How to Get to the Downtown Farmer's Market

Free D-Line Shuttle Service to the Downtown Farmer's Market

In collaboration with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, May through October the D-Line starts Saturday service at 8 a.m. during the Downtown Farmers' Market.

The D-Line connects Des Moines' East Village, the State Capital Complex and Western Gateway Park. Park your vehicle anywhere along the route, hop on the D-Line for free at bus stops along Locust St. & Grand Ave., and we'll drop you off near the Market entrance. 

D-Line Route Map

Map of D-Line Route on Grand & Locust

Bus stops are located almost every block and marked specifically for the D-Line. Buses visit stops about every 15 minutes. Download the MyDART mobile app to see real-time information on when the bus will arrive next.

Parking Garages near D-Line Route:

  1. 12th & Walnut Parking Garage (1100 Walnut St.)
  2. Davis Brown Tower Garage (999 Mulberry St.)
  3. Municipal 9th & Locust St. Garage (801 Locust St.)
  4. Greater Des Moines Partnership Garage (700 Locust St.)
  5. Muncipal 8th & Mulberry Garage (750 Mulberry St.)
  6.  Municipal 5th & Keo Way Garage (555 5th Ave.)
  7. 5th & Locust Garage (500 Grand Ave.) 
  8. Bank of America Garage (500 Locust St.) 
  9. 4th & Grand Garage (401 Grand Ave.)
  10.  Municipal 4th & Grand Garage (400 Grand Ave.)
  11.  Municipal E. 2nd St. Garage (402 E. 2nd St.)
  12. Capitol Complex Garage (637 Des Moines St.)
  13. Capitol Complex Surface Lots - Visitor Lots Only (321 E. 12th St.) 

Click here to learn more about each parking garage, street parking, and other parking lots available in Downtown Des Moines.

The D-Line is always free-to-ride so hop on when you're exploring downtown! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring on the bus? 
Grocery bags, coolers, baby strollers and most items from the Farmers' Market are allowed on DART buses. There is no eating or drinking while on the bus, but you are welcome to bring food and beverages as long as they are in closed containers. For the safety of all passengers, we ask riders to keep the aisles clear and collapse any strollers or chairs they may have with them. 

Where can I park near the D-Line route? 
Parking meters and parking ramps are located along the D-Line, including free parking in some areas. Click here to learn more about parking in downtown Des Moines

How to Ride Tips

The D-Line is a great way to try transit for the first time. It's a free-to-ride route, so you can simply hop on the bus. And, the 10-minute frequency means you don't need to follow a schedule to see when the next bus is coming. Here are a couple tips if you are new to the bus:

  • Look for D-Line bus stop signs on Locust and Grand. Arrive at your bus stop three to five minutes early and wait where the driver can see you.
  • Download the MyDART app for real-time arrival of DART buses. Available on iOS and Android. 
  • As the bus approaches, check the sign above the windshield to make sure it displays the name “D-Line.”
  • Because the D-Line is a free-to-ride route, simply hop on the bus, find a seat and enjoy the ride.
  • Stay alert and remember to signal the driver about a block before your stop—you do this by pulling the cord above the window or pressing the stop button on the hand rails about a block before your stop.
  • If you are not sure where to get off, please ask the driver when you get on the bus. Our drivers are happy to help you!


Activity Sheet Answers

There are several activity sheets available for download on the Downtown Farmers' Market website. Answers below:


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DART Customer Service

For questions or additional information, please contact DART Customer Service at 515-283-8100 or

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