Get to the airport for only $2.50


Passengers board TEXRail on its first day of service. Image courtesy of Gordon Dickinson (@gdickson).

By Hope Crockett, Staff Writer

With Thanksgiving break approaching, students who are headed out of town by plane might want to consider taking the train to the airport. 

TEXrail to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a bargain compared to rideshare options or extended airport parking. A one-way train ticket is only $2.50, while ridesharing charges can range between $50 – $100, not including tip.

Train arriving at Fort Worth Central Station. (Hope Crockett/Staff Writer)

The Fort Worth Central Station is 13 minutes away from campus located at 1001 Jones Street in downtown. Trains to the airport depart every 30 minutes. TEXrail operates from 4:55 a.m. until 11:55 p.m. on weekdays, and extends to 1:25 a.m. on Friday.

Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines located on the station platforms or at customer service locations within the station. Digital tickets are available through the GoPass app, which provides real time tracking of the train. People ages 19 and under can buy one-way tickets for $1. 

The trip from Fort Worth Central Station takes about 53 minutes to reach the airport. The train compartment provides amenities such as comfortable seating, restrooms, tables and charging ports. There’s also a designated “quiet car.” 

“I had never heard of the train, but now that I know how cheap and convenient it is, this will now be my go-to transportation for getting to the airport,” said Maya Portillo, a junior education major.