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About Flights to Des Moines

Summary info about Des Moines flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$96

Best Round-Trip Price

$162

Fastest flight time

3h 35m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Des Moines from United States in the last 72 hours is $96 (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl to Des Moines).
The best round-trip flight price to Des Moines from United States in the last 72 hours is $162 (Denver Intl to Des Moines).
The fastest flight to Des Moines from United States takes 3h 35m (Chicago O'Hare Intl to Des Moines).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Des Moines, including United Airlines, Frontier and Delta.

Cheapest flights to Des Moines airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Des Moines airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Des Moines

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Des Moines

Los Angeles (LAX) to Des Moines (DSM)

Typically, flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Des Moines, which has an average price of $286

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO DES MOINES FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember17% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Des Moines costs on average just $238 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO DES MOINES FROM LOS ANGELESDecember46% more expensiveIt costs about $416 for flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO DES MOINES FROM LOS ANGELESDecember229% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Des Moines?

Users booking trips to Des Moines from College Station found flights 93% cheaper than the average price of flights to Des Moines. To find the cheapest price to Des Moines from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

If you’re not able to fly to Des Moines in April, then July is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Des Moines during July average around $217.

Most flyers found that booking tickets 25 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Des Moines. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $309. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Des Moines from United States for as low as $162 on momondo.

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Des Moines is on a Friday. Travelers who choose to depart for Des Moines on a Friday will often find tickets for as low as $343. Flights from United States to Des Moines on a Sunday will generally be more expensive and average around $484. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Des Moines is in the evening. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Des Moines in the evening for as low as $359. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around $412. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Des Moines for September and October. Parks like Iowa State Fairgrounds are popular hot spots in those months.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Des Moines is possible. If you are planning a flight to Des Moines, consider booking flights to Fort Dodge Airport (73 mi from Des Moines city center) or Waterloo Airport (92 mi from Des Moines city center).

The cheapest airport near Des Moines is typically Waterloo Airport with an average price of $395/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



Des Moines flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Des Moines found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Jun 14
DEN4:58 amDenver Intl
1h 45m
DSM6:43 amDes Moines
Jun 16
DSM2:00 amDes Moines
1h 53m
DEN3:53 amDenver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 27
DEN7:25 amDenver Intl
1h 44m
DSM9:09 amDes Moines
Oct 1
DSM1:03 pmDes Moines
1h 58m
DEN3:01 pmDenver Intl
Frontier
Sep 27
DEN7:25 amDenver Intl
1h 44m
DSM9:09 amDes Moines
Oct 1
DSM10:59 amDes Moines
1h 57m
DEN12:56 pmDenver Intl
Frontier
Jul 19
DEN3:00 amDenver Intl
1h 43m
DSM4:43 amDes Moines
Jul 26
DSM6:29 amDes Moines
2h 03m
DEN8:32 amDenver Intl
Frontier
Sep 24
DEN7:30 amDenver Intl
1h 44m
DSM9:14 amDes Moines
Oct 1
DSM10:59 amDes Moines
1h 57m
DEN12:56 pmDenver Intl
Frontier
Jun 21
DEN4:58 amDenver Intl
1h 45m
DSM6:43 amDes Moines
Jun 28
DSM8:28 amDes Moines
1h 59m
DEN10:27 amDenver Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Des Moines

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Des Moines, view some of our deals below provided by Delta and Frontier
Frontier
Jun 1
PHX1:25 pmPhoenix Sky Harbor Intl
24h 32m
1 stop
DSM1:57 pmDes Moines
Multiple Airlines
Jun 7
LGA5:59 amNew York LaGuardia
30h 21m
1 stop
DSM12:20 pmDes Moines
Frontier
May 24
DFW2:00 amDallas/Fort Worth
8h 48m
1 stop
DSM10:48 amDes Moines

Which airlines fly to Des Moines?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Des Moines

Which airlines fly to Des Moines?

American Airlines is the airline most momondo users in United States opt for when booking flights to Des Moines. United Airlines, Delta and Allegiant Air are also popular choices when flying to Des Moines from United States. Most major airlines flying from United States to Des Moines will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Delta Flights to Des Moines

The most popular airline for flights to Des Moines on momondo is Delta, which operates 21 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of Minneapolis St Paul, with the best deal for Delta flights to Des Moines being $85 (round-trip, Boston Logan Intl to Des Moines, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 380 Delta reviews, it is rated 7.8 by momondo users.

Allegiant Air Flights to Des Moines

Allegiant Air flight deals to Des Moines start from $83 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a round-trip journey departing from Los Angeles. Over any normal week, Allegiant Air flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Sarasota Bradenton Intl is the most popular Allegiant Air departure point to Des Moines so generally has the most availability. Allegiant Air is scored a 7.1/10 in 89 reviews.


