Cheap flights from Des Moines to Seattle (DSM - SEA) from $138

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 3/4. 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 — SEA
Feb 27 — Mar 51

The best prices from Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl are usually found in January or October, booked 82 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Seattle

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Seattle (SEA). 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 22, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

January

Round-trip from

$243

One-way from

$138
High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop
From Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl
One-way flight from Des Moines to Seattle/Tacoma Intl

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

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Des Moines to Seattle. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Seattle.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 85% by booking at least 37 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Des Moines to Seattle within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $559.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of January. Prices to Seattle from Des Moines average $500. You can even find prices in January for less than $500, as users have found deals to Seattle from as low as $165. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Seattle from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 38%.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Des Moines to Seattle in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 35% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to Seattle

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Des Moines and Seattle. 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 22, 2024.
Peruse some of the lowest-priced Delta flights we've found from Des Moines to Seattle. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Tue 5/145:11 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop7h 13mDelta
Wed 5/296:00 amSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 29mDelta
Deal found 2/21$278
Tue 5/145:11 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop7h 13mDelta
Fri 5/316:00 amSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 29mDelta
Deal found 2/21$298
Wed 5/155:11 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop7h 13mDelta
Wed 5/296:00 amSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 29mDelta
Deal found 2/21$308
Wed 5/155:11 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop7h 13mDelta
Fri 5/316:00 amSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 29mDelta
Deal found 2/21$328
Sun 4/75:14 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop7h 32mDelta
Sat 4/1311:15 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 21mDelta
Deal found 2/21$336
Tue 5/216:04 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop8h 14mDelta
Tue 5/2811:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 21mDelta
Deal found 2/21$338
Wed 5/155:11 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop7h 13mDelta
Mon 5/279:45 amSEA - DSM
1 stop9h 38mDelta
Deal found 2/21$366
Tue 5/216:04 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop8h 14mDelta
Wed 5/296:00 amSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 29mDelta
Deal found 2/21$388
Sat 4/274:30 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop5h 57mDelta
Tue 4/3012:35 amSEA - DSM
1 stop8h 51mDelta
Deal found 2/21$411

Cheap Frontier flights from Des Moines to Seattle

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Frontier for the route between Des Moines and Seattle. 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 22, 2024.
Browse through some of the cheapest Frontier flights traveling from Des Moines to Seattle. Check back soon if you're not seeing flights that suit your needs.
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/22$141
Wed 4/243:25 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop6h 22mFrontier
Thu 5/210:25 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop15h 58mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$161
Mon 3/1810:26 amDSM - SEA
1 stop11h 29mFrontier
Tue 3/2610:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$163
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$174
Fri 4/195:17 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop28h 49mFrontier
Fri 4/2610:34 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop13h 39mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$183
Fri 5/35:23 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop22h 17mFrontier
Fri 5/1010:04 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop14h 21mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$205
Fri 5/173:17 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 38mFrontier
Tue 5/2812:59 amSEA - DSM
1 stop11h 28mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$251
Fri 3/1512:40 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 36mFrontier
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$255
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Sun 3/179:25 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 11mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$311

Cheap Des Moines to Seattle flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Seattle 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 22, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Des Moines to Seattle in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/22$141
Mon 3/1810:26 amDSM - SEA
1 stop11h 29mFrontier
Tue 3/2610:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$163
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$174
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
2 stops10h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$182
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
2 stops10h 20mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$217
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - SEA
1 stop11h 47mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$220
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/209:54 pmSEA - DSM
2 stops18h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$246
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - SEA
1 stop11h 47mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$253
Fri 3/157:00 amDSM - SEA
1 stop14h 33mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$254

Des Moines to Seattle 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Seattle 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 22, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Des Moines to Seattle in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/22$141
Wed 4/243:25 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop6h 22mFrontier
Thu 5/210:25 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop15h 58mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$161
Mon 3/1810:26 amDSM - SEA
1 stop11h 29mFrontier
Tue 3/2610:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$163
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 53mFrontier
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$174
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
2 stops10h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$182
Fri 4/195:17 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop28h 49mFrontier
Fri 4/2610:34 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop13h 39mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$183
Fri 5/35:23 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop22h 17mFrontier
Fri 5/1010:04 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop14h 21mFrontier
Deal found 2/21$205
Wed 3/1312:01 pmDSM - SEA
2 stops10h 20mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/219:09 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop12h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$217
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - SEA
1 stop11h 47mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/1910:12 pmSEA - DSM
1 stop10h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$220

