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Dallas Love Field Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Dallas Love Field Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I didnt see a single person, from the moment i go there around 12:30am till around 5:30am it was completely deserted. - a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Dallas Love-Field Airport.

What to Expect

  • Dallas Love-Field Airport is a convenient airport located in the heart of Dallas, with seventeen gates.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Dallas Love Field is open 24 hours a day, but travellers are not allowed to wait or sleep airside after security checkpoints have closed for the night, around 11:45PM. Passengers already airside are required to go landside until security reopens at 4:25AM, and will need to clear security to re-enter. This is strictly enforced!
  • The only area in the airport for overnighters is Love Landing. Tables and chairs, comfortable couches and soft chairs, a 24-hour Dunkin Donuts, and nearby restrooms make Love Landing a superb place to spend the night.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Dallas Love-Field Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Dallas Love Field Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this time.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Dallas Love Field Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Doubletree by Hilton Dallas Love Field - (2 minutes from the airport) Located across the street from the airport. Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Embassy Suites Dallas Love Field - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Love Field Airport - (5 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius - no downtown) from 7:00AM to 7:00PM Monday thru Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the shuttle runs to the airport only. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Dallas-Love Field on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Dallas Love Field Airport through Boingo. The first 30 minutes is free.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • North Texas Sunrise
    Art Gallery
    - North Texas Sunrise in the main lobby was recently named one of the top public art projects of 2014 by Public Art Year in Review. There are additional pieces located throughout the terminal.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside (between gates 5 and 7 • between gates 13 and 15 • near the art gallery in the passenger connector between the checkpoint and the termina • baggage claim • Love Landing • beside the escalator to the parking garages opposite the security checkpoint).
  • Baby Care Facilities - A nursing room is located in STEM, next to Sky Canyon. Lil’ Luv Lounge is also located in STEM, next to Creative Kids Stuff.
  • Children's Play Area - Located in the connector hallway.
  • Cots - In the event of bad weather or massive flight cancellations, this airport has a supply of cots for stranded travellers. If you are stranded during a weather delay, contact an airport employee to find out when the cots are located. Unfortunately, the cots are not available for travellers who simply decide to spend the night in the airport. Due to the amount of wacky email we receive about this, we'll also let you know that cots cannot be "reserved" and we don't know where they are kept. Please speak to a gate agent or an airport employee.
  • Currency Exchange - Not available.
  • Duty Free and Shopping - Duty Free is not available here. A small variety of shops is available including 3 Hudson News locations for any last minute requirements.
  • Family Services - A children’s restroom is located on the West concourse, across from Gate 2. Family restrooms are located in these areas: across from the car rental / baggage claim area (landside) • under Sky Bridge (landside) • near all men’s / women’s restrooms (airside).
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions in the airport close from 10:00PM - 4:30AM, except for the 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts, located in Love Landing. Vending machines are available Airside as well as one machine located Landside in the Baggage Claim Area.
  • Information Desk - There are three information desks: one in baggage claim, one opposite the security checkpoint, and one in the center of the passenger terminal.
  • Luggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the baggage claim area. Rates: $4.00 per cart.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - There are approximately 2600 power ports and charging stations at Love Field, including over 1300 electric charging plugs and 1300 USB charging ports. All power ports and charging stations are free of charge. The Food Court area provides power ports and charging station at over 90% of the seating. The airport is not using power poles. 
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

Love Field is open 24 hours.  Flights operate from 6:00AM to 11:00PM due to noise restrictions.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

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As of February 2018, Dallas Love Field airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Delta • Southwest Airlines • Virgin America Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Amtrak Connections

Dallas Love Field Airport is not directly connected to the train system. If you have onward travel via the train, you will need use the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) system to get there (about 45 minutes with 2 connections) or take a taxi (about 10 minutes).

Car Rentals

ACE, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National, Hertz and Thrifty are on-site and offer shuttles from the Lower Level in the Rental Car Shuttle area.


The Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, is the public transportation system which covers the Dallas area by bus, light rail, commuter rail and HOV lanes. DART Love Link 524 is the shuttle bus that connects the airport with Inwood/Love Field station (train station). Love Field Airport passengers can take the Love Link shuttle to Inwood/Love Field station for free. For fares, schedules and routes, visit the DART website.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels offer free airport shuttle service as a convenience for their guests. Hotel shuttles pick-up outside the terminal on the Lower Level, Zone F. Contact your hotel of choice for shuttle service availability and information. Here are a few hotels that offer airport shuttle service: Candlewood Suites - Dallas Market Center   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson   Dallas-Love Field (Medical Center)   •   Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Love Field   •   Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Love Field   •   Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center   •   Homewood Suites Dallas-Market Center   •   MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites  •  Residence Inn Dallas Market Center.

Shared Ride Shuttle

SuperShuttle, Yellow Checker Shuttle and City Shuttle provide 24-hour door-to-door shared ride or exclusive ride service between the airport and the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. One-person shared ride fares to downtown Dallas are $15 and up. At the time of this December 2017 update, we can not confirm these rates.


Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal, across the street from baggage claim. At the time of this December 2017 update, the approximate fare from Love Field to downtown Dallas is $21 USD (for one passenger, $2 USD per each passenger thereafter).

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Last Updated: 31 October 2017

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