Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in the country, accommodating more than fifty-seven million travellers each year. The airport is located at 3200 East Airfield Drive, just twenty-one miles north-west of downtown Dallas and twenty-eight miles north-east of Fort Worth. Twenty-one carriers service the airport, including jetBlue, American, Delta, United, and US Airways. If you're planning to fly out of Dallas/Fort Worth International, remember to use ebookers to find the most affordable airfares.
The airport has 26,000 parking spaces spread among the terminal lots located adjacent to each of the five terminal buildings. Rates run from $18 to $20 per day. Two express lots provide 8,000 covered and open-air parking spaces as well as a free door-to-gate shuttle for $11 to $13 per day. Two remote lots offer complimentary shuttle service and 4,800 open-air spaces for just $8 per day. For the utmost in convenience, choose the kerbside valet parking service at $25 per day. While several nearby companies offer park-and-ride services, their rates are comparable to what you will pay at DFW's remote lots.
The Trinity Railway Express (214-979-1111) offers light rail service from the Dallas and Fort Worth areas for a fare of $3.50. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (214-979-1111) offers public bus service from the Dallas area for $1.75, while the Go Yellow Checker Shuttle (817-267-5150) offers shuttle service from Fort Worth for $15. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is filled with taxi companies that can get you to the airport on time. Expect to pay $40 for a trip from the Dallas business district or $43 from downtown Fort Worth. Once you've settle on your transportation to the airport, don't forget to visit ebookers to reserve a rental car to use when you reach your final destination.
The terminals have a variety of eateries, including Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Freshens Smoothies and Yogurt. If you want to grab something before you get to the airport, make a quick stop at Buon Giorno Coffee, located at 2350 Hall Johnson Road in Grapevine, or Café Vienna at 8500 Freeport Parkway in Irving.
Flights to Orlando land at Orlando Airport, which is the busiest airport in Florida, and reaching the centre of the city is simple by taxi, bus or rental car. Florida is a large state and often the easiest way to explore is to include car hire as part of a holiday package. The road system is straightforward and Orlando is an excellent base from which to visit other areas.
Orlando is synonymous with Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Walt Disney World. These are attractions that must be visited, but there is more to the city. Gatorland is a local attraction that many families enjoy, as children of all ages can get up close and personal with the state's native alligators. There are also a number of water parks for families to visit, as well as night-time spectacles such as Cirque du Soleil.
Shopping is an important pastime, so set time aside after arriving on any flights Orlando bound. Vineland Avenue is the area to visit for tourists in search of premium brands at discounted prices, while Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores offers discounts on high street brands. Florida Mall has over 250 stores to peruse, as well as food outlets and plentiful parking. If sport is of interest, Orlando Magic is the local basketball team. They play in the NBA and are based at the 20,000-capacity Amway Center. Nearby, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in the NFL to crowds of over 65,000; taking in a game provides the ultimate American sporting experience.
Booking flights from Dallas to Orlando is easy at ebookers.ie, where a range of tools are available to create the ideal trip.
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