One-way flights to Seattle from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to Seattle. 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 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from Des Moines to Seattle. Those seeking round-trip flights from Des Moines to Seattle should utilize the search form at the the top of the page.
Mon 3/47:30 amDSM - SEA
1 stop27h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$138
Mon 3/47:30 amDSM - SEA
2 stops27h 41mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$184
Mon 3/48:38 pmDSM - SEA
3 stops24h 58mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$231
Sun 5/192:06 pmDSM - SEA
2 stops20h 31mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$242
Tue 3/52:00 pmDSM - SEA
3 stops31h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$249
Tue 3/52:06 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop10h 07mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/20$283
Tue 3/52:00 pmDSM - SEA
2 stops22h 11mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$292
Sun 5/194:17 pmDSM - SEA
1 stop8h 02mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$296
Sun 5/198:30 amDSM - SEA
3 stops34h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$453

Find flights from Des Moines to Seattle within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Seattle 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 22, 2024.

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Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Wed 3/13

1 stop10h 53m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Tue 3/19

1 stop10h 59m

$141

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Wed 4/24

1 stop6h 22m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Thu 5/2

1 stop15h 58m

$161

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Mon 3/18

1 stop11h 29m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Tue 3/26

1 stop10h 59m

$163

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Wed 3/13

1 stop10h 53m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Thu 3/21

1 stop12h 38m

$174

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Wed 3/13

2 stops10h 20m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Tue 3/19

1 stop10h 59m

$182

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Wed 3/13

2 stops10h 20m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Thu 3/21

1 stop12h 38m

$217

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Fri 3/15

1 stop9h 55m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Wed 3/20

1 stop6h 25m

$276

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Tue 5/14

1 stop7h 13m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Wed 5/29

1 stop8h 29m

$278

Des MoinesSeattle/Tacoma Intl

DSM - SEA

DSMSEA

Des Moines

Mon 3/18

2 stops17h 19m

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Tue 3/26

1 stop5h 05m

$362

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When is the best time to book a flight from Des Moines to Seattle?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Des Moines to Seattle. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Des Moines to Seattle, you should look to book at least 82 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Seattle?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Seattle. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Seattle flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday at noon 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 Seattle by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Seattle by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Seattle is currently $263 while a round-trip flight costs $217. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, December is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Seattle (average of $243). Flying from Des Moines to Seattle in June is currently the most expensive (average of $424). 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

$247

February

$254

March

$283

April

$299

May

$338

June

$424

July

$414

August

$347

September

$278

October

$257

November

$258

December

$243

Temperature and rainfall in Seattle by month

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

SEA

Temperature

41 - 66.2 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Seattle

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Seattle. 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 Seattle. Reviews last updated February 22, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Des Moines to Seattle, see what other customers have to say about Delta, Frontier and American Airlines. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

There were no major issues. A bit of delay but it was understandable. It was a good experience otherwise.

8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

There were no major issues. A bit of delay but it was understandable. It was a good experience otherwise.

8.1
Very good
11,921 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

There were no major issues. A bit of delay but it was understandable. It was a good experience otherwise.

7.4
Good
11,872 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

There were no major issues. A bit of delay but it was understandable. It was a good experience otherwise.

7.3
Good
15,643 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

There were no major issues. A bit of delay but it was understandable. It was a good experience otherwise.

6.4
Okay
4,512 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

There were no major issues. A bit of delay but it was understandable. It was a good experience otherwise.

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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 $141, but on average you can expect to pay $228.

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

Frontier, at $141, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to Seattle.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include American Airlines and Delta. Frontier is priced at 71% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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What does DSM to SEA mean?

This is defined as Des Moines Airport (DSM) and Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA). Codes like Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely.

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FrontierCheapest$156Average$259FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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American AirlinesCheapest$254Average$462FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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DeltaCheapest$256Average$571FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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United AirlinesCheapest$279Average$506FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$356Average$720FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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