Buses & Paratransit

Access to public transit has never been easier.  Several organizations can be booked to get you where you need to go.  

Bus Transportation

Several services are offered via bus including metro transit, interstate bus lines, and the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency which provides transportation throughout Polk County as well as counties surrounding the Des Moines International Airport. 

Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART)

Bus service is available to and from the airport Monday through Friday from the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART).

Phone Number 515-283-8100
Route Schedule Route #8 serves the Des Moines International Airport
Route Map Click here
Paratransit Bus Service Click here


Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA)

HIRTA is your connection to arrange transportation to counties surrounding Polk County and the Des Moines International Airport. Counties serviced: Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, and Warren. 

Website https//www.hirtapublictransit.com
Email info@hirtapublictransit.com
Toll Free Phone 877-686-0029


Interstate Bus Lines

For destinations outside of the Greater Des Moines Metro Area and the Central Iowa region, contact the bus system providers below.  Please note, these services are off the airport campus.  Cabs are available for transportation to the bus line dispatch centers. 

Greyhound Bus Lines 515-243-1773
Jefferson Bus Lines 888-864-2838
Trailways Bus System 515-288-9459
Windstar Lines 888-494-6378



For paratransit services, please contact one of these local providers. 

Fraser Medical Services 515-284-1111
Midwest Ambucare, Inc. 515-252-0022