Best first class flights to Des Moines

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AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
DeltaPriceFrom $158First ClassRating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

It was so cold on the flight, otherwise okay.

1 / 10
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      Airports near Des Moines

      Below you will find all the airports in Des Moines along with the distance from the city center

      Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

      DSM is a public airport that is located just 3 miles southwest of Des Moines. Despite the airport being close to the city, it offers many different ways to get you downtown.

      Taxis

      Once you are past baggage claim and outside the terminal, you can hail a taxi to take you into the city. A ride into downtown will cost around $12.00 USD and takes 15 minutes. Uber is also available to order, and will cost around $11.00 USD.

      Buses

      Look for DART bus 8; it stops at Airport South Park, just outside the terminal. Hop on and ride to DART Central Station. It will cost $1.75 USD and take you about 20 minutes. These buses only run from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, so if you are arriving outside these times, you will have to look for another option.

      Shuttles and limousines

      The airport has many different offers for shuttles and limousines to take you into the city. For more information, visit the airport website.

      Car rentals

      If you wish to rent a car, remember to look for the best deals on car rentals with momondo.


      Popular routes to Des Moines

      Most frequently searched flights to Des Moines along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
      Dallas to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 50m
      Cheapest price$313
      Seattle to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 51m
      Cheapest price$311
      Washington, D.C. to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 14m
      Cheapest price$285
      Atlanta to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 02m
      Cheapest price$255
      Denver to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 37m
      Cheapest price$162
      Dayton to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 19m
      Cheapest price$339
      Chicago to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 15m
      Cheapest price$206
      San Francisco to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 32m
      Cheapest price$218
      Portland to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 07m
      Cheapest price$95
      Orlando to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 50m
      Cheapest price$209
      Boston to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 39m
      Cheapest price$295
      Raleigh to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 03m
      Cheapest price$319
      Los Angeles to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 10m
      Cheapest price$183
      Philadelphia to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 51m
      Cheapest price$194
      Houston to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 05m
      Cheapest price$95
      Ontario to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 45m
      Cheapest price$279
      Charlotte to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 16m
      Cheapest price$234
      Sacramento to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 50m
      Cheapest price$254
      New York to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 05m
      Cheapest price$77
      Detroit to Des Moines Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 46m
      Cheapest price$247

      How to travel around Des Moines

      Des Moines is a city that is very walkable and even encourages people to get outside and explore on foot with a myriad of trails and painted pathways. However, for those who don’t want to be on their feet all day, there are a few options to get you where you want to go.

      Buses

      DART buses run all over Des Moines and cost just $1.75 USD per ride. If you’re going to be in town for a while, consider purchasing a 1-week pass for $16.00 USD. DART also offers free rides on its D-line Downtown Shuttle which takes you to a limited number of places in the downtown core.

      Taxis

      Taxis are a great way to get around town, especially later at night when there are fewer buses. Rates start with a $2.00 USD meter drop plus $2.00 USD per mile after that. UberX is also available for a much cheaper rate, at a $0.90 USD meter drop plus $0.65 USD per mile.

      Car rentals

      For those who wish to rent a car in Des Moines, there are plenty of options both at the airport and downtown. Navigating the city is easy as it is built in a grid system and there are always plenty of parking spots. It’s a good idea to purchase a Smartcard, available at parking garages downtown, which allows you to load money and spend the exact amount for the time you were parked. Whatever money is leftover will stay on the card for the next time you park.


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      Best things to do and see in Des Moines

      Things to do and places of interest in Des Moines

      Des Moines is a city that attracts visitors for its historical and cultural relevance but will have them coming back for its many modern museums and parks. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, there are plenty of fun activities to keep you busy, when you travel to Des Moines.

      • One of the most remarkable buildings in Des Moines is the gold-domed Iowa State Building. Despite being an active government building, it offers free tours weekly so that you may discover a beautiful piece of history.
      • Take a trip to the Downtown Farmers’ Market, which is open from May to October, for the best in local crafts and foods.
      • Visit the Iowa State Fair, one of the largest fairs in the US, for a dose of local culture. With over 450 acres of festival to enjoy, there is something for everyone!
      • The Science Center of Iowa is a place for all ages, with a planetarium, an IMAX theatre, and dozens of hands-on exhibits. They even offer adult-oriented programs for those who are looking for an educational afternoon.
      • Stop by John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, a park in the heart of Des Moines that features over 20 pieces of sculpted art.
      • Visit the Salisbury House and Gardens, a 1920s-dated estate that boasts 42 rooms and an enormous botanical garden. These days, the mansion offers tours through its impressive art museum, concert hall, and vast library.

      Tips and tricks for visiting Des Moines

      Discover Des Moines by bicycle; with lots of trails and bike lanes, it is an affordable and fast way to explore the city.

      For those looking for the best food Des Moines can offer, try visiting a restaurant in East Village, the trendiest part of town.


      Why use momondo?

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