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

DSM - CAE
Price
$215 - $608
CAE
Temperature
60.8 - 93.2 °F
CAE
Rainfall
2.7 - 5.4 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 43% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$215

From Des Moines to Columbia

One-way from

$120

One-way flight from Des Moines to Columbia

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 Columbia?

Flights from Des Moines to Columbia are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Columbia.

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

To save up to 62% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 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 Columbia from $294 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $404 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to Columbia from Des Moines average $244. You can even find prices in July for less than $244, as users have found deals to Columbia from as low as $148. The month of December 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 32%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Columbia (DSM - CAE)?

When flying from Des Moines to Columbia, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 22% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Columbia in November, December 2020

The best prices found for DSM to CAE flights for November, December
30 Dec - 2 Jan
$298pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$323pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$348pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Columbia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Columbia from Des Moines found for next year
30 Dec - 2 Jan
$298pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$323pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$348pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
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
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$323pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$348pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Columbia from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Columbia
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 30m
DSM - CAE
Delta
$120
Delta
11:50 am - 5:56 pm
Delta
1 Stop
5h 06m
DSM - CAE
Delta
$130
Delta
6:55 am - 7:25 am
United Airlines
3 Stops
23h 30m
DSM - CAE
United Airlines
$268
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Columbia

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia Metropolitan to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Des Moines to Columbia Metropolitan include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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, Delta, and United Airlines flying from Des Moines to Columbia Metropolitan have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Columbia for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Columbia for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $249, but on average you can expect to pay $300.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to Columbia, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Columbia for under $400?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Des Moines to Columbia within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Des Moines to Columbia Metropolitan have been viewed 45 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or Columbia?

Des Moines will have the same amount of rainfall in 1 compared to Columbia over the next 12 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Columbia?

Temperatures around the 93 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Columbia is hotter than in Des Moines. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Columbia?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta can get you from Des Moines to Columbia in just under 4h 50m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 35m. 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 Columbia round-trip?

Currently priced at $249, 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 United Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $250 and $255, respectively. Delta is currently priced 28% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $120 on Delta. Another option is United Airlines, who have fights from $268.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to Columbia

Destination information for Columbia

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to Columbia
Average temperature for November in Columbia
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Columbia
2.7 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Columbia

Top 3 airlines from Des Moines to Columbia

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
Delta
$140 $314 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$152 $357 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$192 $357 No cancel fee 69%
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