$93+ Cheap flights from Des Moines to Louisville (DSM - SDF)

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DSM — SDF
Jul 23 — Jul 301

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Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Louisville

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Louisville (SDF). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated July 18, 2024.

Popular in

March

Cheapest in

January

Round-trip from

$301
(American Airlines)

One-way from

$93
(American Airlines)
High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop
From Des Moines to Louisville Intl
One-way flight from Des Moines to Louisville Intl

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

Users have found that flying from Des Moines to Louisville on a Saturday 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.

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

Flights from Des Moines to Louisville lean towards being more expensive in March. Prices are generally better when you fly from Des Moines to Louisville in January, with the cheapest ticket starting at $182.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from DSM to SDF?

When flying from Des Moines to Louisville, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 33% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap Des Moines to Louisville flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Louisville specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Prices were last updated on July 18, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to Louisville in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Tue 7/305:00 amDSM - SDF
1 stop8h 00mAmerican Airlines
Mon 8/56:21 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop5h 56mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$407
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/16. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Fri 8/23:57 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop7h 02mAmerican Airlines
Sun 8/46:38 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop5h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/16$456
This United Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Tue 7/306:50 pmDSM - SDF
2 stops14h 54mUnited Airlines
Mon 8/58:45 amSDF - DSM
1 stop6h 34mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$634
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/16. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Fri 8/212:32 pmDSM - SDF
2 stops7h 13mAmerican Airlines
Sun 8/46:38 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop5h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/16$661

Des Moines to Louisville 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Louisville in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated July 18, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to Louisville in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 10/233:35 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop7h 20mAmerican Airlines
Sun 10/274:30 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop6h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$301
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 10/235:53 amDSM - SDF
2 stops9h 05mAmerican Airlines
Sun 10/279:02 amSDF - DSM
1 stop4h 46mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$306
This United Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 11/273:20 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop6h 06mUnited Airlines
Mon 12/25:55 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop4h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$356
This United deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 9/253:19 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop17h 33mUnited Airlines
Mon 9/308:39 amSDF - DSM
1 stop6h 47mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$375
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Fri 10/186:20 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop15h 10mAmerican Airlines
Sun 10/274:30 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop6h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$379
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Tue 7/305:00 amDSM - SDF
1 stop8h 00mAmerican Airlines
Mon 8/56:21 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop5h 56mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$407
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 9/254:10 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop4h 50mAmerican Airlines
Mon 9/303:38 pmSDF - DSM
2 stops7h 35mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$416
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/16. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Fri 8/23:57 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop7h 02mAmerican Airlines
Sun 8/46:38 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop5h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/16$456
This United Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 11/276:54 pmDSM - SDF
2 stops23h 41mUnited Airlines
Mon 12/25:55 pmSDF - DSM
1 stop4h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$457

One-way flights to Louisville from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to Louisville. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated July 18, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from Des Moines to Louisville. Those needing a return flight from Des Moines to Louisville can use the search form above.
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Sat 10/193:35 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop5h 56mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$93
This Delta deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Delta is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Fri 10/182:14 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop4h 05mDelta
Deal found 7/17$143
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 11/276:07 pmDSM - SDF
1 stop3h 32mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$148
This American Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure American Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Sat 10/195:53 amDSM - SDF
2 stops9h 05mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 7/17$164
This United Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Fri 10/186:00 amDSM - SDF
2 stops15h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$271
This United Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 11/273:20 pmDSM - SDF
2 stops22h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$343
This United Airlines deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure United Airlines is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
Wed 11/273:20 pmDSM - SDF
3 stops22h 39mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$402

Find flights from Des Moines to Louisville within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Louisville that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated July 18, 2024.

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Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 10/23

1 stop7h 20m

Louisville Intl

Sun 10/27

1 stop6h 14m

$301

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 10/23

2 stops9h 05m

Louisville Intl

Sun 10/27

1 stop4h 46m

$306

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 11/27

1 stop6h 06m

Louisville Intl

Mon 12/2

1 stop4h 51m

$356

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 9/25

1 stop17h 33m

Louisville Intl

Mon 9/30

1 stop6h 47m

$375

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Fri 10/18

1 stop15h 10m

Louisville Intl

Sun 10/27

1 stop6h 14m

$379

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Tue 7/30

1 stop8h 00m

Louisville Intl

Mon 8/5

1 stop5h 56m

$407

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 9/25

1 stop4h 50m

Louisville Intl

Mon 9/30

2 stops7h 35m

$416

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 11/27

2 stops23h 41m

Louisville Intl

Mon 12/2

1 stop4h 51m

$457

Des MoinesLouisville Intl

DSM - SDF

DSMSDF

Des Moines

Wed 11/27

1 stop4h 08m

Louisville Intl

Sun 12/1

1 stop4h 39m

$459

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Deals found on 7/17

What is the cheapest day to fly from Des Moines to Louisville?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Louisville. Price data was last updated on July 14, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Louisville flight should consider departing on Thursday at noon when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Des Moines to Louisville

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Temperature and rainfall in Louisville by month

Plan your trip to Louisville by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SDF

Temperature

35.6 - 78.8 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Louisville, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 78.8 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 35.6 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Louisville

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Louisville. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Louisville. Reviews last updated July 18, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with United Airlines and American Airlines from Des Moines to Louisville have to say. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very good
9,762 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

8.0
Very good
9,762 reviews
8.0
Very good
9,762 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
8.0
Very good
9,762 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

7.3
Good
10,000 reviews
8.0
Very good
9,762 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

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  • Can I find flights from Des Moines to Louisville for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Louisville for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $301, but on average you can expect to pay $479.

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

    American Airlines, at $301, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Louisville. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. American Airlines is priced at 15% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

    $93 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $143 and $271, respectively.

  • What does DSM to SDF mean?

    DSM and SDF are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. DSM to SDF refers to a flight route from Des Moines Airport to Louisville Intl Airport.

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    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Des Moines to Louisville flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Des Moines to Louisville that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Des Moines to Louisville flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Des Moines to Louisville.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Des Moines to Louisville?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Des Moines to Louisville by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Des Moines to Louisville that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Des Moines to Louisville offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Des Moines to Louisville?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Des Moines to Louisville flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Des Moines to Louisville flight deals updated?

    The Des Moines to Louisville flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 7/17.

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

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Des Moines to Louisville?

    Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Louisville (average of $287). Flying from Des Moines to Louisville in April is currently the most expensive (average of $373). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Louisville

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
American AirlinesCheapest$214Average$348FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
DeltaCheapest$262Average$333FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
United AirlinesCheapest$287Average$464FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%

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