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

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The best prices from Detroit 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)

DTT - DSM
Price
$201 - $418
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 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 to Des Moines

One-way from

$128

One-way flight from Detroit 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?

Flights from Detroit to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

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

To save up to 58% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 25 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Detroit to Des Moines from $363 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $501 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Detroit with a flight ticket averaging about $308. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $199. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Detroit to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 12% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Des Moines in November, December 2020

The best prices found for DTT to DSM flights for November, December
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$175pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Dec - 28 Dec
$179pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
18 Dec - 21 Dec
$181pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Detroit found for next year
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$175pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Dec - 28 Dec
$179pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
18 Dec - 21 Dec
$181pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
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
18 Dec - 21 Dec
$239pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$299pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$319pp
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
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$175pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$226pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$229pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Des Moines from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to Des Moines
1:00 am - 2:31 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
14h 31m
DTW - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$128
Gotogate
10:18 am - 3:11 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 53m
DTW - DSM
American Airlines
11:00 am - 7:29 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
21h 29m
DTW - DSM
United Airlines
$177
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Detroit to Des Moines flights.

Flight FAQs

From Detroit to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit to Des Moines to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Detroit 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 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 $130, but on average you can expect to pay $209.

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

Cheapflights has at least 5 direct flights from Detroit to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to Des Moines is less than $308.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Is Detroit weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 86 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Des Moines is typically hotter than in Detroit. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Detroit to Des Moines?

For as low as $239, Delta can have you in Des Moines from Detroit in 1h 52m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

American Airlines, at $195, was found to be the cheapest airline from Detroit to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include United Airlines and Major Airline. These flights start at 40% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $118 on American Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $149 and United Airlines from $177 one-way.

Alternative routes for Detroit to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Detroit to Des Moines
Flight duration
1h 48m
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines from Detroit 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
United Airlines
$170 $336 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$139 $336 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$221 $389 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Detroit to Des Moines

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 66% of DTT to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 33% of DTT to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTT to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of DTT to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to Des Moines
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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