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Cheap flights from Des Moines to Chicago (DSM - CHI)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Chicago are usually found in April or December, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago (CHI)

DSM - CHI
Price
$195 - $327
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in March High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest in April Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
Round-trip from €195 From Des Moines to Chicago
One-way from €163 One-way flight from Des Moines to Chicago
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?

Leaving on a Thursday 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 23% on the overall cost on flights from Des Moines to Chicago.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Des Moines to Chicago at least 37 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 37 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to Chicago for as little as $177 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $177 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Chicago (DSM - CHI)?

When flying from Des Moines to Chicago, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 8% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Chicago in September, October 2020

The best prices found for DSM to CHI flights for September, October
17 Oct - 19 Oct
$178pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
15 Oct - 18 Oct
$188pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Chicago 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Des Moines found for this year
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$178pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
15 Oct - 18 Oct
$188pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Chicago direct flight deals
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$214pp
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
28 Sep - 2 Oct
$238pp
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
9 Oct - 11 Oct
$317pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Des Moines, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$214pp
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$215pp
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$229pp
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Chicago from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Chicago
4:00 am - 12:25 pm
Delta
2 Stops
8h 25m
DSM - ORD
Delta
$163
Delta
6:37 am - 9:18 am
Allegiant Air
3 Stops
26h 41m
DSM - RFD
Allegiant Air
$371
Kiwi.com
12:53 pm - 12:30 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
47h 37m
DSM - MDW
Multiple Airlines
$1,412
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Des Moines to Chicago flights.

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Chicago 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 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.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $178, but on average you can expect to pay $212.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 10 direct flights from Des Moines to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Chicago is less than $429.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Des Moines to Chicago?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

How many flights depart from Des Moines to Chicago on average per day?

On average 4 flights depart from Des Moines to Chicago per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 25% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Chicago is generally colder than in Des Moines. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Chicago?

Major Airline, Delta, and Linear Air Taxi can get you from Des Moines to Chicago in just under 1h 24m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 03m. The distance from Des Moines to Chicago is about 299 mi. 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 round-trip?

Flying on Delta is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $178. Another option worth looking into is Major Airline, starting at $214 round trip. Delta is priced at 30% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Des Moines to Chicago one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Des Moines to Chicago are Allegiant Air ($106), Delta ($148), and Linear Air Taxi ($2,077).

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to Chicago
Flight duration
1h 28m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 51% of DSM to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 26% of DSM to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 23% of DSM to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to CHI departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Chicago
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
26 daily flights
Tuesday
26 daily flights
Wednesday
26 daily flights
Thursday
25 daily flights
Friday
30 daily flights
Saturday
30 daily flights
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