The new DART rail DFW Airport Station opens at Terminal A on Monday, August 18, bringing convenient transportation to travelers from around Dallas. If you get there early, there is plenty to keep you from being bored.
If you decide to explore the horseshoe-shaped Terminal A, it has 30 gates with lots of amenities, services, restaurants and shops for travelers with time on their hands.
For breakfast, options include Einstein Bros. Bagels at Gate A11, Au Bon Pain at Gate A38, and Dunkin’ Donuts at gates A13 and A28. There are three Starbucks, at gates A29, A33 and A37.
Full-service restaurants include TGI Fridays at Gate A13, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen at Gate A24 and Pappasito’s Cantina at Gate A28, plus more restaurants spread throughout the terminal.
Passengers with scuffed shoes can find two branches of Shoe Shine by Goodfellows, at gates A14 and A35. Additional amenities include a FedEx drop box at Gate A13 and free wired Internet (and plentiful power outlets) at gates A10 and A28.
If you have more time on your hands, hit the other four terminals by transferring from DFW Airport Station to one of the airport’s internal transportation modes:
- Passengers taking American Airlines flights from other terminals can check their bags at Terminal A and then take Skylink, the airport’s people-mover, which is located inside the terminal beyond airport security.
- Passengers using other air carriers who need to check bags should take their bags with them and use Terminal Link, the airport’s inter-terminal bus shuttle, which stops near the rail station.
- Passengers with carry-on luggage only can go through security and take Skylink to their terminals.
Both Skylink and Terminal Link are free services. The trip to the airport on DART rail will be covered by a regular local two-hour pass, which costs $2.50.
Terminals A, B, C and E offer complimentary DFW Airport travel lounges, with work stations and power outlets at every seat. The lounge at Terminal D is even fancier, with large flat-screen televisions. DFW Airport travel lounges are located near gates A29, B8 and B28, C8 and C27, and E8.
More information about DART’s new Orange Line service to DFW Airport is available at DART.org/DFWAirportStation.