Travel Information for J-School Hackathon at University of North Texas

Getting to the Hackathon at UNT

Transportation to Denton

There are two airports in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) is 27 miles from the UNT campus and Dallas Love Field (DAL) is 39 miles from the UNT campus. Uber is available from DFW Airport for approximately $37-$47 each way and from Love Field for approximately $39-51 each way. Super Shuttle is available starting at $54 for one person. For information on bus/train combinations to get to Denton from the airports, please visit this website. Please note the A Train does not run on Sundays.

Hotel Choices in Denton

Springhill Suites Marriott
1434 Centre Place Dr.
Denton, TX 76205
(940) 383-4100

6 minute shuttle ride to UNT Student Union

Room rates are $109 for a King Size bed or two Queen beds; the block will be held until September 26, 2017. Use this link to get the special Hackathon rate. Or you can call to reserve a room at (940) 382-4600 and mention the UNT Hackathon Group Block.

Courtyard Marriott Denton
2800 Colorado Blvd.
Denton, Texas 76210
(940) 382-4600

No shuttle available; about a 10 minute drive to Student Union

Room rates are $91 for rooms with a King Size bed or two Queen beds. Call to reserve a room at (940) 382-4600 and mention the UNT rate.

Other hotels in the area:

Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
2450 Brinker Rd.
Denton, TX 76208
(940) 387-1000

10 minute drive to Student Union

Homewood Suites
2907 Shoreline Dr.
Denton, TX 76210
(940) 382-0420

15 minute drive to Student Union

Getting to the UNT Gateway Center

The Gateway Center is located at 801 North Texas Blvd., Denton, Texas 76201. You can find The Gateway Center on Google Maps here. Springhill Suites Marriott has a complimentary shuttle that will take you to UNT and back. The Courtyard Marriott does not have a shuttle.

Parking for the Gateway Center

If you are driving to Denton, you’ll park in Lot 20 (event parking), directly across North Texas Blvd. from the Gateway Center. You’ll need a parking pass for your windshield, but the parking is free. Please contact [email protected] to get a parking pass emailed to you before the event. Lot 37 is located at the corner of Welch Street and Union Circle.