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

DSM — CHI
Sep 27 — Oct 41

The best prices from Des Moines to Chicago are usually found in September or October, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to CHI flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

DSM - CHI

Price

$195 - $368

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop
Round-trip from$195From Des Moines to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$133One-way flight from Des Moines to Chicago (CHI)

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to Chicago, book at least 29 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 59% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $321 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $417.

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

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Des Moines. Prices for September average $274 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $153. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a September flight can save you 34% on your journey compared to booking in June

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 75% on flights from Des Moines to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Chicago in September, October 2022

The best prices found for DSM to CHI flights for September, October
Oct 30 - Nov 16
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 21m
$179

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 22/9/22

Oct 28 - Oct 29
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 26m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
$188

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Oct 18 - Oct 22
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 24m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 37m
$197

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Des Moines to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Des Moines found for this year
Nov 9 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 26m
$170

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Nov 9 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 53m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 26m
$173

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Oct 30 - Nov 16
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 21m
$179

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 22/9/22

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Chicago

Nov 9 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 26m
$170

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Nov 9 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 53m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 26m
$173

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Oct 27 - Oct 29
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 26m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 19m
$176

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to Chicago

Oct 18 - Oct 22
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 24m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 37m
$197

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Oct 15 - Oct 22
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 56m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 37m
$206

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 21/9/22

Nov 11 - Nov 13
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 35m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 33m
$222

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Chicago direct flight deals
Nov 9 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 26m
$170

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Oct 30 - Nov 16
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 21m
$179

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 22/9/22

Nov 23 - Nov 26
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 21m
$188

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Des Moines, departing today and this week
Sep 30 - Oct 23
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
$289

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 20/9/22

Oct 2 - Oct 8
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 21m
$293

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Oct 2 - Oct 8
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

7h 31m
$302

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

One-way flights to Chicago from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Chicago
Oct 25
DSM

Des Moines

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

10h 56m
$79

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Oct 18
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 24m
$94

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 21/9/22

Nov 5
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 47m
$97

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 19/9/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly from for flights from Des Moines to Chicago?

Most people fly from Des Moines (DSM) if they book a flight from Des Moines to Chicago. On average, Des Moines has 25 outbound flights to Chicago per day from 6 airlines. Des Moines is conveniently located just 3.6 mi from Des Moines’s city center.

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 United Airlines, American 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 $170, but on average you can expect to pay $200.

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 $222.

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?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Friday, Saturday.

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

12 flight departures from Des Moines to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Chicago?

Airlines like United Airlines and Delta fly from Des Moines to Chicago in about 1h 25m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 05m. Airlines will cover a distance of 299 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Des Moines to Chicago is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $170 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Delta, starting at $197. United Airlines is currently priced 37% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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 ($79), Delta ($94), and United Airlines ($105).

What are the most popular routes from Des Moines to Chicago?

When deciding which route to take from Des Moines to Chicago consider Des Moines - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Des Moines - Chicago Midway or Des Moines - Chicago Greater Rockford as they are the most popular.

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

Before booking your flight from Des Moines to Chicago check out the most popular airlines for this route: Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or CAA.

What are the most reliable airlines from Des Moines to Chicago?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Des Moines to Chicago on time: Qatar Airways (100%), GoJet (100%), Republic Airways (100%).

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Des Moines to Chicago? While on average our users pay $296, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $43. The most popular route (Des Moines - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $188.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
CAACheapest$78Average$86FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$138Average$347FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$165Average$269FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$197Average$317FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines to Chicago
17%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
22%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
61%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Des Moines to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to Chicago
Sunday21daily flights
Monday30daily flights
Tuesday28daily flights
Wednesday29daily flights
Thursday29daily flights
Friday25daily flights
Saturday14daily flights