American Airlines flies from Arlington to Abilene 5 times a day. Alternatively, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) operates a bus from Arlington to Abilene hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 18 min. Greyhound USA also services this route 5 times a day.
From Arlington taxi to Dallas/Ft.Worth airport, fly to Abilene airport, then taxi to Abilene. 1 h 14 min $438. From Arlington taxi to Bell Station, train to Fort Worth, TX, then bus to Abilene, TX. 4 h 20 min $58. From Arlington drive to Abilene. 2 h 43 min $19.