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Cheap flights from Buffalo to Des Moines (BUF - DSM)

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Buffalo (BUF) to Des Moines (DSM)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Buffalo to Des Moines?

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 161% on the overall cost on flights from Buffalo to Des Moines.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Buffalo to Des Moines at least 25 days early can save you up to 58% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 25 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Buffalo to Des Moines for as little as $363 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $501 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Des Moines from Buffalo. Users have commonly found prices around $308 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $199. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Buffalo to Des Moines (BUF - DSM)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 40% on flights from Buffalo to Des Moines by exploring options for tickets at noon.

One-way flights to Des Moines from Buffalo

The cheapest one-way flights from Buffalo to Des Moines
7:40 am - 8:58 am
Frontier
1 Stop
26h 18m
BUF - DSM
Frontier
$81
Kiwi.com
1:10 am - 10:03 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
33h 53m
BUF - DSM
American Airlines
8:51 am - 8:58 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
25h 07m
BUF - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$175
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Buffalo to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo to Des Moines 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 Buffalo to Des Moines 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 Buffalo to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Buffalo to Des Moines have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Buffalo to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $202, but on average you can expect to pay $270.

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

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

Does it rain more in Buffalo or Des Moines?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Buffalo is roughly greater than that of Des Moines. You can assume this to be the case over the next 20 days.

Is Buffalo weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

Temperatures around the 86 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Des Moines is hotter than in Buffalo. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Buffalo to Des Moines?

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines can get you from Buffalo to Des Moines in just under 4h 58m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 33m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

United Airlines, at $202, was found to be the cheapest airline from Buffalo to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and American Airlines. These flights start at 35% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $81. Frontier is not the only option available. At the moment, American Airlines is another option, for $147.

Alternative routes for Buffalo to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Buffalo to Des Moines
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Buffalo

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines from Buffalo to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Buffalo to Des Moines 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
United Airlines
$177 $334 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$156 $340 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$152 $432 No cancel fee N/A
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