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 43 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

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 2021: compare Des Moines to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.
DSM - IAH
Price
$202 - $424
IAH
Temperature
59 - 86 °F

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 41% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$202

From Des Moines to Houston

One-way from

$109

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

Users have found that leaving on a Thursday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 20% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 44 days in advance, which can save you up to 26% on flights from Des Moines to Houston compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 44 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 $118. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $157.

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

Flights from Des Moines to Houston lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Des Moines to Houston in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $68.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 36% on flights from Des Moines to Houston by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Houston in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DSM to IAH flights for June, July
13 Jul - 20 Jul
$203pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
13 Jul - 17 Jul
$215pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Jul - 31 Jul
$217pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Houston 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from Des Moines found for this year
13 Jul - 20 Jul
$203pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
13 Jul - 17 Jul
$215pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Jul - 31 Jul
$217pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Houston from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Houston direct flight deals
5 Aug - 14 Aug
$291pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jul - 8 Jul
$293pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jul - 5 Jul
$295pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
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
25 Jun - 28 Jun
$288pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Jun - 6 Jul
$319pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
24 Jun - 10 Jul
$328pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Houston from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Houston
3:50 am - 12:02 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 12m
DSM - IAH
Delta
$109
Delta
10:59 am - 6:56 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 57m
DSM - IAH
Frontier
$144
JustFly
11:15 am - 4:41 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
17h 26m
DSM - IAH
United Airlines
$202
United

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

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Houston due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Des Moines and Houston for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Des Moines to Houston George Bush Intcntl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

You will need to book a flight from Des Moines to Houston George Bush Intcntl if you want to fly from Des Moines to Houston. At least 4 different airlines have flights from Des Moines (DSM) to George Bush Intcntl (IAH) on a regular basis. There are 4 flights to Houston from the Des Moines airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from DSM to IAH to be around 2h 23m.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Houston for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Houston for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $203, but on average you can expect to pay $245.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Houston under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Houston is less than $390.

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.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or Houston?

Des Moines will have less rainfall in 2 compared to Houston over the next 16 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Houston?

Temperatures around the 86 °F's can be experienced in August. The weather in Houston is hotter than in Des Moines. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Houston?

Departing from Des Moines to Houston will take you 2h 23m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Houston, with prices starting at $203. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $215 and $217, respectively. These flights start at 40% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$104 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $109 and $146, respectively.

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.
Average temperature for June in Houston
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Houston
0.0 ″

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
Frontier
$103 $224 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$144 $281 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$162 $363 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$305 $387 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 52% of DSM to IAH departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 48% of DSM to IAH departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of DSM to IAH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to IAH departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Houston
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to Houston.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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