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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, United States - CHI to DSM

Popular flights from Chicago to Des Moines

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 27, 2016 Mar 5, 2016 $213
Mar 15, 2016 Mar 23, 2016 $213
Mar 30, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 $213
Apr 5, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 $213
Apr 23, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 $213
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 15, 2016 Mar 23, 2016 $213
Mar 30, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 $213
Apr 5, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 $213
Apr 23, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 $213
Apr 26, 2016 May 4, 2016 $213

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 $215.

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 $348 $492
7-14 days $213 $321
14-21 days $213 $321
21-30 days $218 $326
30-60 days $213 $321
60-90 days $213 $393
90+ days $218 $384

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
$218 $213 $213 $218 $218 $213 $216

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$484
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$484 $315
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$315 $223
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$223 $327
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$327 $616
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$616

TIPSave $166 by flying into Mason 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 $359.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $216.

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 07:23 20:05
United 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 09:07 22:30

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 $102.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $216.

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 18 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 80 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Des Moines?
Answer: American 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)

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 ATL X X X X X X X
Delta CVG / DTW X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest - 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, JetBlue, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Frontier, Spirit, United $71
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $113
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $112
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Spirit, United $77
Chicago to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Kansas City American, Frontier, United $108
Chicago to Atlanta American, Alaska, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Washington American, JetBlue, Frontier, United $92
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $123
Chicago to Houston American, Frontier, Spirit, United $85
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $77
Chicago to Detroit American, United $166

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet $206
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, United States, from $213 Round trip from CHI to DSM