$43 Flights to Des Moines, IA

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Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at $43 for one-way flights and $83 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Des Moines (DSM)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Des Moines on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Des Moines.

Roundtrip prices range from $83 - $163, and one-ways to Des Moines start as low as $43.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Des Moines (DSM)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Des Moines. There are 10 airlines flying into DSM: Frontier Airlines, Delta, United. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Des Moines (DSM) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to DSM in September and in November for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Des Moines?
For more information about updating your flight to Des Moines or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Des Moines that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Des Moines, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Des Moines now?
To find out the up-to-date facts about flights in to Des Moines, check out the Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll learn about travel restrictions and if quarantine is required as soon as you land.
What is the name of Des Moines' airport?
Des Moines is served by just one airport, Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM).
How far is DSM from central Des Moines?
Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) isn’t far from the heart of the city. It’s only 4 mi from downtown Des Moines.
What airport is best to fly into Des Moines?
Travelers from all around the world pass through DSM every day. Get off the plane, pick up your bags and you’ll find yourself 4 mi from the heart of Des Moines.
How many airlines fly to Des Moines?
There are a total of 6 air carriers connecting Des Moines with 29 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Des Moines?
United Airlines and American Airlines are some of the top airlines that offer flights to Des Moines. Travelers often choose Chicago Museum Campus as a departure point with United Airlines flying this route the most.
How many nonstop flights are there to Des Moines?
With around 308 direct flights every week, you’ll be landing in Des Moines before you have time to say, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Des Moines departing from?
Flights to Des Moines departing from Aurora, Uptown and Englewood airports are very popular.
How long is the flight to Des Moines Airport?
Which city you depart from determines how much of the in-flight entertainment you’ll get to see. From Aurora to Des Moines, the average flight time is 2 hours and 2 minutes. From Uptown it’s around 1 hour and 28 minutes, and from Englewood it’s 2 hours and 6 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Des Moines?
We all know those fortunate jet-setters who manage to score impossibly cheap airfares wherever they go. Want to know how to do it for your Des Moines vacation? Don’t leave it until the last minute to secure your flight. Another fantastic way to pick up the best deal is to compare all options. If your destination has more than one airport, don’t forget to research the cost of flying into a less busy terminal. Last but not least, be prepared to book quickly if you stumble on a great price. It might not be available for too long. With a bit of knowledge and some luck, the perfect airfare can be yours.
How to survive the flight to Des Moines?
If you’re not prepared, airports and flying can be tough. But there’s no need to panic. Follow these useful tips and enjoy a pleasant start to your vacation in Des Moines.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • Traveling on a plane can be a comfortable experience if you take the right stuff. First of all you’ll need basic toiletries, such as a toothbrush and some deodorant, a clean set of clothes and a magazine or two. Secondly, leave space in your bag for your electronic gadgets, chargers, medications and perhaps a comfy neck pillow as well. Lastly, and most importantly, be sure to take your passport, travel documents and some cash.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Make sure you don’t have sharp objects (like a pocket knife) lurking in one of the zippers of your carry-on luggage. Other restricted items include explosive or flammable goods, such as aerosol cans and fuel, and gels and liquids in containers with a volume of more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The answer to a comfortable flight can be as simple as the clothes you wear. Prepare yourself for varying temperatures by bringing layers. This will keep you nice and warm if the cabin gets chilly. Shoes like high heels and sandals are best left for other occasions. Instead, go for flat, closed-toed footwear like sneakers. Your feet will thank you for it.
  • A condition by the name of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) can pose a risk on long-distance flights. It results from blood clots forming due to poor circulation. Doing foot and leg exercises in your seat is a great way to prevent this occurring. Wearing a pair of compression socks is also recommended.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Des Moines?
As savvy travelers know, the secret is to be prepared before you reach airport security. That way, you’ll be hopping onto that plane to Des Moines in no time flat. Follow these helpful tips and get your trip off to a flying start:

  • Keep your travel documents and passport at hand. They’re the first things you’ll be asked to present to security.
  • Next up, both you and your carry-on luggage will be X-rayed. To make the process quick and painless, take off anything that might set the alarms off. Personal belongings like your coat, belt and headphones will be required to go through the machine.
  • Your electronic devices like phones and laptops will also have to go on a tray to be scanned. Don’t worry, you’ll be back online before you know it.
  • Traveling with your favorite cologne or perfume? Not a problem. As long as the volume is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-close bag, you’re allowed to bring it with you in your carry-on bag.
  • There’s a chance you’ll be required to take your shoes off to be X-rayed, so wearing slip-on shoes is always a good idea.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, put them in your checked luggage. They won’t be allowed on board and will be confiscated.

Flights to Des Moines information
Destination AirportDes Moines Intl.
Destination Airport IATA CodeDSM
Destination City NameDes Moines
Flight Price$82

Trending flights to Des Moines

Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at $43 for one-way flights and $83 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines