Cheap flights from Des Moines to Houston (DSM - HOU)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Houston are usually found in August or July, booked 21 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Houston (HOU)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to HOU flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.
DSM - HO1
Price
$194 - $379
HO1
Temperature
53.6 - 84.2 °F
HO1
Precipitation
3.2 - 5.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

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

Round-trip from

$194

From Des Moines to Houston

One-way from

$130

One-way flight from Des Moines to Houston

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Houston (DSM - HO1)?

It’s optimal to fly from Des Moines to Houston in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 43% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Houston from Des Moines average $325. You can even find prices in August for less than $325, as users have found deals to Houston from as low as $115. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Houston from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 16%.

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

Users have found that flying from Des Moines to Houston on a Sunday 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 Des Moines to Houston?

To save up to 41% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 20 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 Houston from $372 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $542 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Houston in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DSM to HOU flights for October, November
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$76pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$82pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$90pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Houston 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from Des Moines found for this year
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$76pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$82pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$90pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Houston from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Houston direct flight deals
27 Mar - 31 Mar
$72pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Nov - 14 Nov
$76pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
27 Mar - 31 Mar
$81pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Houston

Late deals on round-trip flights to Houston from Des Moines, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$76pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$90pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
31 Oct - 4 Nov
$190pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
   
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Des Moines

One-way flights to Houston from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Houston
10:25 am - 3:30 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 05m
DSM - HOU
American Airlines
4:12 pm - 5:30 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 18m
DSM - IAH
Frontier
$141
Kiwi.com
3:27 am - 3:01 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
35h 34m
DSM - IAH
Multiple Airlines
$163
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Houston

What airport do you fly from for flights from Des Moines to Houston?

Des Moines (DSM) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Des Moines to Houston. You should not have trouble finding flights to Houston from Des Moines; the airport handles an average of 0 outbound flights to Houston per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 5 airlines have flights from the Des Moines airport to Houston. It is only a 3.6 mi journey to Des Moines (DSM) from Des Moines’s city center.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta 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 Houston for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Houston for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $72, but on average you can expect to pay $156.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Houston for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Houston under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Houston is less than $231.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Houston for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Houston within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Wednesday, Saturday.

How popular is this Des Moines to Houston flight route?

The Des Moines to Houston flight path was viewed by 16 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average 1 flight departs from Des Moines to Houston per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Houston?

Allegiant Air can get you from Des Moines to Houston in just under 2h 08m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between Des Moines and Houston is about 831 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Des Moines to Houston round-trip?

Allegiant Air, at $72, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Houston.. Allegiant Air is currently priced 77% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$44 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Allegiant Air. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Frontier, with prices starting from $130 and $134, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Houston?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $143. While the most popular route (Des Moines - Houston George Bush Intcntl) can be booked for $139 on average our data indicates $620 when flying from Des Moines to Houston

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Houston, TX

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

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

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

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 Houston.

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

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

Returning to Des Moines from Houston

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

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

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Houston

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

Destination information for Houston

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Houston.
Flight duration from DSM to Houston
2h 11m
Average temperature for October in Houston
77.0 °F

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Houston

George Bush Intcntl (IAH)

Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines to Houston

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Houston 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
$102 $215 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$144 $315 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$162 $378 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$305 $380 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Houston

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards Houston.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 54% of DSM to HOU departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 31% of DSM to HOU departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 15% of DSM to HOU departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to HOU departures
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