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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 Saturday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

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

PHL - DSM
Price
$269 - $374
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 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

$129

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

Monday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights 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.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 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 $308 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $199.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Philadelphia to Des Moines in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 6% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines in November, December 2020

The best prices found for PHL to DSM flights for November, December
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$78pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$107pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$164pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
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 next year
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$78pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$107pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$164pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to Des Moines direct flight deals
27 Feb - 28 Feb
$299pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-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
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$188pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$282pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$365pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Des Moines from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
1:03 pm - 11:03 am
Frontier
1 Stop
23h 00m
PHL - DSM
Frontier
$129
KAYAK
3:45 am - 5:11 pm
Delta
3 Stops
14h 26m
PHL - DSM
Delta
$172
Delta
4:00 pm - 4:53 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
13h 53m
PHL - DSM
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to Des Moines

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Philadelphia 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 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $176.

Are there nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines is less than $299.

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

There are currently 10+ open flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Does it rain more in Philadelphia or Des Moines?

Expected rainfall in Philadelphia is same as in Des Moines. You can expect this to be the case over the next 13 days.

Is Philadelphia weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

With an average temperature of 88 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Des Moines are colder than in Philadelphia.

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines?

A quick flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines can take about 2h 55m. American Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $299. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines round-trip from $78. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $275, and Delta, from $278. Frontier is priced at 75% 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 $40 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $138 and Delta from $172 one-way.

Alternative routes for Philadelphia to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Flight duration
2h 46m
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines 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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