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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

Average price

$316

Average for round-trip flights in February 2021

Round-trip from

$215

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 27% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 25 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 $374 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $460 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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 February, March 2021

31 Mar - 4 Apr
$257pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
31 Mar - 4 Apr
$267pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
24 Mar - 31 Mar
$271pp
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

31 Mar - 4 Apr
$257pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
31 Mar - 4 Apr
$267pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
24 Mar - 31 Mar
$271pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
CAE
Columbia Metropolitan
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

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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 Multiple Airlines for just $257, but on average you can expect to pay $284.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Columbia for under $300 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.

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

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 less rainfall in 2 compared to Columbia over the next 11 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?

Delta, American Airlines, and United Airlines can get you from Des Moines to Columbia in just under 4h 05m. Your travel time can differ by up to 45m. 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 $271, 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 $277 and $282, respectively. Delta is currently priced 22% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to Columbia

Destination information for Columbia

Average temperature for February in Columbia
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for February in Columbia
3.5 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Columbia

Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Columbia

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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