Cheap flights from Detroit to Des Moines (DTW - DSM)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTW) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best DTW to DSM flight in 2021: compare Detroit to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
DTW - DSM
Price
$201 - $397
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$201

From Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines

One-way from

$141

One-way flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

August can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport with a flight ticket averaging about $329. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $151. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

Find a great deal and save up to 43% by booking at least 61 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 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $403.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines (DTW - DSM)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Des Moines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for DTW to DSM flights for December, January
7 Jan - 10 Jan
$192pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
7 Jan - 10 Jan
$202pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$212pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Detroit found for this year
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$225pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$248pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$263pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to Des Moines direct flight deals
15 Feb - 1 Mar
$279pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Dec - 30 Dec
$324pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
19 Jan - 21 Jan
$377pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Detroit, departing today and this week
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$225pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$248pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$263pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Des Moines from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to Des Moines
7:34 am - 10:50 am
Frontier
2 Stops
28h 16m
DTW - DSM
Frontier
$141
Kiwi.com
7:40 am - 8:34 am
Delta
Nonstop
1h 54m
DTW - DSM
Delta
$189
Delta
4:15 am - 9:13 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
5h 58m
DTW - DSM
United Airlines
$196
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Detroit</span> to <span class="emphasized">Des Moines</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Detroit to Des Moines

What airports do I use to fly from Detroit to Des Moines?

You will need to book a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines if you want to fly from Detroit to Des Moines. At least 3 different airlines have flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) to Des Moines (DSM) on a regular basis. There are 2 flights to Des Moines from the Detroit airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from DTW to DSM to be around 1h 49m.

Which airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, American Airlines, and United 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 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $183, but on average you can expect to pay $220.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 9 direct flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines is less than $387.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines for under $300?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Thursday, Friday.

How many flights depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines on average per day?

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

How long is the flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta can get you from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines in just under 2h 09m. Your travel time can differ by up to 14h 39m. The distance from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines is about 535 mi. 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 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $192 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and Delta, starting at $214 and $279 round-trip. Users have found that American Airlines is 35% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $88. Frontier flights start at $110 while deals on American Airlines start at $177 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

When booking a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or United Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines is $93. On average you can expect to pay $201. The most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $206.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Des Moines on time: Korean Air (97%), Delta (89%), Endeavor Airlines (89%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Des Moines from Detroit?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Des Moines within the United States

Most visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Des Moines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

Do I need a test to fly back to Detroit from Des Moines?

Returning to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

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Alternative routes for Detroit to Des Moines

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to Des Moines.
Flight duration from DTW to DSM
1h 55m
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Detroit 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
American Airlines
$139 $336 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$170 $336 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$221 $389 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Detroit to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Detroit towards Des Moines.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 60% of DTW to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 20% of DTW to DSM departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 20% of DTW to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of DTW to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Detroit to Des Moines.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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