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The best prices from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl are usually found in June or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago-O'Hare Intl (ORD)

DSM - ORD
Price
$199 - $288
ORD
Temperature
35.6 - 86 °F
ORD
Rainfall
1.5 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$199

From Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

One-way from

$109

One-way flight from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl?

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 28% on the overall cost on flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl?

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 20 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 Chicago-O'Hare Intl from $137 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $157 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from Des Moines average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl (DSM - ORD)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 18% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl in January, February 2021

The best prices found for DSM to ORD flights for January, February
4 Feb - 8 Feb
$129pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Feb - 25 Feb
$133pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
4 Feb - 3 Mar
$134pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from Des Moines found for this year
4 Feb - 8 Feb
$129pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Feb - 25 Feb
$133pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
4 Feb - 3 Mar
$134pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl direct flight deals
18 Feb - 25 Feb
$133pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
12 Mar - 14 Mar
$173pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jan - 2 Feb
$239pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from Des Moines, departing today and this week
29 Jan - 31 Jan
$165pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jan - 31 Jan
$179pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jan - 31 Jan
$190pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Chicago-O'Hare Intl from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl
7:00 am - 2:39 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 39m
DSM - ORD
Frontier
$109
Gotogate
1:00 am - 11:24 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
10h 24m
DSM - ORD
United Airlines
$166
United
1:05 am - 2:43 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 38m
DSM - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl flights.

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Des Moines and Chicago-O'Hare Intl for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $129, but on average you can expect to pay $151.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 11 direct flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl is less than $271.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or Chicago-O'Hare Intl?

When traveling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Des Moines is typically less than Chicago-O'Hare Intl. We can gather that this will continue over the next 11 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Chicago-O'Hare Intl?

With an average temperature of 86 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Chicago-O'Hare Intl are the same as in Des Moines.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl?

Airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines fly from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl in about 1h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 11m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl round-trip?

According to our current data, Frontier ($129), United Airlines ($133), and Delta ($151) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl for 43% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $55 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $67 and Delta from $76 one-way.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

Destination information for Chicago-O'Hare Intl

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl
Flight duration
1h 17m
Average temperature for January in Chicago-O'Hare Intl
35.6 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago-O'Hare Intl
1.8 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Chicago

Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl 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
United Airlines
$163 $247 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$163 $283 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$147 $309 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl

Morning 6 AM to noon 42% of DSM to ORD departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 37% of DSM to ORD departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 21% of DSM to ORD departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to ORD departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Chicago-O'Hare Intl
Sunday
21 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
21 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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