Cheap flights from St. Louis to Des Moines (STL - DSM)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
St. Louis (STL) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best STL to DSM flight in 2021: compare St. Louis to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
STL - DSM
Price
$105 - $342
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 52% potential price drop

Average price

$258

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$105

From Lambert-St Louis 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 St. Louis to Des Moines?

Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Monday. 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 St. Louis to Des Moines?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Des Moines from St. Louis average $220. You can even find prices in May for less than $220, as users have found deals to Des Moines from as low as $105. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Des Moines from St. Louis. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 55%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from St. Louis to Des Moines (STL - DSM)?

When flying from St. Louis 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 91% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from St. Louis to Des Moines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for STL to DSM flights for December, January
29 Jan - 31 Jan
$223pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
STL
Lambert-St Louis
29 Jan - 31 Jan
$255pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STL
Lambert-St Louis
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$281pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STL
Lambert-St Louis

Lambert-St Louis to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from St. Louis found for this year
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$281pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STL
Lambert-St Louis
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$290pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
STL
Lambert-St Louis
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$295pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
STL
Lambert-St Louis

Last minute flights from St. Louis to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from St. Louis, departing today and this week
15 Dec - 15 Dec
$5,966pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
STL
Lambert-St Louis
15 Dec - 15 Dec
$7,107pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Linear Air Taxi
   
2 STOPS
STL
Lambert-St Louis
15 Dec - 15 Dec
$7,111pp
STL
Lambert-St Louis
Linear Air Taxi
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Linear Air Taxi
   
2 STOPS
STL
Lambert-St Louis

One-way flights to Des Moines from St. Louis

The cheapest one-way flights from St. Louis to Des Moines
6:31 am - 11:54 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 23m
STL - DSM
Delta
$113
Delta
1:40 pm - 3:54 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
38h 14m
STL - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$145
Kiwi.com
1:55 pm - 3:54 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
37h 59m
STL - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$149
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">St. Louis</span> to <span class="emphasized">Des Moines</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From St. Louis to Des Moines

Which airlines flying from Lambert-St Louis to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Lambert-St Louis 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 St. Louis to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from St. Louis to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $206, but on average you can expect to pay $402.

Are there last-minute flights available from St. Louis to Des Moines for under $6,000?

There are currently 3+ open flights from St. Louis to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $6,000.

What days are nonstop flights available from St. Louis to Des Moines?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

How many flights depart from St. Louis to Des Moines on average per day?

On average 1 flight departs from St. Louis to Des Moines per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from St. Louis to Des Moines?

Departing from St. Louis to Des Moines will take you 3h 46m. The distance between St. Louis and Des Moines is about 260 mi. 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 St. Louis to Des Moines round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Des Moines, with prices starting at $206. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $223 and $298, respectively. Frontier is currently priced 6% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from St. Louis to Des Moines?

On average you can expect to pay $234 for a flight from St. Louis to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $84 while the most popular route, (Lambert-St Louis - Des Moines) is currently priced at $205.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from St. Louis to Des Moines?

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Linear Air Taxi when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from St. Louis 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 St. Louis?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Lambert-St Louis must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Lambert-St Louis are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

Do I need a test to fly back to St. Louis from Des Moines?

Returning to Lambert-St Louis 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 Lambert-St Louis.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Lambert-St Louis.

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Alternative routes for St. Louis 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 St. Louis to Des Moines.
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing St. Louis

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying from Lambert-St Louis to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from St. Louis 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
Delta
$100 $283 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$100 $344 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$204 $340 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from St. Louis to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from St. Louis towards Des Moines.
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Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of STL to DSM departures
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Weekly flight availability
from St. Louis to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from St. Louis to Des Moines.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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