Cheap flights from Houston to Des Moines (IAH - DSM)

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The best prices from Houston to Des Moines are usually found in April or May, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to DSM flight in 2022: compare Houston to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
IAH - DSM
Price
$79 - $377
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Rainfall
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 41% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 64% potential price drop

Average price

$248

Average for round-trip flights in August 2022

Round-trip from

$79

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.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Des Moines (IAH - DSM)?

When flying from Houston to Des Moines, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 46% versus a flight in the evening.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in February. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from Houston in April are about $221 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $63.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 24 days in advance to save up to 104% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 24 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Houston to Des Moines 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $226, or $404 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Leaving on a Monday 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 128% on the overall cost on flights from Houston to Des Moines.

Cheap flights from Houston to Des Moines in August, September 2022

The best prices found for IAH to DSM flights for August, September
26 Sep - 29 Sep
$164pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
26 Aug - 30 Aug
$183pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$186pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
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Houston to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Houston found for this year
26 Sep - 29 Sep
$164pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
26 Aug - 30 Aug
$183pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
1 Oct - 4 Oct
$186pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Cheap American Airlines flights from Houston to Des Moines

1 Oct - 4 Oct
$186pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
1 Oct - 3 Oct
$196pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
26 Aug - 30 Aug
$199pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Cheap United Airlines flights from Houston to Des Moines

26 Aug - 30 Aug
$183pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
26 Aug - 30 Aug
$192pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
26 Aug - 28 Aug
$198pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Houston

Save time with Houston to Des Moines direct flight deals
26 Aug - 30 Aug
$183pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
26 Aug - 28 Aug
$198pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
2 Sep - 4 Sep
$213pp
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
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$258pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$267pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$274pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Des Moines
10:47 am - 11:03 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
24h 16m
HOU - DSM
Allegiant Air
$142
Kiwi.com
1:43 pm - 7:35 pm
Delta
1 Stop
5h 52m
HOU - DSM
Delta
$146
Delta
6:09 pm - 9:14 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 05m
HOU - DSM
Frontier
$147
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Houston to Des Moines

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from Houston?

For a flight from Houston to Des Moines, you will be flying into Des Moines. Des Moines (DSM) is just 3.6 mi from the center of the city. Des Moines is the only Des Moines airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from Houston per day. 5 airlines have flights to Des Moines from Houston on a regular basis.

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

United Airlines, Allegiant Air, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have 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 Frontier for just $164, but on average you can expect to pay $206.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Des Moines is less than $353.

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

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from Houston to Des Moines is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $164 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and American Airlines, starting at $183 and $186 round-trip. These flights start at 25% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$81 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and Allegiant Air, with prices starting from $99 and $142, respectively.

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

When booking a flight from Houston to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or Allegiant Air as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to Des Moines?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Houston to Des Moines? While on average our users pay $364, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $197. The most popular route (Houston Hobby - Des Moines), is priced around $213.

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

Before booking your flight to Des Moines from Houston, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air New Zealand (82%), United Airlines (72%), Mesa Airlines( 72%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Houston are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to Houston from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Houston.

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

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Alternative routes for Houston to Des Moines

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

Top 5 airlines flying 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
Juneyao Airlines
$18 $25 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Allegiant Air
$43 $124 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$102 $399 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$137 $372 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$190 $380 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston towards Des Moines.
Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of IAH to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 46% of IAH to DSM departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 6% of IAH to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of IAH to DSM departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to Des Moines.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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