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Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

Whether you’re going from Des Moines Airport to the Iowa State Capitol or from the Des Moines zoo to the airport, count on Uber to get you there.

5800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
+1 515-256-5050

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Up to $15 off

Get $5 off each of your first three rides. Use promo code NEWRIDER15. Expires 30 days after the promo code is applied to your Uber account.

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Ways to ride

  • UberX1-4

    Affordable, everyday rides

  • UberXL1-6

    Affordable rides for groups up to 6

How to get a ride from Des Moines Airport

Request when you’re ready to walk outside

Choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs.

Exit on the arrivals level

From baggage claim, follow signs to the rideshare pickup area. This is where all Uber driver-partners at DSM meet travelers for pickup.

Wait at the Uber pickup location

Follow your driver’s progress in-app, or contact them to further coordinate your pickup.

Des Moines Airport map

Des Moines Airport has one passenger terminal with 2 concourses that handle domestic flights: Concourse A and Concourse C.

Top questions from riders

Yes. Tap here for a list of airports around the world where you can request a ride with Uber.

The cost of an Uber trip to (or from) Des Moines Airport depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.

You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.

Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

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Des Moines Airport visitor information

Des Moines International Airport serves the city of Des Moines, Iowa, and handles around 2.5 million travelers annually. DSM Airport is about an 11-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions from downtown Des Moines, which is located 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the airport.

Des Moines Airport terminals

Des Moines International Airport has one main passenger terminal with 2 concourses: Concourse A and Concourse C. You can plan your trip using the information below.

Des Moines Airport airlines

  • Allegiant
  • American
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Southwest
  • United

Dining at Des Moines Airport

DSM Airport restaurants and bars can be found in 5 locations across the terminal, where travelers can buy a variety of DSM Airport food and beverages, including burgers, salads, and sandwiches. Dining options are predominantly located post-security. Snacks can be purchased from vending machines throughout the airport.

Getting around Des Moines Airport

A DSM Airport shuttle, located outside the baggage claim area, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, transporting travelers to the car parks.

Things to do at Des Moines Airport

Des Moines Airport shops include newsstands, fashion stores, and more. Travelers can get a massage in Concourse A.

Hotels near Des Moines Airport

Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near DSM Airport, there are more than 10 hotels and accommodations nearby.

Points of interest near Des Moines Airport

  • Asian gardens
  • Des Moines’s botanical garden
  • East Village
  • Great Western Trail

Find more information about DSM Airport here.

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