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The best prices from Houston to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to Des Moines (DSM)

IAH - DSM
Price
$183 - $373
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 46% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$183

From Houston to Des Moines

One-way from

$135

One-way flight from Houston 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 Houston to Des Moines?

Users have found that flying from Houston to Des Moines on a Sunday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Houston 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 Houston to Des Moines (IAH - DSM)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Houston to Des Moines in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 6% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Houston to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for IAH to DSM flights for December, January
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$149pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$182pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$196pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Houston found for this year
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$149pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$182pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$196pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Houston

Save time with Houston to Des Moines direct flight deals
21 Jan - 25 Jan
$269pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
14 Dec - 19 Dec
$309pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
25 Dec - 30 Dec
$359pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Houston, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$149pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$182pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$205pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Des Moines
1:00 am - 12:50 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
11h 50m
IAH - DSM
Frontier
6:52 am - 3:11 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 19m
IAH - DSM
American Airlines
6:49 am - 2:22 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 33m
IAH - DSM
Delta
$139
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Houston to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston George Bush Intcntl 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. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Des Moines. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

Can I find flights from Houston to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $149, but on average you can expect to pay $229.

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

Cheapflights has at least 9 direct flights from Houston to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Des Moines is less than $450.

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

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

Does it rain more in Houston or Des Moines?

In Houston, there will be greater rainfall in Houston compared to Des Moines over the next 15 days.

Is Houston 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 Houston. 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 Houston to Des Moines?

A quick flight from Houston to Des Moines can take about 2h 15m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $283. 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 Houston to Des Moines round-trip?

Currently priced at $208, Frontier will fly you from Houston to Des Moines and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $222 and $253, respectively. Frontier is 38% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Houston to Des Moines are Frontier ($40), Delta ($119), and American Airlines ($138).

Alternative routes for Houston to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Houston to Des Moines
Flight duration
2h 25m
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines from Houston to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston 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
Frontier
$100 $208 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$97 $290 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$163 $380 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$301 $405 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Des Moines

Evening 6 PM to midnight 100% of IAH to DSM departures
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Des Moines
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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