Hiring a car at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Texas, and indeed much of the rest of the United States, is serviced by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. According to its own website, the airport is the third-busiest on Earth when it comes to landings and take-offs, coming in at ninth place with regards to passenger numbers. It's a sizeable airport too, covering some 43 square kilometres, replete with seven runways, it serves 204 destinations around the world, handling an impressive 900 flights per day.
With just a 30 minute drive from the airport to downtown Dallas in the east, and about the same again to Fort Worth in the west, there's no question that hiring a car is the most efficient way of getting around the two cities, and exploring the state of Texas itself. When you book with DriveNow, your car will be waiting for you even before you've landed in the Lone Star state.
You'll find the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Rental Car Center at 2424 E 38th Street, near the southern entrance to the airport. Once you've landed, take the free Rental Car shuttle bus to the centre - they run 24 hours a day, and leave every five minutes.
DriveNow’s partners at Dallas Fort Worth Airport include globally recognised brands such as Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Sixt ensuring your car rental is in safe and reliable hands.
With more than 12 years’ experience in helping travellers compare and book car hire DriveNow is the perfect way to lock in a great rental deal for Dallas before you take off. We compare prices and vehicles so you can quickly and easily make an informed choice and booking for your rental needs.
How does it work?
Simply enter in the dates for your trip to Texas and our booking system will automatically scan the databases of all our partners in car hire at Dallas Fort Worth Airport and extract the best deals and pricing. This is laid out in an easy-to-read view so you can compare like for like vehicle pricing and select the most suitable deal for you. Complete the simple booking form, an email confirmation is sent out and your car will be waiting for your on arrival.
What to do in Dallas and Fort Worth
When you land at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, you’ll get two cities for the price of one. The drive between the two is just short of an hour, so depending upon how long you’re staying in the area, you’ll have plenty of time to explore both.
Start off in Fort Worth, and head for the Stockyards National Historic District. It’s here that the city harks back to its roots, as daily cattle drives take place throughout the streets. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Championship Rodeo takes place, where you can watch cowboys test their talents at riding, tying and roping.
Afterwards, head out towards Arlington, a town roughly halfway between Fort Worth and Dallas. Here, you’ll find the AT&T Stadium – the home of the Dallas Cowboys. American football is huge in this part of the world, and even if you’re not a fan, it’s well worth paying a visit to this shrine of the sport. It’s the biggest domed stadium in America – 80,000 fans regularly cram into here to roar their team on. There are several kinds of tour to take, or even go for a game, if you get the chance.
In Dallas itself, head to the World Aquarium. This is more of an ocean than an aquarium, as you’ll see sharks, manta rays, flamingos, and a whole host of other rare marine life circling the big blue. Be sure to watch the live feeding times, as this is a chance to see these creatures eat and behave as they do in the wild – a once in a lifetime opportunity.