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

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The best prices from Portland to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Wednesday and return on a Friday

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

All the information you need to plan the best PDX to DSM flight in 2021: compare Portland to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
PDX - DSM
Price
$220 - $486
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$220

From Portland to Des Moines

One-way from

$187

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 31 days in advance to save up to 30% 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 31 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 to Des Moines 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $349, or $409 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

When flying from Portland to Des Moines, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 15% versus a flight at noon.

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

Flights from Portland to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Portland with a flight ticket averaging about $334. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $167. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

The best prices found for PDX to DSM flights for December, January
9 Jan - 16 Jan
$200pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
8 Jan - 16 Jan
$231pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$242pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

Portland to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Portland found for this year
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$242pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
4 Dec - 5 Dec
$243pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
27 Dec - 4 Jan
$268pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Portland

Save time with Portland to Des Moines direct flight deals
14 Apr - 17 Apr
$148pp
PDX
Portland
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
PDX
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
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$242pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
11 Dec - 16 Dec
$277pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
11 Dec - 16 Dec
$321pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

One-way flights to Des Moines from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to Des Moines
7:49 pm - 6:44 am
Delta
1 Stop
8h 55m
PDX - DSM
Delta
$187
Delta
7:59 pm - 2:14 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
16h 15m
PDX - DSM
Frontier
$193
Kiwi.com
12:25 am - 10:28 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
32h 03m
PDX - DSM
United Airlines
$207
United

Related info for your journey

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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 United Airlines, Delta, and American 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $148, but on average you can expect to pay $218.

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

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from Portland to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Portland to Des Moines is less than $148.

Are there last-minute flights available from Portland to Des Moines for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Portland to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Portland to Des Moines flight route?

The Portland to Des Moines flight path was viewed by 13 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

According to our current data, Allegiant Air ($148), Frontier ($150), and Delta ($283) offers the cheapest pricing from Portland to Des Moines. These flights start at 55% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $125 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $136 and United Airlines from $157 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Portland to Des Moines?

On average you can expect to pay $240 for a flight from Portland to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $66 while the most popular route, (Portland - Des Moines) is currently priced at $240.

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

Before booking your flight from Portland to Des Moines check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta.

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.
Flight duration from PDX to DSM
3h 33m
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 4 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
Frontier
$112 $226 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$149 $363 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$153 $393 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$166 $436 No cancel fee N/A
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