Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines (PHL - DSM)

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

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

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to DSM flight in 2021: compare Philadelphia to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
PHL - DSM
Price
$269 - $374
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$269

From Philadelphia to Des Moines

One-way from

$159

One-way flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines?

Users have found that booking a flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines at least 25 days early can save you up to 22% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 25 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines for as little as $343 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $403 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Monday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Philadelphia to Des Moines. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Philadelphia to Des Moines (PHL - DSM)?

It’s optimal to fly from Philadelphia to Des Moines at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 31% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from Philadelphia in April are about $320 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $261.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines in October, November 2021

The best prices found for PHL to DSM flights for October, November
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$151pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$155pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
17 Nov - 18 Nov
$178pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Philadelphia found for this year
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$151pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$153pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$155pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
21 Oct - 24 Oct
$184pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$205pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$218pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Des Moines from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
12:30 am - 9:23 am
Major Airline
1 Stop
9h 53m
PHL - DSM
Major Airline
$159
StudentUniverse
4:57 pm - 9:15 am
Frontier
2 Stops
17h 18m
PHL - DSM
Frontier
$173
Kiwi.com
5:35 am - 5:07 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
12h 32m
PHL - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$198
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to Des Moines

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $150, but on average you can expect to pay $179.

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

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

How popular is this Philadelphia to Des Moines flight route?

Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines have been viewed 18 times in the past calendar month.

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

Frontier, at $150, was found to be the cheapest airline from Philadelphia to Des Moines. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Delta. Frontier is priced at 53% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $70 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Major Airline from $159 and United Airlines from $220 one-way.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from Philadelphia to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines? While on average our users pay $327, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $167. The most popular route (Philadelphia - Des Moines), is priced around $168.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia.

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

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Alternative routes for Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Des Moines.
Average temperature for October in Des Moines
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Des Moines
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines flying from Philadelphia to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia 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
Frontier
$89 $218 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$135 $309 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$186 $395 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$220 $417 No cancel fee 71%
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