Iowa Airports

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Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

Location: The airport is located five miles (8km) from downtown Des Moines.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: +1 515 256 5050
Getting to the city: The Des Moines Area Transit Authority (DART) Route 8 offers service to and from the airport to downtown Des Moines. A one-way fare is $1.75. The Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) provides door-to-door service to all counties within the Greater Des Moines Metro Area, while intercity connections can be made via the Greyhound, Jefferson, or Trailways bus lines. Car rental and taxi options are available.
Car rental: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty counters are located in the baggage claim area.
Airport Taxis: Metered taxis are available from the airport. Officially recommended companies include Capito and Yellow Cab.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include restaurants, a food court, shops, a meet and greet area, ATMs and conference rooms. Disabled facilities are good.
Parking: Several parking garages are located adjacent to the terminal, with rates starting at $1 per 20 minutes and $14 per day in the long-term parking lot, and $1 per 20 minutes or $32 per day for short-term parking. A free shuttle service operates from the economy lots, which offer lower rates starting from $2 per hour up to $5 per day. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)

Location: The airport is about eight miles (13km) from Cedar Rapids.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: (319) 362 8336 or email
Getting to the city: Cedar Rapids Transit Route 11 provides service to the airport roughly every half hour between around 5.40am and 6.40pm on weekdays, and once per hour between around 8.40am and 4.40pm on Saturdays, depending on demand. One way fares are $1.50 and correct change is required.
Car rental: Car rental companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, National, and Enterprise.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport. Officially recommended companies include American Class, Yellow Cab and Master Cab.
Facilities: Airport facilities include an ATM, a business centre, charging stations, a gift shop, restaurants and bars, an information centre, a lost and found, a mothers' room, and public phones.
Parking: Short and long-term parking is located adjacent to the terminal building; the first 20 minutes are free. Short-term rates are $2 for 30 minutes, $3 for the first hour and $1 for each subsequent 30 minutes up to a daily rate of $14. Long-term parking has a daily rate of $8.


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