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

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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 (IAH)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to IAH flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.
DSM - IAH
Price
$194 - $379
IAH
Temperature
53.6 - 84.2 °F
IAH
Rainfall
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

$166

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 41% 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 20 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 Des Moines to Houston 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $372, or $542 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flying to your destination on a Sunday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Houston. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Houston from Des Moines. Users have commonly found prices around $325 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $115. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Houston (DSM - IAH)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Houston in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 43% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Houston in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DSM to IAH flights for May, June
13 Jun - 17 Jun
$123pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
20 Jun - 24 Jun
$131pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
6 Jun - 13 Jun
$137pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Houston 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from Des Moines found for this year
13 Jun - 17 Jun
$123pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
20 Jun - 24 Jun
$131pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
6 Jun - 13 Jun
$137pp
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
13 Jun - 17 Jun
$123pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
20 Jun - 24 Jun
$131pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
6 Jun - 13 Jun
$137pp
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
27 May - 3 Jun
$292pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
27 May - 3 Jun
$307pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
HOU
Houston Hobby
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
27 May - 3 Jun
$328pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Houston from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Houston
11:13 am - 6:32 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
19h 19m
DSM - HOU
Allegiant Air
$166
Kiwi.com
11:43 am - 7:52 am
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 09m
DSM - HOU
Frontier
$215
Kiwi.com
11:42 am - 8:06 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
8h 24m
DSM - IAH
Multiple Airlines
$239
Kiwi.com

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 6 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, Allegiant Air, and American 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 Houston for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Houston for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $123, but on average you can expect to pay $216.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Houston for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Houston under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Houston is less than $260.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Houston for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Houston within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Allegiant Air, at $123, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Houston.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include United Airlines and Delta. Allegiant Air is currently priced 62% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$55 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 Delta and Frontier, with prices starting from $111 and $142, respectively.

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

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

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 $226 on average our data indicates $405 when flying from Des Moines to Houston.

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

Before booking your flight to Houston from Des Moines, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Mesa Airlines (93%), United Airlines (91%), Copa Airlines( 87%).

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 May in Houston
77.0 °F

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Houston

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
Allegiant Air
$54 $95 No cancel fee 88%
American Airlines
$127 $348 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$141 $248 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$207 $344 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 60% of DSM to IAH departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 40% of DSM to IAH departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of DSM to IAH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to IAH departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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