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How much is the cheapest flight to Des Moines?

Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $24 for one-way flights and $43 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 $43 - $112, and one-ways to Des Moines start as low as $24.

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. 

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 October and in October 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 canceling my flight to Des Moines?
For more information about updating your flight to Des Moines or canceling 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 get the up-to-date facts about flights in to Des Moines, visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll learn about travel restrictions and if you’ll be required to go into quarantine when you arrive.
What is the name of Des Moines' airport?
Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) is the one and only airport near Des Moines.
How far is Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) from central Des Moines?
If you’re staying in the center of Des Moines, you’ll be there within moments after flying into Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM). The terminal is only 4 mi from the downtown area.
What airport is best to fly into Des Moines?
DSM is the main airport in Des Moines. Before you step on the plane, it’s a smart idea to know a little about it. It is located 4 mi from the center of town.
How many airlines fly to Des Moines?
Des Moines is serviced by 6 airlines from 25 worldwide airports.
Which airlines fly to Des Moines?
United Airlines and American Airlines offer the largest proportion of flights to Des Moines. One of the most popular ways to travel there is on a United Airlines flight leaving from Chicago.
How many nonstop flights are there to Des Moines?
Arranging an amazing Des Moines getaway is simple when there are 270 direct flights each week to select from.
Where are the most popular flights to Des Moines departing from?
Travelers often depart from Chicago, Denver and Atlanta airports when flying to Des Moines.
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 Chicago to Des Moines, the average flight time is 1 hour and 24 minutes. From Denver it’s more or less 1 hour and 38 minutes, and from Atlanta it’s 2 hours and 9 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Des Moines?
We all know those fortunate travelers who somehow manage to score extremely cheap airfares every time they fly. Eager to know how to do it for your Des Moines vacation? Don’t leave it until the very last minute to secure your flight. Don’t stop there, however. Do some research and find out if there are multiple airports at your destination. Prices often differ depending on which airport you jet into. Make sure you compare fares across air carriers as well. Last but not least, be ready to book quickly if you find a great price. It might not stick around for long! With a bit of knowledge and some good fortune, the perfect airfare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to Des Moines?
If you’re not prepared, air travel can be tough. But don’t hit the panic button just yet. Follow these handy hints for a hassle-free start to your vacation in Des Moines.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • The trick to having an amazing travel experience is to plan ahead. So, let’s start with the basics: passport, boarding pass, credit cards and any vital medications. Next, take on board items that’ll help while away those hours, like some electronic gadgets or a magazine. It’s also smart to pack your chargers, a comfy neck pillow and a pair of noise-canceling headphones. And of course, be sure to toss in toiletry items like a toothbrush, facial wipes and a spare change of clothes.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Check carefully that you don’t have a Swiss Army knife hiding in the bottom of your carry-on luggage. Other prohibited items include explosive or flammable substances, such as bleach and fuel, and gels and liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The aisles of an aircraft are no fashion runway. Layer yourself up with comfortable clothes and bring a sweater as it tends to get cool in the cabin. Flat, enclosed shoes are also a wise idea.
  • The condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can pose a risk on long-distance flights. It’s the result of blood clotting due to poor circulation. Doing regular foot and leg exercises in your seat helps to prevent this developing. Wearing a good-quality pair of compression tights or socks can also help.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Des Moines?
It’s easy — be prepared. We’ve compiled some helpful hints for a fuss-free trip through airport security. Watch out Des Moines, here you come:

  • First things first. Your travel documents and passport will need to be presented to security personnel. Have them close by so you don’t have to dig around for them.
  • Next up is the X-ray machine. Empty your pockets and remove anything that is likely to set off the alarm. This includes things like headphones or earphones, as well as bulky coats or jackets. They’ll all need to go on the X-ray conveyor belt.
  • For just a few minutes, you’ll have to unplug from technology. Your phone, tablet and any other electronics will also need to be sent through the scanner.
  • Remove all gels and liquids from your hand luggage. They usually need to be sent through the X-ray scanner separately. Each item should be in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and everything must fit inside a single quart-size (one liter), clear zip-lock bag.
  • The right choice of footwear can save you valuable minutes. Boots and heavy shoes are often required to be removed and separately scanned. Lightweight sneakers usually aren’t.
  • Airlines won’t allow any sharp items or pocket knives in the cabin. If you need to bring these kinds of items, put them in your checked luggage.

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