Des Moines Airport Duty Free

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About Des Moines Airport (DSM)

5800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321, USA
Des Moines
United States
+1 515-256-5050
Arrivals: Des Moines Airport (DSM) Arrivals
Departures: Des Moines Airport (DSM) Departures
41.5340004, -93.6631012
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Des Moines Airport (IATA: DSM, ICAO: KDSM), is an airport serving the Des Moines area in United States. Scroll down or click here to see what Des Moines Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 2 shops, 1 cafes, and 3 restaurants at Des Moines Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

This airport is in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which called it a primary commercial service airport. In 2014, a record 2.3 million passengers used the airport, up 5.4 percent from 2013.

The airport hosts the Des Moines Air National Guard Base and 132d Fighter Wing (132 FW) of the Iowa Air National Guard.

How far away is Des Moines Airport from from the centre of Des Moines?

It takes approximately 14 mins to drive the 5.0 mi (8 kilometres) between the centre of Des Moines and Des Moines Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside DSM airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United States.

What are the parking options at Des Moines Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Des Moines Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Des Moines Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 4 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 2 different shops around Des Moines Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Des Moines Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Des Moines Airport include:

American Grill
  • Sunday-Friday: 4:30am-7:30pm Saturdays- until 6:30
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Capitol Marketplace
  • (515) 256-5640
  • 4:30am-7pm every day except Sat.- until 6pm
  • Main Terminal Level 2
  • After Security
Capitol News & Gifts
  • 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sat 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Lobby Level
  • After Security
Friedrich's Coffee
  • Main Terminal Level 2
  • After Security
Pizza Hut Express
  • Main Terminal Level 2
  • After Security
True Burger
  • Main Terminal Level 2
  • After Security
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