By Public Transportation
Within the city, the only public transportation most visitors will need are city buses (the T) that run every 20 minutes among the three major districts, from the Fort Worth Zoo all the way to the Stockyards, making stops downtown on the way. Buses run daily from 6:15am to 10:15pm. The regular one-way fare is $1.50 for adults; 75¢ for seniors, travelers with disabilities, and students ages 6 to 16; and $3 ($1.50 students and seniors) for a Day Pass. Within the downtown area, service is free. Route 1 (brown) travels from North Main Street to the Stockyards; Route 2 (blue), from Camp Bowie to the Cultural District; and Route 7 (green), from University/Montgomery to the Cultural District. Trolley Route 15 travels Saturday only to the Stockyards from downtown hotels and the ITC rail station. A trolley also runs on Saturdays from the ITC rail station to the Fort Worth Zoo with stops in the Cultural District. Pick up a schedule at any visitor information center or obtain information on schedules by calling tel. 817/215-8600 or 334-0092, or by visiting the website at www.the-t.com.
The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) is the most convenient and hassle-free way to travel to Dallas without having to worry about traffic. It's an express commuter train connecting the two cities, traveling to DFW Airport, Irving, Dallas's American Airlines Center (for Mavericks and Stars games), and Dallas Union Station ($5 round-trip). Pickup and drop-off points are the Texas & Pacific Station and the Intermodal Transportation Center downtown. Call tel. 877/215-8600 or 817/215-8600 or visit www.the-t.com for route and schedule information.
With the city's efficient bus and trolley services, you can quite easily manage to get around Fort Worth without a car. However, if you want to spend time in Dallas or Arlington, you will be better off with an automobile. Car-rental agencies in Fort Worth include Avis, 801 W. Weatherford (tel. 800/230-4898; www.avis.com); Budget, 1001 Henderson (tel. 800/527-0700; www.budget.com); Enterprise, 2832 W. 7th St. (tel. 800/RENT A CAR [736-8222]; www.enterprise.com); and Hertz, 917 Taylor St. (tel. 817/654-3131; www.hertz.com).
You'll have to call a cab unless you're lucky enough to catch one outside a hotel. The major companies operating in Fort Worth are Yellow Checker Taxi (tel. 817/426-6262) and Cowboy Cab (tel. 817/428-0202). Fares are $2.25 (initial drop) and 20¢ for each additional 1/9 mile. Extras include $2 extra passenger charge, $3.60 airport exit fee, and $2.60 airport drop-off fee.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.