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Cheap flights to Des Moines, United States

Cheap flights to Des Moines

Most popular in August High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $366 Price for this month
Cheapest price $186 From New York to Des Moines

Cheapest Prices for Des Moines flights by month

January
$296
February
$238
March
$287
April
$307
May
$329
June
$355
July
$327
August
$377
September
$317
October
$350
November
$366
December
$333
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Des Moines is February. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Des Moines?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
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Price
$249 - $380
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
Rainfall
0.87 - 5.12 inches
Flying to Des Moines in January is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Des Moines, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being May.

When is the best time to book flights to Des Moines?

The best time to book flights to Des Moines is 60 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Des Moines?

The cheapest flights to Des Moines are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

Des Moines flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at noon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

The state capital of Iowa, Des Moines is a charming city with exceptional food, a huge array of historic buildings, great shopping and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The historical side to the city will occupy many days of sightseeing. From the ornately designed Capitol building, to the beauty of Salisbury House and the fascinating exhibits of the State Historical Society Museum, visitors can easily learn about how the city came to be.

There are plenty of other cultural attractions as well. Wander around the Science Centre of Iowa, with its planetarium and interactive child-friendly exhibits, or take in the superb collection of 20th century masterpieces at the Des Moines Art Centre – featuring world-famous artists like Hopper, O’Keefe and Johns. June also sees the city stage a fantastic Arts Festival, with a programme of open air performances.

Food is a big part of the town’s appeal. That may be because Des Moines is at the heart of one of the world’s great farming regions. Visit in July to sample every local delicacy at Taste of Des Moines or dine at eateries serving everything from tacos to hefty burgers.

There are family-friendly attractions as well, such as Adventureland, with its massive swimming pool and vast array of slides, as well as Gray’s Lake where families can race pedalos and canoes.

More serious water sports are catered for at sites like Saylorville Lake, which offers exceptional fishing. Other sports can be enjoyed at Sleepy Hollow Park with different seasonal options to experience such as snowboarding and beach volleyball.

Des Moines is also a jumping off point to visit Iowa’s most beautiful sights, such as the rolling Loess Hills and the eerie Maquoketa Caves. But with so much to do, you may never want to leave the city.

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Best Time to Fly to Des Moines

If you are seeking a cultural vacation, then there is really no bad time to go to Des Moines. For outdoor activities, summer is the best time to visit (between June and September), although there are snow-based activities available as well. A trip in June may balance lower prices with outdoor festivals and good conditions for hiking and boating.

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Getting around Des Moines

Renting a car provides great flexibility (but beware of icy conditions during the winter). The city is known to be quite cycle-friendly as well, and the bus network will let you take your bikes on board, making it possible to access most parts of town without a rental car. Taxis are always available to book, but don’t rely on being able to hail them.

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Cheap flights to Des Moines, United States