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Buses & Paratransit

Bus Transportation

This includes metro transit, interstate bus lines, and the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency which provides transportation throughout Polk County as well as the counties directly surrounding the Des Moines/Airport area.

Des Moines Area Regional Transit
(515) 283-8100

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

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency HIRTA Your connection to arrange transportation to any of the counties surrounding Polk County and the Des Moines International Airport.
Contact Info: e-mail -
Toll free phone: (877) 686-0029 or visit the website at

Counties Serviced:

  • Boone
  • Dallas
  • Jasper
  • Marion
  • Story
  • Warren

For other destinations outside of the Greater Des Moines Metro Area and the Central Iowa region, you may contact the three bus lines that service Iowa for transportation. You would have to take a cab from the airport to their respective 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 

Paratransit (Handicapped assisted transportation)

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