Cheap flights from Illinois to Des Moines (DSM)

ORD — DSM
Dec 13 — Dec 201

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Illinois to Des Moines, book at least 40 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 65% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $320 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $436.

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

September can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Illinois with a flight ticket averaging about $309. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $187. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of May.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Illinois to Des Moines (IL - DSM)?

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

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

The best prices found for Illinois to DSM flights for December, January
Dec 30 - Jan 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$188

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/5

Jan 12 - Jan 15
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 12m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$195

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/7

Jan 12 - Jan 15
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 12m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 26m
$203

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/7

Illinois to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Illinois found for this year
Dec 30 - Jan 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$188

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/5

Dec 25 - Dec 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 27m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 35m
$206

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/6

Dec 24 - Dec 27
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 27m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 30m
$220

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/7

Cheap American Airlines flights from Illinois to Des Moines

Dec 30 - Jan 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$188

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/5

Jan 6 - Jan 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 13m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$195

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/5

Jan 12 - Jan 15
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 12m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 26m
$203

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/7

Cheap Delta flights from Illinois to Des Moines

Jan 5 - Jan 12
MDW

Chicago Midway

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 35m
DSM

Des Moines

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

5h 35m
$206

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/6

Jan 14 - Jan 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 15m
$232

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/6

Jan 2 - Jan 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 07m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 26m
$272

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/6

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Illinois

Save time with Illinois to Des Moines direct flight deals
Dec 30 - Jan 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$188

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/5

Apr 26 - May 30
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 11m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$204

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/8

Dec 25 - Dec 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 27m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 35m
$206

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/6

Last minute flights from Illinois to Des Moines

Late deals on return flights to Des Moines from Illinois, departing today and this week
Dec 17 - Jan 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 22m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$260

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/6

Dec 17 - Jan 2
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 30m
$263

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/8

Dec 17 - Jan 7
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 24m
$264

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/8

One-way flights to Des Moines from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to Des Moines
Dec 14
STL

Lambert-St Louis

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

30h 21m
$95

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/7

Dec 21
MDW

Chicago Midway

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

10h 42m
$101

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/8

Feb 9
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

10h 46m
$102

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/7

Related info for your journey

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

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

Most people fly into Des Moines (DSM) if they book a flight to Des Moines from Illinois. Des Moines is conveniently located just 3.6 mi from Des Moines’s city center.

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $188, but on average you can expect to pay $234.

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

Cheapflights has at least 13 direct flights from Illinois to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to Des Moines is less than $362.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 19 flights depart from Illinois to Des Moines on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 58% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 42% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Illinois to Des Moines?

Airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta fly from Illinois to Des Moines in about 1h 27m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 08m. There are 299 mi between Illinois and Des Moines. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $101. Users have also found prices from $118 and $149 on Delta and American Airlines, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Illinois to Des Moines?

While some choose either Chicago Midway - Des Moines or Lambert-St Louis - Des Moines, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines is the most popular route from Illinois to Des Moines.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Illinois to Des Moines are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and CAA. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

Consider SkyWest Airlines (93%), Scandinavian Airlines (92%) or GoJet (90%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Illinois to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Illinois to Des Moines?

On average you can expect to pay $245 for a flight from Illinois to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $43 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines) is currently priced at $206.

Departure points for flights from Illinois to Des Moines

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Top 4 airlines flying from Illinois to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Illinois to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
CAACheapest$78Average$86FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$127Average$243FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$177Average$304FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$205Average$361FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Illinois to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Illinois to Des Moines
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
13%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
51%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
35%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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