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 2021: 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 up to 16% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 15 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 $152 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $190 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 June. Prices to Des Moines from Illinois average $182. You can even find prices in June for less than $182, as users have found deals to Des Moines from as low as $102. The month of January 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 19%.

Cheap flights from Illinois to Des Moines in August, September 2021

The best prices found for Illinois to DSM flights for August, September
25 Sep - 29 Sep
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Sep - 29 Sep
$141pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Sep - 29 Sep
$142pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-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
16 Oct - 23 Oct
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 6 Oct
$137pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
STL
Lambert-St Louis
16 Oct - 20 Oct
$141pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American 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
16 Oct - 23 Oct
$133pp
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 Sep - 8 Sep
$144pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Oct - 24 Oct
$153pp
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 Aug - 11 Sep
$240pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Aug - 18 Aug
$242pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Aug - 11 Sep
$248pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
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
1:10 am - 7:10 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 00m
ORD - DSM
American Airlines
12:43 pm - 4:28 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
27h 45m
MDW - DSM
Allegiant Air
$95
Gotogate
10:30 am - 11:49 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 19m
ORD - DSM
United Airlines
$98
United

Related info for your journey

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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 American Airlines for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $153.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Illinois to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to Des Moines is less than $227.

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

Consider American Airlines, Delta or United Airlines 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 Lambert-St Louis - 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 $328 for a flight from Illinois to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $164 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines) is currently priced at $142.

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

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Illinois to Des Moines on time: GoJet(93%), SkyWest Airlines(90%), United Airlines(88%.)

How long is the flight from Illinois to Des Moines?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Linear Air Taxi can get you from Illinois to Des Moines in just under 1h 15m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. All flights are typically nonstop.

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 $133. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $137, and United Airlines, from $153.

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

$67 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $76 and $78, respectively.

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 72 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 72 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
1h 23m
Average temperature for August in Des Moines
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Des Moines
4.1 ″

Airports servicing

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

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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