Denton Courthouse on the Square

Denton is a city in Texas. It is a college town which forms the northern tip of what is known as the Golden Triangle, the other two points being Dallas and Fort Worth, approximately equidistant to the southeast and southwest.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airports with commercial service are Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW) and Love Field (IATA: DAL).

By train

While Amtrak does not stop in Denton, Dallas's DART rail system (Green Line) goes northwest from the city. You can transfer at the Trinity Mills station (the next-to-last station) to take Denton's A-Train to Denton.

By car

Denton is situated on I-35 at the point where it splits into 35E, heading southeast to Dallas, and 35W, heading southwest to Fort Worth. Depending on the traffic, it takes about 30 minutes from either. If you are coming from Oklahoma City it takes around 4 hours. Highway 380 also connects Denton to Decatur 30 minutes west, and U.S. 75 30 minutes east. The Denton Airport (DTO)is located within the city limits of the City of Denton, only four miles from the central business district and 15 minutes north of the Texas Motor Speedway.

By bus

Greyhound offers service to Denton, with a station in the northwest corner of town adjacent to I-35.

Get around

The Denton County Transportation authority runs several bus routes throughout the day. There is also a free shuttle service for UNT, TWU, and NCTC students. Although it is best to rent a car in Denton, you can easily use the buses. See the Denton County Transportation Authority.


Texas Woman's University Greenhouse



Denton's historic town square has several good antique and specialty shops.






University of North Texas pedestrian bridge

Fry Street area

These establishments are all easy to spot from the corner of Fry Street and Hickory. Note also that it is legal to drink alcohol on the street here until 2:30AM, provided that it is not in a glass container. It is illegal, however, to carry alcohol onto the UNT campus grounds across the street.


Go next

Routes through Denton

Oklahoma City Gainesville  N  S  Splits into and
Merges onto  N  S  Lewisville Dallas
Merges onto  N  S  Fort Worth Waco
END Stroud  N  E  Fort Worth Del Rio
Post Decatur  W  E  McKinney Greenville

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