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Majority of our lots are located minutes from the terminal, making it easy to catch flights with our shuttles.


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Parking Guide

Parking At Des Moines International Airport Fly in and out of Des Moines International Airport without worrying about the hassle of finding a place to park! helps you make your search for Des Moines Airport parking as convenient and easy as possible. Right now, there is one lot available for reservation online off-site, with complimentary shuttle service that runs to DSM airport. Travelers that choose to park at Des Moines airport have several options. The Short Term garage is for short visits, while the Long Term Parking structure is located next to the terminal. Economy parking is a surface lot on the southeast side of the airport next to Fleur Drive. Park your car at the Economy lot, then get picked up by one of the free continuously running shuttles to drop you off at DSM. If the first lot is full, there is a second Economy lot to the east across Fleur Drive, with shuttles going back and forth from the parking lot to Des Moines International airport. DSM Airport Guide Des Moines International Airport (DSM), about three miles away from Des Moines, serves the capital of Iowa and surrounding areas. Offering nonstop service to destinations such as Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay, DSM airport had nearly 2 million passengers pass through in 2010. Although Des Moines International Airport is served by several major airlines including AirTran Airways, Allegiant Air, Delta, US Airways, American Eagle, and Frontier, about a third of DSM airport flights are from United. The airport is easy to access from nearby freeways. If you’re coming from the north, take I-35 southbound to I-235 West and exit Martin Luther King Parkway to Fleur Drive. From the south, follow I-35 northbound to Iowa Highway 5. If traveling from east or west, take I-80 to either Iowa Highway 5 or I-235 East, respectively. Additionally, DSM airport has buses available for Polk County through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) and the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA). Recently, the DSM terminals were given a makeover with renovations in several concourses and the airport building itself. As it currently stands, the airport terminal is divided into two concourses. Concourse A deals with flights from Allegiant Air, AirTran, Frontier, United and its affiliate United Express, while Concourse C is utilized by American Eagle, Delta, and US Airways.

Parking Resources

  • Shuttles coming from long term parking lots not located at Des Moines International Airport will drop off and pick up passengers at their terminal.
  • There are several places to park on-site at Des Moines Airport: Short Term Parking, Long Term Parking, and two Economy parking lots.
  • On occasion, Des Moines airport offers discounts or specials on their parking. Check the website to find out if there are any deals online.
  • DSM airport offers Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the terminal for a free from Boingo Wireless.


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