Passenger guide - Des Moines airport (DSM) 

 

Des Moines International Airport, opened in 1933, serves the metropolitan area of the city of the same name and is one of the most important in the state of Iowa. It basically operates with domestic flights.

Official Website: dsmairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 2.4 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 515 256 5050. Tourist information counter in the baggage reclaim area.

 

The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) to the southwest of the business district of Des Moines.

 
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Bus - Services provided on weekdays from 6:20 am to 6:10 pm by DART's route 8 (Tel +1 515 283 8100), with stops at the central station, Wakonda Shopping Center and AIB College of Business. Journey time is 20 minutes and the fare is USD1.75.
HIRTA (Tel +1 877 686 0029) serves the counties surrounding Polk County, including Jasper, Marion, Warren and Story.
For destinations outside central Iowa, contact Greyhound (Tel +1 515 243 1773), Jefferson Lines (Tel +1 888 864 2838), Burlington Trailways (Tel +1 515 288 9459) or Windstar Lines (Tel +1 888 494 6378).
On the other hand, Executive Express (Tel +1 320 253 2226) provides regular transport to Ames and other locations in the center and the north of the state along the I-35 corridor, between Des Moines and Minneapolis. Their desk is located on the north end of the baggage reclaim area.
Timetables and routes

Taxi - Capitol Cab (Tel +1 515 282 8111), City Cab (Tel +1 515 279 5555), Freedom TaxiCab (Tel +1 515 289 9800), United Cab (Tel +1 515 277 7784) and Yellow Cab (Tel +1 515 243 1111) operate from outside the Arrivals Hall. Travel time to the city centre is 20 minutes.

 

There are car rental desks in the baggage reclaim area.

Alamo (Tel +1 877 222 9075 / 515 256 5353 - Sunday to Friday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +1 800 230 4898 / 515 256 5623 - Monday to Thursday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Friday and Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 800 527 0700 / 515 287 2612 - Monday to Thursday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Friday and Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 3665 / 515 256 5852 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 261 7331 / 515 256 5665 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 / 515 285 9650 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
National (Tel +1 877 222 9058 / 515 256 5353 - Sunday to Friday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 847 4389 / 515 256 5850)

 

The airport has ATMs, postboxes, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access for 60 minutes. There is a business center in Concourse A and meeting rooms on the Skywalk level of the terminal.

Food and Drinks- In the public area there is a food court with several options. After security there is a restaurant and some coffee shops.
Shopping- Souvenirs, books, clothing, accessories, newsagents.
Baggage- For enquiries about lost property, contact the administration office, on the second floor of the terminal (Tel +1 515 256 5100 / 5000).
Other Services-

 

The enclosure has spaces for short and long stays and free parking for motorcycles. There is also a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Parking) next to the access road. More information: Tel +1 515 256 5038. Fees

Long-Term & Short-Term - Located opposite the terminal building. The first 20 minutes are free.
Economy 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Remote areas with a courtesy shuttle service to the main building. In lot 3, the first 20 minutes have no charge.

 

Ramps, elevators, adapted toilets and telephones, reserved parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should contact their airline. Fraser Medical Services (Tel +1 515 284 1111) and Midwest Ambucare (Tel +1 515 252 0022) offer transport from the airport for disabled passengers by previous request.

 

Many of the nearby hotels provide courtesy transport for their guests, and reservations can be made via a complimentary phone in the baggage reclaim area. Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center (Tel +1 515 287 2400), Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport (Tel +1 480 568 4516), AmericInn Hotel & Suites Des Moines Airport (Tel +1 515 285 5180), Hampton Inn Des Moines-Airport (Tel +1 515 287 7300), Days Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport (Tel +1 515 256 0603), Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport (Tel +1 515 287 6364), Ramada Des Moines Airport (Tel +1 515 287 6464), DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport (Tel +1 515 285 7777), Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport (Tel +1 515 309 4444), Peaceful Haven Guest House (Tel +1 515 287 9055).