Cheap flights from Raleigh to Des Moines (RDU - DSM)

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines are usually found in August or April, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh (RDU) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to DSM flight in 2021: compare Raleigh to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
RDU - DSM
Price
$181 - $414
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Average price

$366

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

$181

From Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh to Des Moines?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh to Des Moines (RDU - DSM)?

It’s optimal to fly from Raleigh to Des Moines at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 21% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from Raleigh. Prices for August average $302 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $154. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 36% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

Find a great deal and save up to 55% by booking at least 37 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Raleigh to Des Moines within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $390.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Des Moines in November, December 2021

The best prices found for RDU to DSM flights for November, December
30 Nov - 22 Dec
$274pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$276pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Nov - 1 Dec
$295pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Raleigh found for next year
30 Nov - 22 Dec
$274pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$276pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Nov - 1 Dec
$295pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Raleigh to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Raleigh, departing today and this week
1 Dec - 6 Dec
$421pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Dec - 6 Dec
$425pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
3 Dec - 19 Dec
$456pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Des Moines from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Des Moines
4:25 pm - 4:41 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
25h 16m
RDU - DSM
Allegiant Air
$216
Gotogate
4:35 pm - 7:33 am
Frontier
2 Stops
39h 58m
RDU - DSM
Frontier
$269
Kiwi.com
2:55 am - 6:12 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
16h 17m
RDU - DSM
United Airlines
$333
United

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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to Des Moines

Which airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh 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 $381.

Are there last-minute flights available from Raleigh to Des Moines for under $500?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Raleigh to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Raleigh to Des Moines round-trip from $256. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are United Airlines, from $341, and Frontier, from $435. American Airlines is priced at 15% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Raleigh to Des Moines are Frontier ($111), Delta ($140), and Allegiant Air ($216).

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from Raleigh to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Raleigh to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from Raleigh to Des Moines is $91. On average you can expect to pay $208. The most popular route, (Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $257.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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Alternative routes for Raleigh to Des Moines

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Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Raleigh to Des Moines.
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh 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
$108 $357 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$110 $309 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$129 $365 No cancel fee N/A
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