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 July or April, booked 60 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
$176 - $290
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$176

From Des Moines to Chicago

One-way from

$71

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 20 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 20 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to Chicago for as little as $137 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 $157 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $135. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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 February, March 2021

16 Mar - 29 Mar
$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
16 Mar - 31 Mar
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Mar - 1 Apr
$142pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Chicago 2021 flight deals

1 Apr - 5 Apr
$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
16 Mar - 31 Mar
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Apr - 6 Apr
$142pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Des Moines

1 Apr - 5 Apr
$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
15 Mar - 31 Mar
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
2 Apr - 4 Apr
$173pp
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

5 Mar - 7 Mar
$174pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Mar - 7 Mar
$176pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Mar - 7 Mar
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Chicago from Des Moines

2:12 pm - 5:21 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 09m
DSM - ORD
Frontier
$71
Gotogate
2:26 am - 8:45 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 19m
DSM - ORD
American Airlines
11:15 am - 12:41 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 26m
DSM - ORD
United Airlines
$87
United

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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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Des Moines to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Des Moines to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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 United Airlines for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $162.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Chicago is less than $257.

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

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

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

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

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

On average 9 flights depart from Des Moines to Chicago per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 11% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 89% 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?

American Airlines, Major Airline, and United Airlines can get you from Des Moines to Chicago in just under 1h 23m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance from Des Moines to Chicago is about 299 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on United Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $133. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $141 and $151, respectively. United Airlines is priced at 42% 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 Frontier ($44), American Airlines ($67), and Delta ($76).

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
1h 25m
Average temperature for February in Chicago
39.2 °F
Avg rainfall for February in Chicago
1.0 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago

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 $336 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 45% of DSM to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 36% of DSM to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 19% of DSM to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Chicago
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
26 daily flights
Tuesday
19 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
28 daily flights
Friday
25 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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