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Des Moines Airport Shuttle and Taxis

Fixed Rates for your Des Moines Airport Taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Des Moines Airport Shuttle - The Quickest Way to Get Downtown

Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa in the U.S. One of the most famous landmarks is the glistening gold-domed State Capitol building in the East Village. However, there are many exciting places to visit in Des Moines, such as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the stunning Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. To begin exploring this exciting city as quickly as possible, we suggest taking a Des Moines Airport Shuttle

From the moment you step out of the airport in Des Moines, Welcome Pickups will take care of all your transport needs. Your driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, ready to carry your luggage to your pre-selected vehicle. Even if your flight is delayed, our live alert system will ensure your driver is informed about your new landing time immediately. 

While you begin your quick Des Moines airport taxi ride, your driver will answer any questions you may have about the city and will share a few insider tips on things to see and do during your stay. Let Welcome take care of all your transfer needs, so all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
17 €
19 €
10 MIN
17 €
19 €
10 MIN
50 €
52 €
50 MIN

Welcome’s Des Moines Airport Taxi Fleet

Nothing says “Welcome to a new city” better than exploring it with your loved ones. That’s why at Welcome Pickups, we have an extensive fleet of Des Moines airport taxi sizes to suit every group. If you’re travelling with 4 passengers or fewer, you can enjoy a ride in one of our modern sedans. On the other hand, if your group is larger (up to 8 passengers), you will all fit comfortably in one of our spacious minivans.

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

Directions for your Airport Shuttle in Des Moines

Des Moines International Airport (DSW) is located just 7.5 km southwest of downtown Des Moines. The airport sits on 2,600 acres and has two runways, which 6 commercial airlines operate from. The journey time from the airport to downtown in a Des Moines airport taxi will be just 10 minutes in light traffic. 

Your driver will begin your Des Moines airport taxi ride by heading east on Cowles Drive toward Duck Pond Road. They will then take a left onto Porter Avenue, before heading left onto southwest 20th Street. After following this road for around 0.3 km, your driver will take another left onto Fleur Drive and a right onto Bell Avenue. As you drive along Bell Avenue, it will become Thomas Beck Road, which your driver will follow for another 2 km, before turning left onto southwest 7th Street. This street will become 6th Avenue, which you will follow into the heart of downtown Des Moines.

Why Book your Airport Shuttle in Des Moines with Welcome?

One of the most difficult things to do when travelling is to budget your trip. Whether you’re splashing out on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation or are exploring on a budget, knowing how much you need to pay for your airport transportation is important. That’s why we recommend booking your Des Moines airport shuttle with Welcome Pickups. We offer pre-paid fixed rate fares, guaranteed on-time pickups, 24/7 customer support and hand-picked local drivers that can help you make the most out of your stay in Des Moines.

Cost of a Des Moines Airport Shuttle

The local Des Moines airport taxi drivers will use a taximeter to calculate your fare. This will include a base fare, price per mile and an airport surcharge of $4.50 (€4.50). The average cost for an airport shuttle in Des Moines is around $17 (€17), but this may change depending on your exact destination downtown and the number of passengers. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set rate fare, we suggest pre-booking your Des Moines airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Frequently asked questions

Are the Des Moines airport taxi fares fixed?

No, the cost of your airport shuttle in Des Moines will be calculated using a taximeter. The exact cost of your journey will depend on the number of passengers and the distance you travel, but a trip downtown will be around $17 (€17). If you’d prefer a set-rate fare for your Des Moines airport taxi, we recommend booking in advance with Welcome Pickups.

How will I find my Welcome driver?

You will know exactly who you’re meeting at Des Moines airport before you land. We will send you an email 24 hours before you fly, containing your driver’s name, photo and phone number. Then, on the day of your Des Moines airport shuttle service, you will find your driver waiting right outside of the arrivals hall exit doors. 

So that your pickup runs as smoothly as possible, you can also download our Mobile Application, where you can track your driver’s location in real time.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

There’s no need to worry about flight delays or sudden changes in your flight schedule. At Welcome Pickups, we provide our drivers with live updates on any changes to your flight time, so they will always be there the moment you land.

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