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Des Moines International Airport Ground Transportation

Ground Transportation

The Des Moines International Airport is situated in Des Moines, Iowa, approximately six miles (ten minutes) from downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Taxicab, metro bus, limousine service and specialized transport services serve the Des Moines International Airport for the benefit of the visitors.


The Des Moines International Airport is served by two registered taxi / cab companies with dedicated offices for the convenience of disembarking passengers.
Capitol Cab Company - +1 515 282 8111
Yellow Cab Company - +1 515 243 1111

Limousine Services

Four limousine companies provide limousine services from the Des Moines International Airport to downtown and greater Des Moines, Iowa. Ames Limousine Service runs in-between Ames and Des Moines.
Gene's Transportation Svc. - +1 515 249 1127
Majestic Limousine - +1 515 243 4475
A-1 Executive Limousine - +1 515 276 0001
Smithson Limousine Service - +1 515 285 6346

Public Transport

Scheduled public transport services are also available for destinations outside the greater Des Moines area (Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, West Des Moines) and the central Iowa region. Passengers are required to commute from the Des Moines International Airport to designated dispatch centers.
Greyhound Bus Lines - +1 515 243 1773
Trailways Bus System - +1 515 288 9459

Specialized Transportation

A special transport service (CyRide) plies between Ames and Des Moines. Commuters to the Ames Iowa State University shuttle can use the service, which runs periodically during holidays, semester breaks, and the beginning and end of the school year, or use the taxi service, which provides a round-the-clock shuttle service from Des Moines International Airport to Ames, Iowa.

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