Cheap flights from Des Moines to Phoenix (DSM - PHX)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Phoenix are usually found in August or January, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Phoenix (PHX)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to PHX flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
DSM - PH1
Price
$126 - $296
PH1
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
PH1
Precipitation
0 - 1.1 inches

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Round-trip from

€126

From Des Moines to Phoenix

One-way from

$117

One-way flight from Des Moines to Phoenix

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 Phoenix?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to Phoenix, book at least 29 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $200 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $206.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Phoenix from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $216. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $94. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of October.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Phoenix (DSM - PH1)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to Phoenix is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 38% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Phoenix in September, October 2021

The best prices found for DSM to PHX flights for September, October
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$124pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Oct - 19 Oct
$128pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$133pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Phoenix 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from Des Moines found for this year
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$119pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
AZA
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
AZA
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$124pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Oct - 19 Oct
$128pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Phoenix from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Phoenix direct flight deals
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$119pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
AZA
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
AZA
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 22 Oct
$145pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 22 Oct
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
AZA
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
AZA
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Phoenix

Late deals on round-trip flights to Phoenix from Des Moines, departing today and this week
2 Oct - 3 Oct
$145pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 8 Nov
$148pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Oct - 4 Oct
$161pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Phoenix from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Phoenix
5:15 am - 6:08 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
14h 53m
DSM - PHX
United Airlines
$117
United
11:30 am - 1:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
27h 40m
DSM - PHX
Multiple Airlines
$119
Gotogate
1:41 am - 5:00 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 19m
DSM - PHX
Delta
$122
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Phoenix

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

Des Moines (DSM), located 3.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Des Moines to Phoenix. 6 airlines have flights from Des Moines to Phoenix on a regular basis. Booking flights from Des Moines to Phoenix should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 4 outbound flights to Phoenix per day.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Des Moines to Phoenix that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, Frontier, and Allegiant Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Phoenix for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Phoenix for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $119, but on average you can expect to pay $145.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Phoenix under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Phoenix is less than $208.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Phoenix for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Phoenix within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this Des Moines to Phoenix flight route?

Within the past month, 164 users have taken a look at flights from Des Moines to Phoenix.

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

Allegiant Air, at $119, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Phoenix.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Frontier and American Airlines. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to Phoenix for 44% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $64 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $82 and Allegiant Air from $94 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Phoenix?

On average you can expect to pay $587 for a flight from Des Moines to Phoenix. The cheapest flight overall is $68 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl) is currently priced at $143.

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

Before booking your flight from Des Moines to Phoenix check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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 Phoenix.

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

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

Returning to Des Moines from Phoenix

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

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

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Phoenix

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

Destination information for Phoenix

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Phoenix.
Flight duration from DSM to Phoenix
2h 49m
Average temperature for September in Phoenix
102.2 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Phoenix
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

Top 5 airlines flying from Des Moines to Phoenix

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Phoenix 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
$41 $179 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$67 $309 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$68 $279 No cancel fee 71%
Allegiant Air
$96 $234 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$97 $211 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards Phoenix.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 49% of DSM to PHX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 42% of DSM to PHX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 9% of DSM to PHX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to PHX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Phoenix
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to Phoenix.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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