Airport shuttles are free and take travelers to and from airport parking lots 24/7.  Des Moines International Airport shuttles run on two routes; the Grey-Blue Route and the Red Route.  The route you board at the lot pick up will be the route you should look to take upon your arrival back at DSM.  All routes take approximately 10 minutes from pick up to drop off.  The convenient route map is below and you can track the shuttles in real-time here.

Hotel Shuttles

A number of hotels provide their customers with transportation to and from the Des Moines International Airport.  Listed below are nearby lodging providers who provide shuttle service.  When booking, please confirm this service in the event they have made changes.

AC Hotel by Marriott Des Moines East Village 515-518-6060
Americinn Hotel & Suites Des Moines Airport 515-285-5180 
Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport 515-285-0654
Days Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport 515-256-0603
Des Lux Hotel Des Moines Downtown 515-288-5800
DoubleTree by Hilton Des Moines Airport 515-285-7777
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown 515-244-1700
Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport 515-309-4444
Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport 515-287-7300
Hilton Des Moines Downtown Des Moines Downtown 515-241-1456
Hilton Garden Inn  Des Moines/Urbandale 515-270-8890
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown 515-657-8181
Holiday Inn Airport & Conference Center Des Moines Airport 515-287-2400
Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus Des Moines Downtown  515-283-0151
Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines NW - Merle Hay Road 515-278-4755
Homewood Suites Des Moines Airport 515-285-7201
Homewood Suites  West Des Moines  515-218-7500 
Hotel Fort Des Moines Des Moines Downtown 515-528-7733
Hyatt Place  Des Moines Downtown 515-282-5555
Marriott Des Moines Downtown 515-245-5500
Marriott West Des Moines 515-267-1500
Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport 515-287-3434
Ramada Des Moines Airport Hotel & Convention Center Des Moines Airport 515-287-6464
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel Des Moines Downtown 515-244-2151
Sheraton West Des Moines 515-223-1800


Regional Shuttles

Connecting to your final destination in Central Iowa is a breeze with one of these regional shuttle services.  

Ames is a popular destination from the DSM International Airport because of Iowa State University and many prominent national companies. If you specifically want transportation to Iowa State University (ISU) for an event, or a campus visit for potential students, contact: Iowa State University ISU website.

Intra-City Shuttle (between Iowa towns/cities): Executive Express, will provide shuttle service to and from Ames, IA, on a regular basis. They are also a great resource for commuting to other Central Iowa destinations and northern towns along the I-35 corridor between Des Moines and Minneapolis, MN. Call to arrange transportation to your desired destination. Executive Express is located at the north-end of baggage claim near the rental car counters.

Windstar Lines: Call 1-888-494-6378 or visit