Cheap flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines (SLC - DSM)

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The best prices from Salt Lake City to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Salt Lake City (SLC) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best SLC to DSM flight in 2021: compare Salt Lake City to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
SLC - DSM
Price
$198 - $466
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Average price

$296

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$198

From Salt Lake City 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 month to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Des Moines from Salt Lake City. Users have commonly found prices around $287 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $125. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in February.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines (SLC - DSM)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 29% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Salt Lake City to Des Moines?

Users have found that flying from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Des Moines?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 50 days in advance, which can save you up to 73% on flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 50 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $353. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $414.

Cheap flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SLC to DSM flights for October, November
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$128pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$138pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$198pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Salt Lake City found for this year
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$128pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$138pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$198pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Salt Lake City

Save time with Salt Lake City to Des Moines direct flight deals
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$241pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
SLC
Salt Lake City
1 Mar - 15 Mar
$250pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
SLC
Salt Lake City
12 Nov - 13 Nov
$299pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
SLC
Salt Lake City

Last minute flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Salt Lake City, departing today and this week
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$128pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$210pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
SLC
Salt Lake City
19 Oct - 30 Oct
$222pp
SLC
Salt Lake City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SLC
Salt Lake City

One-way flights to Des Moines from Salt Lake City

The cheapest one-way flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines
3:50 am - 1:59 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
9h 09m
SLC - DSM
Frontier
$217
Kiwi.com
9:45 am - 1:11 pm
Delta
Nonstop
2h 26m
SLC - DSM
Delta
$349
Delta
6:49 am - 5:16 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 27m
SLC - DSM
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Salt Lake City to Des Moines

What airports do I use to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines?

You will need to book a flight from Salt Lake City to Des Moines if you want to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines. At least 4 different airlines have flights from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Des Moines (DSM) on a regular basis. There are 2 flights to Des Moines from the Salt Lake City airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from SLC to DSM to be around 2h 26m.

Which airlines flying from Salt Lake City to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, Frontier, 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 Salt Lake City to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $138, but on average you can expect to pay $240.

Are there nonstop flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Salt Lake City to Des Moines is less than $406.

Are there last-minute flights available from Salt Lake City to Des Moines for under $200?

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

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Salt Lake City to Des Moines round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines round-trip from $138. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $241, and United Airlines, from $246. You may be able to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines for 51% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Salt Lake City to Des Moines are Frontier ($70), United Airlines ($117), and Delta ($121).

What are the cheapest flights from Salt Lake City to Des Moines?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Salt Lake City to Des Moines? While on average our users pay $474, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $112. The most popular route (Salt Lake City - Des Moines), is priced around $204.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Salt Lake City to Des Moines?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Salt Lake City to Des Moines.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Des Moines from Salt Lake City?

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Salt Lake City are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

Do I need a test to fly back to Salt Lake City from Des Moines?

Returning to Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Salt Lake City.

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Alternative routes for Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Des Moines.
Flight duration from SLC to DSM
2h 41m
Average temperature for October in Des Moines
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Des Moines
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Salt Lake City

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines flying from Salt Lake City to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Salt Lake City 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
$121 $259 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$137 $334 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$142 $303 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$158 $330 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Salt Lake City to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Salt Lake City towards Des Moines.
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Weekly flight availability
from Salt Lake City to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Salt Lake City to Des Moines.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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