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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)

PDX - DSM
Price
$220 - $486
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 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

$129

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?

Users have found that flying from Portland to Des Moines on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Des Moines from Portland average $308. You can even find prices in April for less than $308, as users have found deals to Des Moines from as low as $199. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Des Moines from Portland. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 20% on flights from Portland to Des Moines by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Portland to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for PDX to DSM flights for December, January
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$79pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
27 Dec - 11 Jan
$138pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PDX
Portland
30 Dec - 11 Jan
$144pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PDX
Portland

Portland to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Portland found for this year
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$79pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
27 Dec - 11 Jan
$138pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PDX
Portland
30 Dec - 11 Jan
$144pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
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
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$158pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
13 Dec - 30 Dec
$163pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$174pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PDX
Portland

One-way flights to Des Moines from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to Des Moines
5:47 am - 2:31 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 44m
PDX - DSM
Frontier
7:28 pm - 5:18 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
31h 50m
PDX - DSM
American Airlines
1:00 am - 2:22 pm
Delta
2 Stops
11h 22m
PDX - DSM
Delta
$161
Delta

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. Alaska Airlines and Delta are some airlines that have done so. 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 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $79, but on average you can expect to pay $176.

Are there nonstop flights from Portland to Des Moines for under $100 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 $200?

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

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Portland to Des Moines have been viewed 13 times in the past calendar month.

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 23 days.

Is Portland weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Des Moines is generally hotter than in Portland. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Portland to Des Moines?

A quick flight from Portland to Des Moines can take about 6h 41m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $158. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Portland to Des Moines is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $79 on this airline. Frontier is currently priced 76% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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 $34. American Airlines flights start at $118 while deals on Delta start at $119 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 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 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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