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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, United States - CHI to DSM Last modified: Jun 27, 2016 12:57 AM

Popular flights from Chicago to Des Moines Last modified: Jun 27, 2016 12:57 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 27, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 $307
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 26, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 $307

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI to DSM)?

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 $332.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI to DSM)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Chicago to Des Moines

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Des Moines should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $463 $548
7-14 days $405 $568
14-21 days $415 $0
21-30 days $307 $460
30-60 days $307 $459
60-90 days $315 $459
90+ days $307 $459

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Des Moines

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Des Moines.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$315 $307 $307 $315 $315 $355 $405

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Des Moines

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to Des Moines.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$548
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$548 $523
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$523 $415
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$415 $365
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$365 $355
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$355
TIPSave $336 by flying into Kansas City instead of Des Moines from Chicago

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI to DSM)

Your Chicago to Des Moines flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 $387.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $311.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Des Moines
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 07:15 20:35
United 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 08:55 22:40

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI to DSM)

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 $190.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $311.

Chicago to Des Moines Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: The average Chicago to Des Moines flight time is an hour and 20 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Des Moines?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Des Moines is 297 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: There are 81 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop 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: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI to DSM) Number of flights searched: 123Last modified: Jun 27, 2016 12:57 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Des Moines with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Des Moines.

Chicago to Des Moines
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Des Moines, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $67
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $137
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $91
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $127
Chicago to Kansas City American, Alaska, Frontier, United $79
Chicago to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Washington American, Alaska, Frontier, United $81
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $227
Chicago to Houston American, Spirit, United $172
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $147
Chicago to Detroit American, United $172

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet $237
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, United States, from $307 Round trip from CHI to DSM