
Arlington/Fort Worth Area 817-426-6262
Dallas Area 214-426-6262Cowboy Cab
Arlington/Fort Worth Area 817-428-0202
Dallas Area 214-428-0202Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)
In Fort Worth, The T provides public transportation services to meet the mobility needs of Tarrant County and the North Central Texas region. For more information call 817-215-8600 or visit www.the-t.com.Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
For travel in the Dallas area, DART can get you around 13 cities (Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park) with rail, bus, paratransit, HOV lanes and rideshare services. They also serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express. For more information, go to www.dart.org.
Arlington is just 10 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the world’s third busiest airport. Most Arlington hotels provide complimentary transportation to and from DFW Airport. Those flying into Dallas Love Field on Texas-based Southwest Airlines will find us a short 25 minutes away.Whether it’s corporate travel or flight operations, recreational flying, helicopter flights, testing, training, education or air cargo activity, the Arlington Municipal Airport can support your needs. Arlington Municipal Airport is a full-service general aviation reliever airport owned and operated by the City of Arlington. The airport is centrally located in South Arlington between Fort Worth and Dallas at 5000 S. Collins Street. For more information call 817-459-5570 or visit the Arlington Municipal Airport web site.
Travel by Rail
Amtrak / National Passenger Train Service
AAmtrak travels to more than 500 cities and destinations on 22,000 miles of track. In Dallas/Fort Worth, daily service is provided by Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer and Texas Eagle. For reservations or additional information, call 800-USA-RAIL or go to www.Amtrak.com.
The TRE links downtown Fort Worth, downtown Dallas and DFW Airport. Scheduled train service is provided Monday through Saturday. No service is available on Sunday. Stations located in Dallas, Irving, Fort Worth, Hurst, and Richland Hills. The nearest station to Arlington is about 10 minutes from the Entertainment District www.trinityrailwayexpress.org.