How to Get Here

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person event is currently suspended until further notice, but we are currently hosting RAWR6 as a virtual event.

There are a variety of methods for arriving at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX. While we can't provide an exhaustive list of ways to get here, the most common ways of getting to (or close to) the workshop are documented below. 

For the first part of the trip, which will bring attendees to one of two recommended major cities near the workshop: Dallas, Texas, or Fort Worth, Texas. For the second part of the trip, which is to the University of Texas at Dallas itself, attendees may leverage cars, shuttles, or the regional public transit system.

Note that attendees will be given the final destination once they have accepted and paid for the workshop. Travel directions enclosed below are for estimation and planning only.

Recommended Major Arrival Points

For the first portion of the trip, attendees may choose between one of the following cities for arrival:

  1. Dallas, Texas - home of Southwest Airlines and Dallas Love Field, Dallas offers attendees an international airport as well as stopping points for train, light rail (DART), and bus service.
  2. Fort Worth, Texas -  a major American Airlines hub, Fort Worth also features an international airport and is also a stopping point for a variety of national bus carriers, the local bus service, train and .

Between both of these cities, the retreat recommends that Dallas, Texas, specifically, Dallas Love Field (DAL) be leveraged for arrivals and departures.



If you are accepted to the workshop and planning on renting a car or bringing your own, we would strongly recommend coordinating with your fellow attendees using the Candidate Mailing List. This will help minimize the number of vehicles required to travel from major transit points and also helps your and your fellow attendees share transportation costs.

Attendees whose trip will be entirely by car are responsible for planning out their trips using their preferred mapping solution. We suggest Google Maps.

If you are renting a car at Dallas Love Field, you can leverage this Google Map to get approximate directions.

If you are renting a car at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, you can leverage this Google Map instead.



Greyhound Bus Lines provides services to the following locations within one or two hours of the retreat:

  • Dallas, Texas
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Plano, Texas

Other bus services, such as Bolt Bus and Megabus may also provide services. For more information on bus service, consult the Greyhound, Bolt Bus, and Megabus websites.

Note that this will not take you directly to the workshop site at the University of Texas at Dallas. You will need to further travel via another method such as public transit.



The nearest major airports are:

For a full list of airlines, airline schedules, and other information, please consult the airport website and/or the commercial airline websites. Our recommended airlines are Southwest AirlinesFrontier Airlines, or Delta Airlines.

You will need to further travel to the University of Texas at Dallas via another method such as public transit.



There are a few Amtrak stations within one or two hours of the University of Texas at Dallas:

  • Dallas Union Station (DAL)
  • Fort Worth Union Station(FTW)

For more information about the stations and train schedules, please visit the Amtrak website. For more complex or difficult to schedule itineraries, you may contact Amtrak directly via telephone. Note that some of the stations listed may not be full service or even train stations, but may be pickup and drop-off points only.

Once arriving at your destination, you will need to further travel via another method such as public transit.


Private Transit

There are a variety of private transit options available from any of the cities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, California. Be advised that many of the taxi and private car services may be expensive due to the amount of time and distance, or may not be available in all cities.

Some reference times for people driving from selected major transit reference points near the workshop:

  • Plano, Texas (15-30 Minutes)
  • Dallas, Texas (30-60 minutes)
  • Fort Worth, Texas (45-90 Minutes)
  • Austin, Texas (3 Hours, 30 Minutes)
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (3 Hours, 30 Minutes)
  • Houston, Texas (4 Hours, 15 Minutes)

Should you require private car service, you must arrange through the service of your choice. If you want to use a semi-private car service, we would suggest utilizing LyftSuperShuttle, or another semi-private car service.

Note that you may need to further travel via another method such as public transit.


Public or Mass Transit

If you are interested in taking public transit to come to the workshop, there are several options available from the following locations:

  • Dallas Love Field: (Bus: 524 -> Light Rail: Green/Orange -> Light Rail: Red -> Bus: 362/883) [1.5-2.5 Hours]
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International: (Light Rail: Orange -> Light Rail: Red -> Bus: 362/883) [2.0-2.5 Hours]
  • Plano: (Light Rail: Orange/Red -> Bus: 362) [45 Minutes]

Public transit is best for individuals who don't foresee needing a vehicle during the workshop. Please keep in mind that the workshop will not be providing a vehicle or attendee transportation to specific locations for safety reasons.

This will take you to the University of Texas at Dallas directly, but additional local travel may be required.

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