Cheap flights from Des Moines to Detroit (DSM - DTT)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Detroit All airports are usually found in August or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Detroit (DTT)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to DTT flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Detroit flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Detroit.
DSM - DTT
Price
$244 - $449
DTT
Temperature
24.8 - 73.4 °F
DTT
Precipitation
1.8 - 3.1 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$244

From Des Moines to Detroit (DTT)

One-way from

$155

One-way flight from Des Moines to Detroit (DTT)

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 Des Moines to Detroit?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Detroit from Des Moines average $337. You can even find prices in August for less than $337, as users have found deals to Detroit from as low as $217. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Detroit from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Detroit?

Departing on a Friday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 51% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Detroit (DSM - DTT)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Detroit in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

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

To save up to 50% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Des Moines to Detroit from $421 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $472 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best prices found for DSM to DTT flights for November, December
14 Dec - 22 Dec
$244pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Dec - 22 Dec
$256pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
13 Dec - 22 Dec
$263pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Detroit 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Detroit from Des Moines found for next year
14 Dec - 22 Dec
$244pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Dec - 22 Dec
$256pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
13 Dec - 22 Dec
$263pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Detroit from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Detroit direct flight deals
22 Feb - 27 Feb
$279pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
27 Feb - 4 Mar
$299pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
27 Feb - 6 Mar
$304pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to All airports from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Detroit
11:38 am - 1:47 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 09m
DSM - DTW
Frontier
$155
Kiwi.com
8:37 am - 5:37 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 00m
DSM - DTW
American Airlines
4:43 pm - 7:08 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
37h 25m
DSM - DTW
Multiple Airlines
$222
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Detroit

What airports do I use to fly from Des Moines to Detroit?

If you wish to fly to Detroit from Des Moines, then you need to book flights from Des Moines to Detroit All airports. There are 4 flights from Des Moines (DSM) to All airports (DTT) per day to choose from. Flights to Detroit from Des Moines are available from 3 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 38m is how long a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Detroit All airports typically takes.

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

Delta, American Airlines, 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 Des Moines to Detroit for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Detroit for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $244, but on average you can expect to pay $283.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Detroit under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Detroit is less than $386.

What days are nonstop flights available from Des Moines to Detroit?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Des Moines to Detroit on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 5 flights from Des Moines to Detroit a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Detroit?

There are many flights that can get you from Des Moines to Detroit in 1h 54m. Fly via Frontier, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. The distance from Des Moines to Detroit is about 535 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 Des Moines to Detroit round-trip?

Currently priced at $244, Frontier will fly you from Des Moines to Detroit and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $254 and $279, respectively. Frontier is 27% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $123. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Des Moines to Detroit for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Detroit?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Des Moines to Detroit? While on average our users pay $196, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $141. The most popular route (Des Moines - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County), is priced around $257.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Des Moines to Detroit are American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Des Moines to Detroit?

Before booking your flight to Detroit from Des Moines, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Korean Air (98%), Virgin Atlantic (97%), Air France( 96%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Detroit, MI

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

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

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

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 Detroit.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Detroit.

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

Returning to Des Moines from Detroit

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Detroit

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Detroit

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Detroit.
Flight duration from DSM to DTT
1h 56m
Average temperature for November in Detroit
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Detroit
2.8 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Detroit

Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Detroit All airports

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Detroit 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
United Airlines
$117 $273 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$221 $383 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$290 $396 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Detroit

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards Detroit.
Morning 6 AM to noon 70% of DSM to DTT departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 25% of DSM to DTT departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 5% of DSM to DTT departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to DTT departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Detroit
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to Detroit.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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