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Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, United States Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 1:10 -04:00

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Chicago to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 1:10 -04:00

We've scanned 26,216,477,370 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Chicago to Des Moines. United & American frequently offer the best deals on Chicago to Des Moines flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
CHIDSM
Sat 10/1
nonstop
DSMCHI
Mon 10/3
nonstop
$168
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American
CHIDSM
Tue 10/25
nonstop
DSMCHI
Wed 10/26
nonstop
$233
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American
CHIDSM
Tue 10/25
nonstop
DSMCHI
Tue 11/1
nonstop
$233
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How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Des Moines, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $238.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Chicago to Des Moines based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to Des Moines?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Des Moines.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $168 $559
7-14 days $237 $370
14-21 days $235 $402
21-30 days $233 $398
30-60 days $237 $406
60-90 days $235 $346
90+ days $235 $401

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Des Moines

We've examined 26,224,294,390 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Des Moines is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$237 $233 $235 $235 $279 $168 $277

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Des Moines by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to Des Moines flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Chicago Des Moines American 9/30/16 10/2/16 0 $551
October Chicago Des Moines United 10/1/16 10/3/16 0 $168
November Chicago Des Moines American 11/10/16 11/14/16 0 $237
December Chicago Des Moines American 12/7/16 12/12/16 0 $235
January Chicago Des Moines United 1/3/17 1/11/17 0 $235
February Chicago Des Moines United 2/13/17 2/22/17 0 $321
March Chicago Des Moines United 3/29/17 4/5/17 0 $320
April Chicago Des Moines American 4/6/17 4/8/17 0 $321

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to Des Moines. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$537
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$537 $421
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$421 $235
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$235
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$321
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$321

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $396.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $252.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Des Moines.

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to Des Moines - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 07:15 20:25
United 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 09:00 22:40

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Des Moines

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Des Moines. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Des Moines is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $303.

Chicago to Des Moines Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: The average Chicago to Des Moines flight time is an hour and 18 minutes.
Question: How far is Des Moines from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Des Moines is 297 miles (477 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: There are 81 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: United Airlines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Des Moines.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: Detroit, MI

Airlines in Chicago flying to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 1:10 -04:00Number of routes searched: 35Number of itineraries searched: 51,229

Wondering which airlines fly out of Chicago to Des Moines? We've gathered the average price of Chicago airlines with flights to Des Moines. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Chicago to Des Moines
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
United -
American CLT
American DCA
American DFW
American PHX
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
United DEN
United EWR
United IAH

Chicago to Des Moines Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Des Moines. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Minneapolis - St Paul Delta, Spirit $79
Flights from Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $116
Flights from Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit, United $81
Flights from Chicago to Denver American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $80
Flights from Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $97
Flights from Chicago to Kansas City American, Delta $209
Flights from Chicago to Atlanta American, Delta, Spirit, United $80
Flights from Chicago to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $87
Flights from Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $116
Flights from Chicago to Houston American, Delta, Spirit, United $81
Flights from Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Detroit American, Delta $168

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to Toronto American, Air Canada, Delta, Porter, United, WestJet $214
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines