Directions from DFW
The Fort Worth Convention Center and Hotels are located approximately 17.5 miles (28 km) from DFW international airport, the base of American Airlines. Under normal traffic conditions, it should take under 30 minutes to travel by car from DFW to your hotel in Fort Worth. Most major airlines as well as many discount airlines operate out of DFW.
There are various methods to get to downtown Fort Worth from DFW.
(1) Airport Shuttle Services: SuperShuttle is the nation’s leader in airport ground transportation, operating in 40 airports, coast-to-coast and has proudly served the Dallas/Fort Worth hotel community for 30 years, and during that time we have built a reputation of excellent, reliable service.
SuperShuttle is offering all ICIS attendees a special group rate. For attendees who choose to book "round trip" reservations the discount will be even deeper. SuperShuttle rates are typically less than 1/3 of what a taxi costs from DFW to Downtown Hotels so it is a terrific value. Please use the following link to book your reservation for SuperShuttle today http://groups.supershuttle.com/icis2015fortworth.html
(2) Taxis: Curbside taxis cost about $85 (including 20% tip). There are also numerous sedan services that one can arrange in advance. The fares are normally the same as taxis but with the advantage that a driver will be waiting for you outside your baggage claim gate and the automobiles are typically more comfortable. The sedan services would be a good choice for 3-4 ICIS participants who arrive about the same time to share.. Some of the widely used DFW sedan services are:
Fort Worth Airport Taxi
Silver West Limousines, Inc
Phone: (817) 870-1333
Agency Limousine and Coach
Phone: (817) 289-2425
Wynne Sedan and Motorcoach Group
Phone: (972) 915-7300
(3) Train: It is also possible to get to downtown Fort Worth by train. The service is not available on Sundays. On Monday through Saturday, you can ride the TRE between downtown Fort Worth’s T&P station and the CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. You will have to take a shuttle from the terminal building to the train terminal. The train is very inexpensive, but you will then have to walk about 1500 yards (1.4 km) including crossing a busy intersection while carrying your luggage to get from the station to your hotel. The train is not recommended for anyone arriving after dark because the station does not get much activity and there may not anyone around to point you in the right direction.
To check the train schedule, visit http://www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/stationsdetail.html?item_id=1.
For more information about rail service at http://trinityrailwayexpress.org.
For more information on travel from DFW to Fort Worth, as well as for information on travelling via regional airports, please visit the Fort Worth city transportation website at http://www.fortworth.com/about-fort-worth/transportation/.
Sundance Square: Just minutes by foot from the Convention Center, Sundance Square is home to a wide range of cultural and artistic venues, shopping, excellent restaurants, and bars.
Fort Worth Water Gardens: Right outside the Convention Center are the historic Water Gardens. Take a walk around the gardens and enjoy the various waterfalls and vegetation.
Hiking along the Trinity River: A short walk from downtown takes you to the Trinity River hike and bike trail. Take a nice walk, jog or ride along the river. Horseback riding is also available.
Fort Worth Stockyards: Fort Worth’s Western heritage is on vibrant display in the historic Stockyards District. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, a twice-daily cattle drive, the world’s largest honky-tonk and a veritable stampede of authentic hitching-post saloons all await you in the Stockyards.
Cultural District: The Fort Worth Cultural District features five internationally acclaimed museums in a beautiful, park-like setting. The Kimbell Art Museum has one of the best collections of art in Texas. The Amon Carter Museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of American art in the world and the Modern Art Museum features art in all media since the 1950s. The Sid Richardson Museum offers a collection of art displaying the American West. And the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame immortalizes the lives of the pioneering women of the American West.
The Fort Worth Botanic & Japanese Gardens are a short drive from downtown and offers 110 acres of luscious scenary.
Music Scene: Fort Worth loves live music, honky-tonks, intimate jazz bars, free concerts in the park and symphonies at Bass Performance Hall give visitors a wealth of unique musical options.
7th Street District: Just west of downtown, the 7th Street District offers exquisite dining facilities.
Fort Worth Downtown Walking Map