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The best prices from Des Moines to Seattle are usually found in January or August, booked 23 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Seattle (SEA)

DSM - SEA
Price
$214 - $338
SEA
Temperature
46.4 - 77 °F
SEA
Rainfall
0.7 - 6.5 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$214

From Des Moines to Seattle

One-way from

$106

One-way flight from Des Moines to Seattle

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 Seattle?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 55%.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 58 days in advance to save up to 60% 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 58 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 Seattle 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $385, or $513 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Seattle (DSM - SEA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Des Moines to Seattle in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 30% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Seattle in November, December 2020

The best prices found for DSM to SEA flights for November, December
17 Dec - 27 Dec
$159pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Dec - 30 Dec
$187pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
17 Dec - 27 Dec
$188pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Seattle 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Seattle from Des Moines found for next year
17 Dec - 27 Dec
$159pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Dec - 30 Dec
$187pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
17 Dec - 27 Dec
$188pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Seattle

Late deals on round-trip flights to Seattle from Des Moines, departing today and this week
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$264pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Dec - 7 Dec
$284pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
5 Dec - 13 Dec
$289pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Seattle from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Seattle
7:00 am - 5:55 am
Frontier
2 Stops
24h 55m
DSM - SEA
Frontier
$106
Gotogate
1:00 am - 5:00 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 00m
DSM - SEA
Delta
$123
Delta
2:00 am - 10:44 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 44m
DSM - SEA
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Des Moines to Seattle flights.

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Seattle

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Seattle 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 Seattle 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines and Delta are some airlines that have done so. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Seattle for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $159, but on average you can expect to pay $211.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to Seattle, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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

There are currently 16+ open flights from Des Moines to Seattle within the next 7 days for less than $300.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or Seattle?

Expected rainfall in Des Moines is more than in Seattle. You can expect this to be the case over the next 12 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Seattle?

Temperatures around the 86 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Seattle is colder 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 Seattle?

Airlines like Delta, Frontier, and American Airlines fly from Des Moines to Seattle in about 6h. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 22m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Seattle, with prices starting at $159. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $222 and $245, respectively. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to Seattle for 44% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $95. United Airlines flights start at $117 while deals on Delta start at $123 one-way.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to Seattle

Destination information for Seattle

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to Seattle
Average temperature for November in Seattle
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Seattle
6.5 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Seattle

Top 5 airlines from Des Moines to Seattle

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Seattle 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
$102 $200 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$107 $300 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$122 $331 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$122 $340 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$202 $366 No cancel fee 75%
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