Getting Around Plano

For folks traveling in and around Plano, Texas by car, there are a number of highways and roadways to use. US 75, also known as Central Expressway, travels north and south through Plano to Dallas. Running along the south of Plano is the President George Bush Turnpike, which to locals is known as Texas State Highway 289. On Plano's north side is Texas State Highway Sam Rayburn Tollway, which is also known as SRT. Running parallel to Central Expressway is the Dallas North Tollway that brings tourists and locals to Dallas. Important roadways in Plano going north and south include Custer Road, Coit Road, Preston Road and Alma Drive. Major roads going east and west include West Parker Road, West Park Boulevard, McDermott Road, and East and West Spring Parkway.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) serves the city of Plano and the surrounding area. Buses have regular routes in and around Plano. In addition, there are a number of routes that bring commuters and travelers just a few miles south to Dallas. Bus stops are located near hotels, shopping areas, and a number of local attractions. Buses are set on a fixed schedule and are easy to locate and find.

DART offers a rail system that enables people to get to certain hotspots in Plano and the surrounding area including Dallas. There is one stop in Plano, which is the Downtown Plano Station. There are many sites and attractions at this stop which include Haggard Park, the ArtCentre of Plano, Collin Creek Mall and many other shops, restaurants and other sightseeing opportunities. The many attractions at the Downtown Plano Station make it hard for residents and visitors alike to go elsewhere.

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport serves Plano, Texas and surrounding communities. Less than an hour away by car from Plano, tourists find that it is easy to get to and from the airport. Though the rail service does not go from Plano to the airport, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit offers airport buses to commute folks between the airport and the rail line. In addition, this service is free. People can charter buses for transportation to and from Plano. Taxis are plentiful at the airport and quickly bring customers to their desired locations. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport offers a variety of rental car companies to customers who prefer to drive around Plano and other areas.