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

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The best prices from Chicago to Des Moines International are usually found in August or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Friday

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

CHI - DSM
Price
$229 - $369

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$229

From Chicago to Des Moines International

One-way from

$89

One-way flight from Chicago to Des Moines International

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 Chicago to Des Moines International?

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Chicago to Des Moines International. 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 Des Moines International.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 24% by booking at least 53 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Des Moines International within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $216.

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

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines International from Chicago. Prices for September average $211 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $117. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March. Opting for a September flight can save you 14% on your journey compared to booking in September

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

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Des Moines International in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Des Moines International in October, November 2020

The best prices found for CHI to DSM flights for October, November
19 Nov - 23 Nov
$169pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$175pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Nov - 23 Nov
$178pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Des Moines International 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines International from Chicago found for this year
24 Dec - 30 Dec
$169pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$172pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Dec - 31 Dec
$173pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Des Moines International from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Des Moines International direct flight deals
24 Dec - 30 Dec
$169pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Dec - 5 Jan
$179pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Dec - 5 Jan
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Des Moines International

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines International from Chicago, departing today and this week
29 Oct - 19 Nov
$286pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 19 Nov
$290pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$295pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines International from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Des Moines International
3:00 am - 11:58 am
Delta
2 Stops
8h 58m
ORD - DSM
Delta
$89
Delta
1:55 pm - 5:50 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
15h 55m
ORD - DSM
American Airlines
2:40 pm - 3:33 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
24h 53m
ORD - DSM
United Airlines
$134
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Des Moines International

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Des Moines 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 Chicago and Des Moines 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 Chicago to Des Moines 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 Chicago to Des Moines. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines 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 Chicago to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Des Moines International for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Des Moines International for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $169, but on average you can expect to pay $191.

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

Cheapflights has at least 18 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines International under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Des Moines International is less than $320.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Des Moines International for under $300?

There are currently 14+ open flights from Chicago to Des Moines International within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 4 flights from Chicago to Des Moines on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in July. The weather in Des Moines is generally hotter than Chicago's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Des Moines International?

A quick flight from Chicago to Des Moines International can take about 1h 11m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $169. Chicago and Des Moines International are separated by a distance of 299 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

United Airlines, at $169, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chicago to Des Moines International.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include American Airlines and Delta. United Airlines is currently priced 37% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $78 on United Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $85 and Delta from $89 one-way.

Destination information for Des Moines International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Des Moines International
Flight duration
1h 19m

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Des Moines International

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of CHI to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 27% of CHI to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 17% of CHI to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Des Moines International
Sunday
22 daily flights
Monday
27 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights
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