There are five terminals with a total of 188 gates in the airport, which has an intriguing arrangement. The distribution is set out so that the airport has two sides: an eastern side and a western side. While terminals B and D are located on the western side, A, C, and E are located on the eastern side. Another terminal, F, is now being built, and it will be ready to welcome visitors in 2025.
The design of the airport prevents all of its 70+ million yearly passengers from being squeezed into just one or two terminals. The distribution makes operations simple, makes it simple to separate local flights from international flights, and allows some airlines, like American Airlines, to have their own terminals.
You can choose from the following methods for navigating the terminals:
- The Terminal Link shuttle service
- The Skylink train system
- Going by foot through the available paths
Transferring by foot
As you probably know by now, terminals A, B, and C operate in a similar fashion. A and C are home to American Airlines, while B is home to American Eagle, a branch of American Airlines. All three terminals deal with domestic flights and have similar structures. They are connected through paths and bridges with clear signs that you can follow if you wish to take the path on foot.
The DFW Terminal Link Shuttle
This option is a near perfect one due to its ease of access and the variety of destinations that it takes you to. It also happens to stops at multiple locations across the airport and won’t cost you a dime! The platform is generally on the departures level (with the exception of Terminal D, on the arrivals level), and it just cannot be missed with its brightly colored orange exterior.
The DFW Skylink
This service is extremely convenient in that the train service arrives every two-minutes to pick up and drop off flyers. The average duration of a single ride is usually no more than a few minutes as well. The convenience, however, doesn’t stop there, as this service is also completely free of charge and has more than one stop at every terminal. Press here to find out exactly where to catch the Skylink at every terminal.