Menu

Cheap flights from Portland to Des Moines (PWM - DSM)

Know your dates, get live prices in seconds:

From
To
Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

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

PWM - DSM
Price
$154 - $435
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 55% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$154

From Portland to Des Moines

One-way from

$141

One-way flight from Portland 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 Portland to Des Moines?

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Portland 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 Portland to Des Moines?

Users have found that booking a flight from Portland to Des Moines at least 25 days early can save you up to 58% 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 Portland to Des Moines for as little as $363 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 $501 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Flights from Portland to Des Moines lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Portland to Des Moines in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $199.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Portland to Des Moines (PWM - DSM)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Portland to Des Moines at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 47% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best prices found for PWM to DSM flights for November, December
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$276pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$278pp
PWM
Portland
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$295pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland

Portland to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Portland found for next year
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$276pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$278pp
PWM
Portland
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$295pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland

Last minute flights from Portland to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Portland, departing today and this week
2 Dec - 6 Dec
$356pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
4 Dec - 5 Dec
$358pp
PWM
Portland
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland

One-way flights to Des Moines from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to Des Moines
7:01 am - 12:52 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
30h 51m
PWM - DSM
Frontier
$141
Kiwi.com
2:34 am - 9:56 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 22m
PWM - DSM
American Airlines
6:15 am - 7:29 am
United Airlines
3 Stops
26h 14m
PWM - DSM
United Airlines
$259
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Portland to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Portland to Des Moines that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Portland to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $256, but on average you can expect to pay $304.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Portland to Des Moines, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Portland to Des Moines for under $400?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Portland to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Portland to Des Moines was viewed by 11 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Portland or Des Moines?

The rainfall in Portland is generally less than the rainfall in Des Moines. This will continue over the next 16 days.

Is Portland weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

With an average temperature of 86 °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 hotter than in Portland.

How long is the flight from Portland to Des Moines?

Airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta fly from Portland to Des Moines in about 4h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 12m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

American Airlines, at $256, was found to be the cheapest airline from Portland to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include United Airlines and Delta. American Airlines is 25% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $141. American Airlines flights start at $148 while deals on United Airlines start at $259 one-way.

Alternative routes for Portland to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Portland to Des Moines
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Portland

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines from Portland to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Portland 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
Delta
$191 $397 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$185 $434 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$196 $453 No cancel fee 69%
Home North America USA Iowa Des Moines Cheap flights from Portland to Des Moines