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Cheap flights to Des Moines, IA

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$113Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from$109From Las Vegas McCarran to Des Moines
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Des Moines

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Des Moines right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Des Moines along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

If you are looking to book a trip to Des Moines and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Des Moines flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Des Moines found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$274
February
$285
March
$315
April
$281
May
$315
June
$329
July
$349
August
$336
September
$319
October
$318
November
$296
December
$317
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Des Moines is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. 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?

Average Des Moines flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - DSM
Price
$274 - $396
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
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 a flight to Des Moines?

The best time to book flights to Des Moines is 15 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.

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 to Des Moines?

Des Moines flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight at noon 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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What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines?

Des Moines (DSM), located 3.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Des Moines.

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