Cheap flights from Illinois (IL) to Des Moines (DSM)

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

All the information you need to plan the best null to DSM flight in 2022: compare Illinois to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
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 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 44% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $258 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $328.

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.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Illinois with a flight ticket averaging about $242. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

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

The best prices found for Illinois to DSM flights for January, February
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$154pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$156pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$163pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Illinois to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Illinois found for this year
3 Mar - 4 Mar
$126pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
STL
Lambert-St Louis
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$154pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Feb - 7 Feb
$156pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Illinois

Save time with Illinois to Des Moines direct flight deals
10 Feb - 17 Feb
$198pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$218pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Feb - 19 Feb
$238pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Illinois to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Illinois, departing today and this week
26 Jan - 31 Jan
$180pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Jan - 31 Jan
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Jan - 31 Jan
$202pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to Des Moines
4:05 am - 10:05 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 00m
ORD - DSM
American Airlines
1:00 am - 9:19 am
Frontier
2 Stops
32h 19m
ORD - DSM
Frontier
$145
Kiwi.com
10:30 am - 11:46 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 16m
ORD - DSM
United Airlines
$160
United

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Flight FAQs

From Illinois to Des Moines

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. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American 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 Multiple Airlines for just $126, but on average you can expect to pay $172.

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

Cheapflights has at least 15 direct flights from Illinois to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to Des Moines is less than $703.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday.

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

Per day, 7 flights depart from Illinois to Des Moines on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 86% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 14% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Illinois to Des Moines?

Airlines like Delta, American Airlines, and United Airlines fly from Illinois to Des Moines in about 3h 32m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 04m. 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 Delta. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $58. Users have also found prices from $77 and $144 on American Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

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

Consider Republic Airways (100%), Air Wisconsin (93%) or Copa Airlines (86%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Illinois to Des Moines.

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, Delta and United Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Illinois to Des Moines?

On average you can expect to pay $151 for a flight from Illinois to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $61 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines) is currently priced at $154.

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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Illinois must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to Illinois from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Illinois.

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

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Departure points for flights from Illinois to Des Moines

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Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Illinois to Des Moines.
Flight duration from Illinois to DSM
1h 30m
Average temperature for January in Des Moines
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Des Moines
0.9 ″

Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
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Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$163 $251 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$168 $323 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$282 $441 No cancel fee N/A
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