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

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The best prices from Detroit All airports to Des Moines are usually found in August or April, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DTT to DSM flight in 2021: compare Detroit to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
DTT - DSM
Price
$201 - $418
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 39% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$201

From Detroit (DTT) to Des Moines

One-way from

$125

One-way flight from Detroit (DTT) 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 day to fly round-trip from Detroit to Des Moines?

Travelers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 39% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 43% on flights from Detroit to Des Moines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $403. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $475.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to Des Moines (DTT - DSM)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 12% on flights from Detroit to Des Moines by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from Detroit in August are about $329 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $151.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Des Moines in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DTT to DSM flights for October, November
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$191pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$193pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$195pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit All airports to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Detroit found for this year
7 Dec - 7 Dec
$173pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$174pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$178pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to Des Moines direct flight deals
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$259pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Nov - 27 Nov
$309pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
8 Dec - 10 Dec
$357pp
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
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$247pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$249pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$250pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Des Moines from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to Des Moines
1:34 pm - 9:15 am
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 41m
DTW - DSM
Frontier
$125
Kiwi.com
2:29 am - 7:04 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 35m
DTW - DSM
American Airlines
3:00 am - 6:12 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
16h 12m
DTW - DSM
United Airlines
$202
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?

Des Moines is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Des Moines from Detroit All airports. Booking flights from All airports (DTT) to Des Moines (DSM) should be relatively easy as there are 3 daily flights to Des Moines from 3 different airlines. 1h 40m is how long a flight from Detroit to Des Moines will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Detroit 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 to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $173, but on average you can expect to pay $199.

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

Cheapflights has at least 10 direct flights from Detroit to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to Des Moines is less than $413.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Friday.

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

Travelers can expect 1 flight from Detroit to Des Moines on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Detroit to Des Moines?

Departing from Detroit to Des Moines will take you 6h 33m. Airlines will cover a distance of 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 to Des Moines round-trip?

According to our current data, United Airlines ($175), American Airlines ($183), and Frontier ($240) offers the cheapest pricing from Detroit to Des Moines. You may be able to fly from Detroit to Des Moines for 46% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$93 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on United Airlines and American Airlines, with prices starting from $109 and $175, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit to Des Moines?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Detroit to Des Moines consider choosing SkyWest Airlines (100%), Air France (94%) or Korean Air (93%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Detroit to Des Moines?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Detroit to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from Detroit to Des Moines is $173. On average you can expect to pay $309. The most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $173.

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 need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Des Moines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit 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 from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Detroit.

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

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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 DTT to DSM
1h 49m
Average temperature for October in Des Moines
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Des Moines
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying from Detroit All airports 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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 40% of DTT to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 40% of DTT to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 20% of DTT to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of DTT 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
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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