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About Flights to Des Moines

Summary info about Des Moines flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$78

Best Round-Trip Price

$118

Fastest flight time

1h 22m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Des Moines from United States in the last 72 hours is $78 (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 $118 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Des Moines).
The fastest flight to Des Moines from United States takes 1h 22m (Chicago O'Hare Intl to Des Moines).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Des Moines, including United Airlines, Frontier and Delta.

Des Moines flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Des Moines?

If you’re not able to fly to Des Moines in October, then September is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Des Moines during September average around $347.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Des Moines?

Users booking trips to Des Moines from Nashville found flights 82% 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.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Des Moines?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Des Moines is on a Thursday. Travelers who choose to depart for Des Moines on a Thursday will often find tickets for as low as $356. Flights from United States to Des Moines on a Tuesday will generally be more expensive and average around $512. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Des Moines?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Des Moines is in the afternoon. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Des Moines in the afternoon for as low as $226. 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 evening because they tend to be around $528. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

How long does it take to fly to Des Moines?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United States, such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, and flying into the most popular airport in Des Moines (Des Moines), then you can expect flight times to average 3h 13m and 6h 07m, respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Des Moines?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 60 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 $412. 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 $367 on momondo.

Cheapest flights to Des Moines airports

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Los Angeles
Des Moines

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Des Moines

Santa Ana (SNA) to Des Moines (DSM)

Typically, flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Des Moines, which has an average price of $307

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO DES MOINES FROM LOS ANGELESApril53% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Des Moines costs on average just $186 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO DES MOINES FROM LOS ANGELESMarch31% more expensiveIt costs about $517 for flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles in March
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO DES MOINES FROM LOS ANGELESJuly240% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles in July than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Des Moines

The best time to go skiing is usually when temperatures are low and chances of snow are high. The month of January is considered the best time for skiing in the Des Moines area. Sundown Mountain is a recommended mountain in the area.

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).


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
Allegiant Air
Jul 11
IAD9:36 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
6h 03m
1 stop
DSM3:39 pmDes Moines
Jul 24
DSM7:13 amDes Moines
24h 33m
1 stop
IAD7:46 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Allegiant Air
Jul 11
IAD9:36 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
6h 03m
1 stop
DSM3:39 pmDes Moines
Jul 17
DSM7:13 amDes Moines
24h 33m
1 stop
IAD7:46 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Allegiant Air
Jun 20
IAD9:38 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
5h 00m
1 stop
DSM2:38 pmDes Moines
Jun 26
DSM7:13 amDes Moines
24h 35m
1 stop
IAD7:48 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Allegiant Air
Jun 20
IAD9:38 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
5h 00m
1 stop
DSM2:38 pmDes Moines
Jun 24
DSM5:00 amDes Moines
4h 54m
1 stop
IAD9:54 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Allegiant Air
Jul 13
IAD6:20 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
13h 03m
1 stop
DSM7:23 amDes Moines
Jul 22
DSM5:00 amDes Moines
4h 50m
1 stop
IAD9:50 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Allegiant Air
Jul 13
IAD6:20 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
13h 03m
1 stop
DSM7:23 amDes Moines
Jul 17
DSM7:13 amDes Moines
24h 33m
1 stop
IAD7:46 amWashington, D.C. Dulles 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, Frontier and United Airlines
Frontier
Jul 4
PHX4:52 amPhoenix Sky Harbor Intl
8h 29m
1 stop
DSM1:21 pmDes Moines
United Airlines
Jul 22
ORD4:10 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
1h 22m
DSM5:32 pmDes Moines
Multiple Airlines
Jun 20
ATL3:37 pmAtlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
42h 23m
2 stops
DSM10:00 amDes Moines

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Which airlines fly to Des Moines?

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

The most popular airline for flights to Des Moines on momondo is Delta, which operates 17 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, with the best deal for Delta flights to Des Moines being $238 (round-trip, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Des Moines, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 1,281 Delta reviews, it is rated 7.8 by momondo users.

American Airlines flight deals to Des Moines start from $257 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a round-trip journey departing from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. Over any normal week, American Airlines flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National is the most popular American Airlines departure point to Des Moines so generally has the most availability. American Airlines is scored a 7.2/10 in 2,319 reviews.


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$212
Seattle to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time7h 27m
Cheapest price$227
Los Angeles to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time3h 13m
Cheapest price$163
Denver to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time1h 41m
Cheapest price$107
Boston to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time5h 13m
Cheapest price$315
Chicago to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time1h 01m
Cheapest price$178
Detroit to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time1h 47m
Cheapest price$253
Washington, D.C. to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time4h 14m
Cheapest price$140
Atlanta to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time2h 07m
Cheapest price$216
Ontario to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time6h 18m
Cheapest price$181
New York to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time2h 50m
Cheapest price$140
Salt Lake City to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time6h 09m
Cheapest price$266
Portland to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time3h 07m
Cheapest price$154
Las Vegas to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time2h 50m
Cheapest price$133
Raleigh to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time5h 13m
Cheapest price$228
Philadelphia to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time16h 37m
Cheapest price$185
Hartford to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time7h 28m
Cheapest price$345
Orlando to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time4h 39m
Cheapest price$163
San Diego to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time3h 18m
Cheapest price$246
Richmond, Virginia to Des Moines Flights
Fastest flight time5h 23m
Cheapest price$245

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.


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