Bus Services

Bus Service to Ankeny and Urban Campuses

Ankeny Campus

The DMACC Ankeny Campus is served by the Ankeny Express Route 98, which operates between Ankeny and downtown Des Moines and the DMACC Urban Campus. The service operates from approximately 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each weekday except major holidays.

There two bus stops within the DMACC Ankeny Campus, including one between Lots H & K and another on the west side of campus. Buses WILL NOT wait for students to come out of buildings; they must be AT THE STOP prior to pick-up time.

Students are responsible for making certain that they are aware of the posted pick-up and drop off times.

Map and schedule of the Ankeny Express Route 98.

Want to see if your bus is on time?
View real-time data on Google Maps.

For more information on Route 98, please call DART at 515-283-8100. Urban Campus

Urban Campus

The DMACC Urban Campus is served by local Routes 3, 15, 16, 17 and 60 as well as the Ankeny Express Route 98.

  • Route 3: Provides service between Dart Central Station and Valley West along University Avenue, with stops at 6th & Univeristy at the Urban Campus.
  • Route 15: Provides service between DART Central Station and Park Fair Mall with a stop at 6th & University at the Urban Campus.
  • Route 16: Provides service between DART Central Station and Merle Hay Mall with a stop at 9th & University at the Urban Campus.
  • Route 17: Provides service between DART Central Station and Altoona Walmart Park andRide with a stop at 6th & University at the Urban Campus.
  • Route 98: Provides service between downtown Des Moines and Ankeny, including stops at the Urban and Ankeny campuses.

    For additional information, please call DART at 515-283-8100.

West Campus

The DMACC West Campus is currently not served by DART routes.

Local Routes:
Visit http://www.ridedart.com/routes/local for other Local DART routes (click on appropriate route).

Wheelchair Accessible

All DART vehicles are wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities may also be eligible for Paratransit bus service.

For more information, please call DART’s Paratransit Department at 515-283-8136.

Rates

Pass TypePrice and Details
Monthly Pass        
​$48 for regular route service (add 25 cents for Express)
Express Monthly Pass$58 for ALL DART services (excludes special services)
Regular Route Full Fare One Way$1.75 (or swipe monthly Pass)
Express Route Full Fare One Way
$2.00 (or swipe Express Plus Pass)
On Call One Way​$3.50 (or swipe Express Plus Pass)

Passes are sold at most Dahl's and Hy-Vee Food Stores, as well as select Wal-Mart stores.

For more information, please call DART at 515-283-8100.

Urban Campus
Registered DMACC students are able to purchase one discounted Monthly bus pass for $20 or Express Monthly bus pass for $25 at the Urban Campus Financial Aid/Student Accounts Office in Building 1 from 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mondays & Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays.

Ankeny Campus
Registered DMACC students are able to purchase one discounted Express Monthly bus pass for $25 at the Ankeny Campus Student Activities Office in Building 5, Room 1102 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Fridays.