Cheap flights from Des Moines to Columbia (DSM - CAE)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Columbia (CAE)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to CAE flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Columbia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Columbia.
DSM - CAE
Price
$278 - $581
CAE
Temperature
44.6 - 82.4 °F
CAE
Rainfall
2.6 - 5.5 inches

Popular in

May

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Average price

$462

Average for round-trip flights in August 2022

Round-trip from

$278

From Des Moines to Columbia Metropolitan

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 Columbia (DSM - CAE)?

It’s optimal to fly from Des Moines to Columbia in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 18% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Columbia from Des Moines average $412. You can even find prices in September for less than $412, as users have found deals to Columbia from as low as $275. The month of May appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Columbia from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

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

Saturday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 136%.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Columbia in August, September 2022

The best prices found for DSM to CAE flights for August, September
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$389pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Sep - 10 Sep
$390pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$393pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Columbia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Des Moines found for this year
18 Oct - 25 Oct
$378pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 25 Oct
$381pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 25 Oct
$383pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to Columbia

18 Oct - 25 Oct
$378pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
15 Sep - 18 Sep
$578pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Aug - 18 Aug
$668pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Columbia

18 Oct - 25 Oct
$383pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 25 Oct
$388pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$389pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Columbia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Columbia from Des Moines, departing today and this week
17 Aug - 18 Aug
$668pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Aug - 18 Aug
$779pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Aug - 18 Aug
$855pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Metropolitan from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Columbia
1:55 pm - 8:57 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 02m
DSM - CAE
Delta
$326
Delta
2:00 am - 11:54 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
8h 54m
DSM - CAE
American Airlines
2:45 pm - 2:56 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
23h 11m
DSM - CAE
United Airlines
$382
United

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Columbia

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Des Moines to Columbia Metropolitan have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Columbia for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $378, but on average you can expect to pay $436.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Columbia for under $700?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Des Moines to Columbia within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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

Currently priced at $378, Delta will fly you from Des Moines to Columbia and back. In addition to Delta, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $381 and $383, respectively. Delta is 8% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

$223 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Delta. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $347 and $382, respectively.

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

When booking a flight from Des Moines to Columbia, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or United Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Columbia?

The cheapest flight price from Des Moines to Columbia is $354. On average you can expect to pay $440. The most popular route, (Des Moines - Columbia Metropolitan), can usually be booked for $378.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Columbia, SC

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Columbia Metropolitan.

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

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

Returning to Des Moines from Columbia Metropolitan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Columbia Metropolitan are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

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

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Columbia

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Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Columbia Metropolitan

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Columbia 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
$144 $581 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$213 $393 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$296 $527 No cancel fee N/A