Cheap flights from Des Moines to Chicago

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Flight information for Des Moines to Chicago
(DSM to CHI)

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Best Price Found$173The best flight deal from Des Moines to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $173
Fastest flight time1h 31mThe fastest flight from Des Moines to Chicago takes 1h 31m
Direct flightsTue, Wed, Thu, Fri and SunDirect flights go from Des Moines to Chicago on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The only airline offering direct flights is American Airlines.
Airports in Chicago3 airportsThere are 3 airports near Chicago: Chicago O'Hare Intl (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford (RFD)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Des Moines to Chicago

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What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Chicago?

July

The cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from Des Moines is July. Most expensive is January

What is the cheapest day to depart Des Moines for Chicago?

Friday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Friday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Chicago?

in the evening

Des Moines to Chicago flights are approximately 12% more expensive at noon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Chicago from Des Moines?

United Airlines

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from Des Moines to Chicago

What is the cheapest Des Moines to Chicago flight route?

Des Moines - Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fly from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare Intl for the best Des Moines - Chicago flight prices

How far in advance should you book Des Moines to Chicago flights?

45 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Des Moines to Chicago is approximately 45 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from Des Moines to Chicago

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Des Moines to Chicago by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Nov 8
DSM6:34 amDes Moines
26h 35m
1 stop
ORD9:09 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Nov 15
ORD6:18 amChicago O'Hare Intl
26h 39m
1 stop
DSM8:57 amDes Moines
Frontier
Oct 12
DSM10:55 amDes Moines
8h 39m
1 stop
ORD7:34 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 14
ORD2:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 27m
1 stop
DSM3:27 pmDes Moines
United Airlines
Oct 20
DSM2:40 amDes Moines
1h 28m
ORD4:08 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 23
ORD3:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
1h 30m
DSM5:15 pmDes Moines
Multiple Airlines
Nov 4
DSM4:12 pmDes Moines
14h 01m
1 stop
ORD6:13 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Nov 7
ORD12:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 09m
1 stop
DSM5:49 amDes Moines
Frontier
Nov 6
DSM6:04 amDes Moines
10h 46m
1 stop
ORD4:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Nov 8
ORD6:18 amChicago O'Hare Intl
26h 39m
1 stop
DSM8:57 amDes Moines
United Airlines
Oct 30
DSM9:40 amDes Moines
19h 46m
1 stop
ORD5:26 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 31
ORD8:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
1h 25m
DSM10:10 amDes Moines

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Chicago

If you're looking for one-way flights from Des Moines to Chicago, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines, Delta and Frontier
Multiple Airlines
Oct 11
DSM7:18 amDes Moines
26h 51m
1 stop
ORD10:09 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Oct 26
DSM10:55 amDes Moines
8h 39m
1 stop
ORD7:34 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Nov 6
DSM2:41 amDes Moines
5h 37m
1 stop
ORD8:18 amChicago O'Hare Intl

Search last-minute flights to Chicago from Des Moines

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Des Moines to Chicago
Multiple Airlines
Oct 6
DSM6:45 amDes Moines
9h 08m
1 stop
ORD3:53 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 10
ORD3:24 amChicago O'Hare Intl
27h 09m
1 stop
DSM6:33 amDes Moines
United Airlines
Oct 5
DSM4:31 amDes Moines
1h 24m
ORD5:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 5
ORD8:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
8h 06m
1 stop
DSM4:51 pmDes Moines
American Airlines
Oct 4
DSM1:05 pmDes Moines
8h 12m
1 stop
ORD9:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 9
ORD1:10 amChicago O'Hare Intl
5h 54m
1 stop
DSM7:04 amDes Moines
United Airlines
Oct 1
DSM1:35 pmDes Moines
23h 25m
1 stop
ORD1:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 2
ORD3:40 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
1h 24m
DSM5:04 pmDes Moines
Multiple Airlines
Oct 2
DSM11:42 amDes Moines
20h 02m
2 stops
ORD7:44 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 6
ORD3:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
10h 12m
1 stop
DSM1:57 pmDes Moines
Multiple Airlines
Oct 3
DSM2:38 pmDes Moines
21h 36m
1 stop
ORD12:14 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 10
ORD4:02 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
14h 31m
1 stop
DSM6:33 amDes Moines

Best airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Des Moines to Chicago with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Delta
PriceFrom $147
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $163
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $163
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, some of our airline partners operating flights from Des Moines to Chicago, such as American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta may have put in place flexible cancellation policies. Use our site to search for all of the airlines offering this flexibility to you.

  • How far is Des Moines to Chicago by plane?

    Chicago is 309.8 mi away from Des Moines. By plane, this route typically takes 1h 26m.


Can I fly to Chicago from Des Moines right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Des Moines need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Can I fly back to Des Moines from Chicago?

Returning to Des Moines from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

If you are planning to travel to Chicago at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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