Cheap flights from Des Moines to Rapid City (DSM - RAP) from $248

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 3/29. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
DSM — RAP
Feb 28 — Mar 61

How to find the cheapest flight from Des Moines (DSM) to Rapid City (RAP)

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Rapid City (RAP). 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 February 23, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

January

Average price

$732

Round-trip from

$364
High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 44% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Des Moines to Rapid City

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

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

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Rapid City?

January is one of the best times of the year to fly to Rapid City from Des Moines. Prices for January average $582 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $324. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a January flight can save you 30% on your journey compared to booking in June

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Rapid City (DSM - RAP)?

It’s optimal to fly from Des Moines to Rapid City at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 32% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Rapid City

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Rapid City. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 23, 2024.
Consider these cheap United Airlines flights we've found departing from Des Moines to Rapid City. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 41mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/156:00 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop25h 37mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$377
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 41mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/156:00 pmRAP - DSM
2 stops26h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$382
Sat 4/138:00 amDSM - RAP
2 stops13h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/156:00 pmRAP - DSM
2 stops26h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$446
Sun 4/289:05 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 49mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/111:09 amRAP - DSM
1 stop11h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$501
Sun 4/289:05 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 49mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/18:40 amRAP - DSM
2 stops12h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$506
Sun 4/288:00 amDSM - RAP
2 stops13h 32mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/18:40 amRAP - DSM
2 stops12h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$541

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to Rapid City

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Des Moines and Rapid City. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 23, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on Delta flights traveling from Des Moines to Rapid City. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Fri 3/2911:01 amDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 21mDelta
Tue 4/24:30 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop3h 30mDelta
Deal found 2/22$248
Fri 3/2911:01 amDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 21mDelta
Tue 4/211:45 amRAP - DSM
2 stops8h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/22$453
Fri 3/296:30 amDSM - RAP
2 stops9h 52mDelta
Tue 4/211:45 amRAP - DSM
2 stops8h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/22$657

Cheap Des Moines to Rapid City flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Rapid City specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Prices were last updated on February 23, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Des Moines to Rapid City in February and March 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Fri 3/2911:01 amDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 21mDelta
Tue 4/24:30 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop3h 30mDelta
Deal found 2/22$248
Fri 2/2312:09 pmDSM - RAP
1 stop4h 37mDelta
Fri 3/15:45 amRAP - DSM
1 stop4h 44mDelta
Deal found 2/22$370
Tue 2/275:01 pmDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 49mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/21:26 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop6h 14mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$440
Fri 3/2911:01 amDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 21mDelta
Tue 4/211:45 amRAP - DSM
2 stops8h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/22$453
Tue 2/276:20 amDSM - RAP
2 stops10h 26mDelta
Sat 3/23:00 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop5h 14mDelta
Deal found 2/21$603
Fri 2/239:00 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 46mUnited Airlines
Fri 3/11:26 pmRAP - DSM
2 stops24h 06mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$628
Fri 3/296:30 amDSM - RAP
2 stops9h 52mDelta
Tue 4/211:45 amRAP - DSM
2 stops8h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/22$657
Fri 2/235:01 pmDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 49mUnited Airlines
Fri 3/11:26 pmRAP - DSM
3 stops20h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$715
Tue 2/276:30 amDSM - RAP
2 stops15h 10mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/25:41 amRAP - DSM
2 stops9h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$718

Des Moines to Rapid City 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Rapid City in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 23, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Des Moines to Rapid City in February and March 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Fri 3/2911:01 amDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 21mDelta
Tue 4/24:30 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop3h 30mDelta
Deal found 2/22$248
Fri 2/2312:09 pmDSM - RAP
1 stop4h 37mDelta
Fri 3/15:45 amRAP - DSM
1 stop4h 44mDelta
Deal found 2/22$370
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 41mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/156:00 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop25h 37mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$377
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 41mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/156:00 pmRAP - DSM
2 stops26h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$382
Tue 2/275:01 pmDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 49mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/21:26 pmRAP - DSM
1 stop6h 14mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$440
Sat 4/138:00 amDSM - RAP
2 stops13h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/156:00 pmRAP - DSM
2 stops26h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$446
Fri 3/2911:01 amDSM - RAP
1 stop5h 21mDelta
Tue 4/211:45 amRAP - DSM
2 stops8h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/22$453
Sun 4/289:05 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 49mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/111:09 amRAP - DSM
1 stop11h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$501
Sun 4/289:05 amDSM - RAP
1 stop6h 49mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/18:40 amRAP - DSM
2 stops12h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$506

Find flights from Des Moines to Rapid City within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Rapid City 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 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 23, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$248 - $657

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Fri 3/29

1 stop5h 21m

Rapid City

Tue 4/2

1 stop3h 30m

$248

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Sat 4/13

1 stop6h 41m

Rapid City

Mon 4/15

1 stop25h 37m

$377

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Sat 4/13

1 stop6h 41m

Rapid City

Mon 4/15

2 stops26h 44m

$382

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Sat 4/13

2 stops13h 32m

Rapid City

Mon 4/15

2 stops26h 44m

$446

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Fri 3/29

1 stop5h 21m

Rapid City

Tue 4/2

2 stops8h 53m

$453

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Sun 4/28

1 stop6h 49m

Rapid City

Wed 5/1

1 stop11h 29m

$501

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Sun 4/28

1 stop6h 49m

Rapid City

Wed 5/1

2 stops12h 04m

$506

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Sun 4/28

2 stops13h 32m

Rapid City

Wed 5/1

2 stops12h 04m

$541

Des MoinesRapid City

DSM - RAP

DSMRAP

Des Moines

Fri 3/29

2 stops9h 52m

Rapid City

Tue 4/2

2 stops8h 53m

$657

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 2/22

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Rapid City?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Rapid City. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Rapid City flight should consider departing on Tuesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Rapid City by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Rapid City by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Rapid City is currently $0 while a round-trip flight costs $457. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Rapid City (average of $364). Flying from Des Moines to Rapid City in June is currently the most expensive (average of $658). 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.

January

$364

February

$377

March

$501

April

$559

May

$575

June

$658

July

$574

August

$488

September

$556

October

$492

November

$406

December

$381

Temperature and rainfall in Rapid City by month

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

RAP

Temperature

24.8 - 73.4 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Rapid City

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Rapid City. 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 Rapid City. Reviews last updated February 23, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with United Airlines and Delta from Des Moines to Rapid City by reading reviews from past customers. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,897 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was a good experience other than a short delay.

8.1
Very good
11,897 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,897 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was a good experience other than a short delay.

7.4
Good
11,872 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,897 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was a good experience other than a short delay.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Rapid City for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $248, but on average you can expect to pay $456.

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

Delta, at $248, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Rapid City. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. Users have found that Delta is 57% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What does DSM to RAP mean?

These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Des Moines Airport to Rapid City Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a DSM to RAP flight.

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Top 2 airlines flying from Des Moines to Rapid City

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DeltaCheapest$297Average$598FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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United AirlinesCheapest$331Average$451FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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