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

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Illinois to Des Moines (DSM)

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Des Moines from Illinois average $308. You can even find prices in April for less than $308, as users have found deals to Des Moines from as low as $199. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Des Moines from Illinois. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

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

The best prices found for Illinois to DSM flights for December, January
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jan - 12 Jan
$100pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$104pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Illinois to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Illinois found for this year
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$110pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$111pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Illinois

Save time with Illinois to Des Moines direct flight deals
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
12 Mar - 17 Mar
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Dec - 17 Dec
$137pp
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
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$110pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$111pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to Des Moines
3:25 am - 4:53 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 28m
ORD - DSM
American Airlines
2:40 pm - 4:09 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 29m
ORD - DSM
United Airlines
$70
United
4:02 pm - 11:44 am
Frontier
1 Stop
19h 42m
ORD - DSM
Frontier
$105
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Illinois to Des Moines

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

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Illinois to Des Moines are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $115.

Are there nonstop flights from Illinois to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 19 direct flights from Illinois to Des Moines under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to Des Moines is less than $205.

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

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Linear Air Taxi when booking your flight. These represent the most popular 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 Greater Peoria - Des Moines, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines is the most popular route from Illinois to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest Flights from Illinois to Des Moines?

On average you can expect to pay $304 for a flight from Illinois to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $237 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines) is currently priced at $97.

How long is the flight from Illinois to Des Moines?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta can get you from Illinois to Des Moines in just under 1h 11m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 49m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Illinois to Des Moines round-trip from $97. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $106, and Frontier, from $109.

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

$46 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $49 and $53, respectively.

Arrival points for flights from Illinois to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Illinois to Des Moines
Flight duration
1h 27m
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines 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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