As a student attending the University of North Texas, it should be a top priority to become familiar with the Denton County Transit Authority. Whether you are just coming and going from your off-campus apartment community to classes or traveling to Dallas for an internship with a Fortune-500 corporation… if you need to get somewhere economically, DCTA is your ticket… Check out some of the services below:
A-TRAIN RAIL SERVICE – The A-train is DCTA’s 21-mile commuter rail line connecting Denton and Dallas Counties. The A-train connects with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line at the Trinity Mills Station in Carrollton, Texas. Passengers can transfer to DART’s Green Line, which provides access to DART’s Red, Orange and Blue Lines and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The A-train operates Monday through Saturday, excluding major holidays. DCTA has five A-train stations – two in Denton and three in Lewisville. Passengers can ride the A-train free in the designated “free fare” zones between the Downtown Denton Transit Center and the MedPark Station, as well as between the Hebron Station and the Trinity Mills Station. For more info. >
DENTON CONNECT – DCTA Connect bus service is a local, fixed-route service that operates in the cities of Denton and Lewisville. The routes were configured to provide easy access to many popular destinations within each city as well as connection to A-train stations for access to the commuter rail line. Connect bus service operates Monday through Saturday, excluding major holidays. For more info. >
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS – The UNT Campus Shuttle is a DCTA service offered in partnership with the University of North Texas to provide direct shuttle service to and from off-campus student-oriented housing in Denton. Get route info. >
ACCEPTABLE FARE – The UNT shuttle is open to any and all riders. Valid DCTA connect, Local System and Regional fare options are accepted. UNT students, faculty and staff with a valid school ID ride the UNT shuttle and connect bus service for no additional fare. Students, faculty & staff of UNT receive free fare for the following DCTA services by presenting their UNT identification cards: UNT Campus Shuttles, NCTC Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Denton Connect Buses and Lewisville Connect Buses.
CONNECT ROUTES 7 & 8 – Serve the University of North Texas campus from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) offering transfer opportunities to the A-train and other Connect Routes throughout Denton. You can catch either route at several locations bordering the university campus.
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UNT CAMPUS SHUTTLE HOURS & HOLIDAY – During the academic year, the UNT Shuttle Service operates Monday through Friday, with Campus Circular Routes service on nights and weekends. Limited summer service is offered late May through mid-August.
Get holiday calendar >