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

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

All the information you need to plan the best PWM to DSM flight in 2021: compare Portland to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
PWM - DSM
Price
$154 - $435
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 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.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Portland, Maine to Des Moines (PWM - DSM)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Portland, Maine to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 34% on airfare.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Portland, Maine to Des Moines?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 44 days in advance to save up to 63% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 44 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Portland, Maine to Des Moines 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $412, or $545 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Portland, Maine with a flight ticket averaging about $344. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $177. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Portland, Maine to Des Moines?

Flights from Portland, Maine to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Sunday. 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.

Cheap flights from Portland to Des Moines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for PWM to DSM flights for December, January
24 Dec - 4 Jan
$372pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
25 Dec - 4 Jan
$392pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
24 Dec - 4 Jan
$417pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland

Portland to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Portland found for this year
24 Dec - 4 Jan
$372pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
25 Dec - 4 Jan
$392pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
24 Dec - 4 Jan
$417pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland

One-way flights to Des Moines from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to Des Moines
8:27 am - 1:01 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
29h 34m
PWM - DSM
Frontier
$141
Kiwi.com
12:10 pm - 4:52 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 42m
PWM - DSM
American Airlines
3:34 pm - 1:39 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
47h 05m
PWM - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$691
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Portland to Des Moines

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.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Portland, Maine to Des Moines?

The most popular airlines flying from Portland, Maine to Des Moines are American Airlines, Delta and Frontier. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Portland, Maine to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from Portland, Maine to Des Moines is $91. On average you can expect to pay $205. The most popular route, (Portland - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $1,084.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Portland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to Portland from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Portland.

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

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Alternative routes for Portland to Des Moines

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Portland to Des Moines.
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Portland

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying 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
American Airlines
$185 $434 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$191 $397 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$196 $453 No cancel fee 69%
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