Cheap flights from Des Moines to Anchorage (DSM - ANC)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Anchorage are usually found in August or December, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Anchorage (ANC)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to ANC flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Anchorage flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Anchorage.
DSM - ANC
Price
$390 - $662
ANC
Temperature
17.6 - 59 °F
ANC
Precipitation
0.5 - 3.3 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Average price

$552

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

$390

From Des Moines to Anchorage

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Anchorage (DSM - ANC)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Des Moines to Anchorage at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 23% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Anchorage?

Flights from Des Moines to Anchorage are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Anchorage.

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

To save up to 59% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Des Moines to Anchorage from $517 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $633 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Anchorage from Des Moines. Users have commonly found prices around $502 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $294. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Anchorage in November, December 2021

The best prices found for DSM to ANC flights for November, December
24 Dec - 3 Jan
$592pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ANC
Anchorage
ANC
Anchorage
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
24 Dec - 1 Jan
$610pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ANC
Anchorage
ANC
Anchorage
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
25 Dec - 3 Jan
$616pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ANC
Anchorage
ANC
Anchorage
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Anchorage 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Anchorage from Des Moines found for next year
24 Dec - 3 Jan
$592pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ANC
Anchorage
ANC
Anchorage
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
24 Dec - 1 Jan
$610pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ANC
Anchorage
ANC
Anchorage
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
25 Dec - 3 Jan
$616pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ANC
Anchorage
ANC
Anchorage
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Anchorage from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Anchorage
7:55 am - 4:50 am
Alaska Airlines
2 Stops
23h 55m
DSM - ANC
Alaska Airlines
$590
Alaska Airlines
8:35 am - 5:43 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
12h 08m
DSM - ANC
United Airlines
$680
United
1:30 am - 3:26 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
16h 56m
DSM - ANC
Multiple Airlines
$907
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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Anchorage

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to Anchorage have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Anchorage for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Anchorage for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $306, but on average you can expect to pay $339.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to Anchorage round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Des Moines to Anchorage is Delta. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $306 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is United Airlines, starting at $376. Users have found that Delta is 39% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Anchorage?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $247. While the most popular route (Des Moines - Anchorage) can be booked for $331 on average our data indicates $275 when flying from Des Moines to Anchorage.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to Anchorage?

The most popular airlines flying from Des Moines to Anchorage are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Anchorage, AK

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Anchorage from Des Moines?

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

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

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 Anchorage.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from Anchorage?

Returning to Des Moines from Anchorage

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

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

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Destination information for Anchorage

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Anchorage.
Average temperature for November in Anchorage
30.2 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Anchorage
1.3 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Anchorage

Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines to Anchorage

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Anchorage choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$283 $532 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$302 $572 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$322 $646 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$332 $529 No cancel fee 75%
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