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Getting In and Around Arlington

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Since Arlington sits at the crossroads of seven premium interstate highways with three airports and two rail systems in the close proximity, the city provides a great access to every traveler, no matter what mode of transportation you choose to enter the city. Though, the city doesn't boast an organized public transportation system, but thanks to Metro Arlington Express which began in the city on August 19, 2013 and commenced bus service to roam around the city. Now, the denizens don't have to sit and crib about lack of any ad-hoc transit systems. Read on to explore the transportation modes and connections in the city.

Image by Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

Getting To Arlington By Air

Arlington Municipal Airport
Located in the close proximity of Arlington’s notable destinations, namely, AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor water park, Arlington Municipal Airport is facilitated by a runway 16/34 which is 6,080 ft. x 100 ft. This airport also provides access to Fort Worth as well as Dallas.

Address: 5000 South Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76018, United States
Phone: 1 817.459.5570
Website: www.arlington-tx.gov/airport

Getting To Arlington By Train

Trinity Railway Express
It travels between Dallas and Fort Worth and connects them to Arlington by stopping at Centreport station which is situated south of DFW airport. Its commuter rail stations are: Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station, Union Station, Victory Station Medical Market Center Station, West Irving Station, CentrePort Station/DFW Airport Station, Richland Hills Station, Intermodal Transportation Center, Bell Station and Texas & Pacific Station.

Address: 4801 Rock Island Road, Irving, Texas 75061, United States
Website: www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/index.html

Getting To Arlington By Car

Two major Interstate Highways serve the city:
Interstate 20: It is popularly known as "Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway". It is a major east–west Interstate Highway located in the Southern America, and runs east from a junction with I-10 east of Kent connecting the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Louisiana near Waskom, Texas. The auxiliary route of Interstate 20 in Texas is Interstate 820, which spreads across 35.2-mile and loops around Fort Worth.

Interstate 30: This Interstate Highway is nestled in the southern United States. This Interstate is also called "Tom Landry Freeway" between Interstate 35W and Interstate 35E. Serving only two states in the nation, I-30 originates from Interstate 20 west of Fort Worth connecting northeast via Dallas, Texas, and Texarkana, Texas, to Interstate 40 in N Little Rock, Arkansas. It runs parallely to U.S. Route 67. Interstate 30 also intersects with Interstate 35 W, Interstate 35 E, Interstate 45, Interstate 20, and Interstate 40. I-30 is , within the core of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Local Transport in Arlington

Metro Arlington Express
Though the public transportation system of Arlington is limited, yet it is greatly served by Metro Arlington Express or MAX. It connects the campus of University of Texas at Arlington to a commuter rail station located in a business park which is south of Dallas/Fort Worth airport. It majorly runs between Centreport station and the University of Texas, Arlington.The bus services of MAX make its visitors happy by giving them a free access to high-speed WiFi. MAX provides an access to some major and notable spots, namely, AT&T Stadium, Lincoln Square, Fort Worth Sundance Square, Dallas Fair Park, Globe Life Park, Fort Worth Bass Hall, Fort Worth Stockyards, Downtown Arlington, West End Dallas, Arlington Levitt Pavilion, Fort Worth Botanical Garden and Dallas Arboretum, American Airlines Center, UT Arlington College Park Center, Dallas and Fort Worth zoos, and Uptown Dallas.

Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.516.0700
Website: www.ridethemax.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (7:00 am-7:00 pm)

Besides MAX services, you can also enjoy your ride around the city by hiring reasonably-priced luxury cars. Check out this list of car rental companies in Arlington:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 7811 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76001, United States
Phone: 1 817.472.0060 
Website: www.enterprise.com/
Avis Car Rental
Address: 2904 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76015, United States
Phone: 1 817.417.8883
Website: www.locations.avis.com/

Budget Rent A Car
Address: 3871 S Cooper Street, The Parks at Arlington Mall, Arlington, Texas 76015, United States
Phone: 1 817.465.5500
Website: www.locations.budget.com/

Reliant Rent-A-Car
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.795.0033
Website: www.housestorageandtransport.com

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.419.3334
Website: www.thrifty.com/local_sites_index.aspx

Van Country Rentals
Address: 317 Parker Road, Arlington, Texas 76012, United States
Phone: 1 817.277.2222
Website: www.vancountry.com

Payless Car Rental
Address: 301 East Division Station, Arlington, TX 76011, United States
Phone: 1 817.795.8400
Website: www.paylesscar.com

In Arlington, there are also many reputed taxi service providers established that offer cabs or taxi on rent to roam from one point to another within the city. Here are certain reliable names that offer hired cabs and taxis:

United Cab Service
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.460.6800

Arlington Taxi Cab and Limo Services
Phone: 1 214.864.0666
Website: www.uperdfwtaxi.com

DFW Taxi Services
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 469.777.1464
Website: www.dfwtaxiservices.com

Kentex Taxi & Limo Services
Address: 520 Ave H E #112, Arlington, Texas 76011, United States
Phone: 1 817.673.6030
Website: www.arlingtontaxicabslimo.com

Better Airport Service
Address: 2098 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006, United States
Phone: 1 817.239.3000
Website: www.betterairportservice.com

DFW Taxilimo Service
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.312.3896
Website: www.dfwtaxilimo.com

Legacy Transportation Inc
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.261.9595
Website: www.legacycarservice.com

Dominion Taxi Cab Service
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 682.365.7343

Dfw Cowboy Cab
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 682.365.7343

E & R Tax Services
Address: 1711 Geraldine Lane, Arlington, Texas 76010, United States
Phone: 1 817.652.5003

Texas Yellow & Checker Taxi
Address: Arlington, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 817.881.6863
Website: www.texasyellowandcheckertaxi.com

Road Trip Taxi Arlington
Address: 802 Engleside Drive, Arlington, TX 76018, United States
Phone: 1 682.234.8193
Website: www.taxicabarlingtontexas.com

Pricelezz Jewelz Shuttle, LLC. 
Address: 2604 Springdale Ct, Arlington, Texas 76006, United States
Phone: 1 214.960.8701
Website: www.pricelezzjewelz.com

A Map Guide on Getting To and Around Arlington

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