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Directions/Transportation

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Directions to the 2016 NCAA® Men's DI Basketball First and Second Rounds at Wells Fargo Arena

PARKING

Parking is available to the public at Principal Park on Thursday from 8 a.m. – Midnight. A free, shuttle will run between Principal Park,  Court Avenue and Wells Fargo Arena during that designated time. Fans can look for volunteers and a “NCAA Passenger Shuttle” sign in the shuttle window. Parking at Principal Park will also be available on Saturday. Parking and shuttle times will be announced following the release of Saturday’s game schedule.

FAN SHUTTLE

Passenger Shuttles – 1:30pm to 11pm (shuttles will stop earlier if there is no one left to pick up)

Media Shuttles – 12:15pm to 12:45am


DRIVING DIRECTIONS 


FROM THE WEST to Wells Fargo Arena

1. Take I-80 East toward Des Moines.
2. Keep left to take I-235 E via EXIT 123A toward Des Moines. -- 7.9 mi.
3. Take EXIT 8A toward Downtown Des Moines/Iowa Events Center. -- 0.3 mi.
4. Keep left to take the 3rd Street ramp toward 2nd Avenue/lowa State Center. -- 0.5 mi.
5. Turn right onto 3rd Street. -- 0.3 mi.
6. Wells Fargo Arena at The Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street is on the right.   

FROM THE EAST to Wells Fargo Arena

1. Take I-80 West via the ramp on the left toward Des Moines.
2. Merge onto I-235 West via EXIT 137A on the left toward Des Moines. -- 5.7 mi.
3. Take EXIT 8A toward lowa State Center/Downtown Des Moines. -- 0.1 mi.
4. Merge onto 3rd Street toward Civic Center/Science Center/Principal Park. -- 0.5 mi.
6. Wells Fargo Arena at The Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street is on the right.  

FROM THE NORTH to Wells Fargo Arena 

1. Take I-35 South toward Des Moines.
2. Keep left to take I-235 West via EXIT 137B toward Des Moines. -- 5.9 mi.
3. Take EXIT 8A toward lowa State Center/Downtown Des Moines. -- 0.1 mi.
4. Merge onto 3rd Street toward Civic Center/Science Center/Principal Park. -- 0.5 mi.
6. Wells Fargo Arena at The Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street is on the right.   

FROM THE SOUTH to Wells Fargo Arena  

1. Take I-35 North. 
2. Merge onto I-235 East via EXIT 72A toward West Des Moines/Des Moines. -- 7.7 mi.
3. Take EXIT 8A toward Downtown Des Moines/Iowa Events Center. -- 0.3 mi.
4. Keep left to take the 3rd Street ramp toward 2nd Ave/lowa State Center. -- 0.5 mi.
5. Turn right onto 3rd Street. -- 0.3 mi.
6. Wells Fargo Arena at The Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street is on the right.    

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART):

ridedart.com - (515) 283-8100

  • $1.75 Local Routes 
  • $2 Express Routes 
  • Children ages 6 - 10 and adults ages 65+ ride for $0.75; ages 5 and under ride free. 
  • FREE D-Line Downtown Shuttle

Wherever you're staying in Greater Des Moines, DART provides quick and easy transportation to downtown Des Moines and Wells Fargo Arena!

Plan your trip with the MyDART Trip Planner, available at ridedart.com. Click on "MyDART Tools" for a suite of online tools to make your trip on DART easier than ever. After you arrive, download the RideTime mobile app to find nearby bus stops and get next bus times.

Traveling around downtown - Hop on the FREE D-Line Downtown Shuttle, your quick connection between East Village, downtown Des Moines and the Western Gateway. The D-Line Shuttle runs every 10 minutes along Grand Avenue and Locust Street. Shuttle hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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