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Dallas, TX Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 166
Total Sleeping Rooms 30,571
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,840
Committable Meeting Rooms* 96
Convention Center Space 1,386,099 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,000,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 250,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $142
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $194
*Maximum for a single hotel

Dallas, TX Airport Information

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

Distance: 6 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $28 USD

  • Seven miles to Downtown Dallas
  • Over 50 non-stop destinations
  • 360 flights a day
  • 13.5 million passengers each year
  • 20 dining options including Sky Canyon by Celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles
  • Love Field Conference Center located at the airport

In 2014 the airport underwent a $519 million renovation, which opened 20 new gates, expanded the main lobby and baggage claim areas, opened a new ticketing/check-in hall and doubled the number of airport concessionaires.

Public Transportation - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
DART's Love Link 524 operates between Dallas Love Field and Inwood/Love Field Station, providing an airport connection to the DART Rail Green Line and Orange Line.

  • Light rail to Downtown Dallas: approximately 30-50 minutes
  • Cost: $2.50/two-hour pass, $5.00/day pass
  • Operating 4 – 1am, 7 days/week

Ground Transportation
Approximate taxi cost to Downtown Dallas: $18
Approximate shuttle cost to Downtown Dallas: $19 per person

Air Carriers
Southwest, Delta Airlines and Virgin America

DFW International Airport (DFW)

Approximate taxi fare: $54 USD

  • Twenty miles to Downtown Dallas
  • Non-stop services to 159 domestic and 57 international destinations
  • 1,800+ flights a day
  • 61 million passengers each year
  • 60+ dining options including local DFW favorites like Gas Monkey Grill, Cool River Café, Dallas Cowboys Club and Twisted Root Burger
  • Three airport hotels
  • Minute Suites Nap Center features ten spacious private suites and hot showers

DFW Airport is currently upgrading its four original terminals with a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) and is expected to be completed in 2017.

Public Transportation - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

  • Light rail to Downtown Dallas: approximately one hour
  • Cost: $2.50/two-hour pass, $5.00/day pass
  • Operating 4:00 am to 1:00 am, 7 days/week

Ground Transportation
Approximate taxi cost to Downtown Dallas: $40
Approximate shuttle cost to Downtown Dallas: $19 per person

Air Carriers
10 Domestic and 16 Foreign Flag

Dallas, TX Train Information

Dallas Union Station

Amtrak serves the city's Union Station with the Texas Eagle Route. The Texas Eagle offers daily service between Chicago and San Antonio and connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles three times a week via the Sunset Limited route.

Dallas, TX Ground Transportation

From trains and buses to street cars and trolley, Dallas gets you moving fast with your choice of convenient transportation options. Plus with more than 5,000 hotel rooms with direct light rail access downtown, getting around Dallas has never been easier!

DART connects you to all Dallas entertainment districts, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, American Airlines Center, DFW and Love Field airports, as well as Trinity Rail Express (TRE).

  • Daily 4:00 am – 12:00 am
  • $2.50 2-hour pass/$5 day pass
  • DART is the longest light rail system in the country with over 90 miles of rail lines.

TRE connects Dallas and Fort Worth. And offers free WiFi!

  • Mon-Sat 4:00 am – 12:00 am
  • $5-10 day pass
  • TRE is a rail service provided jointly by DART and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the T).

The trolley loops through uptown, downtown, and the Dallas Arts District, providing stops along the way for easy access to anywhere you need to go.

  • Mon-Thurs 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sun and holidays 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Dallas Streetcar is a 1.6 mile dedicated streetcar track that connects commuters in Oak Cliff to the Dallas Union Station and the convention center.

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 12:00 am
  • Streetcar runs every 30 minutes

Bus service provided by DART with access to Uptown, Victory Park, Dallas Arts District, West End, Downtown, Cedars/Southside, Bishop Arts District, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. and American Airlines Center.

  • Mon-Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Buses run every 15 minutes

Get going now
Dallas has you covered with options across the board. Log into the Uber or Lyft app on your smartphone, or try newcomer Wingz, to catch a ride. Taxis queue up outside every major hotel in Dallas so getting to your destination is as easy as can be, or jump on the DART bus service.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Fort Worth, TX 33 mi 40 min n/a N/A
Shreveport, LA 186 mi 2 hr 51 min 55 min USD $300+
Abilene, TX 190 mi 2 hr 45 min 50 min USD $250+
Austin, TX 196 mi 3 hr 8 min 55 min USD $175+
Oklahoma City, OK 208 mi 3 hr 17 min 50 min USD $222+
Houston, TX 239 mi 3 hr 40 min 1 hr 1 min USD $232+
Memphis, TN 453 mi 6 hr 21 min 1 hr 20 min USD $315+
New Orleans, LA 506 mi 7 hr 30 min 1 hr 20 min USD $132+
Albuquerque, NM 648 mi 9 hr 8 min 1 hr 50 min USD $248+
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