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The best prices from Richmond to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 33 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Richmond (RIC) to Des Moines (DSM)

RIC - DSM
Price
$180 - $825
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 54% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 53% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$180

From Richmond to Des Moines

One-way from

$109

One-way flight from Richmond 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 Richmond to Des Moines?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Richmond 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 Richmond to Des Moines?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 25 days in advance to save up to 58% 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 25 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 Richmond to Des Moines 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $363, or $501 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Des Moines from Richmond 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 Richmond. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond to Des Moines (RIC - DSM)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Richmond to Des Moines at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 4% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

The best prices found for RIC to DSM flights for November, December
24 Dec - 27 Dec
$268pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
24 Dec - 27 Dec
$275pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$292pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Richmond to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Richmond found for next year
24 Dec - 27 Dec
$268pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
24 Dec - 27 Dec
$275pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$292pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Richmond to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Richmond, departing today and this week
2 Dec - 6 Dec
$365pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
2 Dec - 6 Dec
$368pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Richmond

The cheapest one-way flights from Richmond to Des Moines
10:47 am - 3:11 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 24m
RIC - DSM
American Airlines
2:25 pm - 12:52 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
23h 27m
RIC - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$109
Gotogate
7:00 am - 12:52 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
30h 52m
RIC - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$117
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Richmond to Des Moines

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

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $255, but on average you can expect to pay $313.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Richmond 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 Richmond to Des Moines for under $400?

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

Does it rain more in Richmond or Des Moines?

When traveling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Richmond is typically greater than that of Des Moines. We can gather that this will continue over the next 12 days.

Is Richmond weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Des Moines is generally colder than in Richmond. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Richmond to Des Moines?

A quick flight from Richmond to Des Moines can take about 5h 08m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $268. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

American Airlines, at $255, was found to be the cheapest airline from Richmond to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and United Airlines. You may be able to fly from Richmond to Des Moines for 32% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$138 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines.

Alternative routes for Richmond to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

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

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines from Richmond to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Richmond 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
$178 $362 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$173 $374 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$188 $389 No cancel fee N/A
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