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Location & Transportation

Denton has immediate access to highways, air, and rail. Strategically positioned within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex – just 37 miles northwest of Dallas and 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth – Denton is situated on the Interstate 35 Corridor where I-35 E and I-35 W intersect.

From Denton, you can reach 35 percent of the U.S. population by vehicle within 24 hours and 98 percent within 48 hours

Denton Area Map

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the fourth busiest by aircraft movement and twelfth busiest by passenger airport in the world, is 22 miles from downtown Denton.

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), located in the heart of Dallas, is 32 miles from downtown Denton and serves both commercial airlines and corporate user needs.

Alliance Airport (AFW), the world’s first airport specifically designed for industrial and corporate use, is located only 17 miles southwest of Denton in Denton County on I-35 W.  The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is responsible for the expansion of the Logistics Park.  The 750 acre park, which offers direct rail and air services, is one of the largest intermodal facilities in the nation.

Denton Enterprise Airport (DTO)
Denton recognizes the importance of aviation in community planning and the impact of aviation development.  Denton Enterprise Airport is a master planned facility that will continue its role as both an economic asset and provider of quality aviation services well into the future.

Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern Railroads converge in Denton and are accessible from across the country, giving businesses an alternate mode of transporting goods to and from their facilities.

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) provides public transportation in Denton and between Denton and Dallas, offering passenger rail via the A-Train (connects to DART Rail in Carrollton), bus service via Connect, and a commuter vanpool program.

Distance to Major Texas Cities
Amarillo 322 miles
Austin 222 miles
Dallas 37 miles
El Paso 606 miles
Fort Worth 35 miles
Houston 276 miles
Midland 327 miles
San Antonio 295 miles
Source: TX Mileage Guide-Window on State Government


Denton’s proximity to D/FW International Airport offers reasonable flight times to U.S. major cities:

Flight Times to Major U.S. Cities
Atlanta 1 hr 58 min
Chicago 2 hr 09 min
Denver 1 hr 53 min
Los Angeles 3 hr 05 min
Miami 2 hr 35 min
New York 3 hr 15 min
San Francisco 3 hr 25 min
Washington,DC 2 hr 40 min
Source: D/FW Airport travel planner
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