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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, United States - CHI to DSM Last modified: May 24, 2016 6:53 PM

Popular flights from Chicago to Des Moines Last modified: May 24, 2016 6:53 PM

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
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $272
Sep 16, 2016 Sep 22, 2016 $272
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $229

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 $328.

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 $538 $0
7-14 days $453 $446
14-21 days $315 $593
21-30 days $315 $461
30-60 days $335 $461
60-90 days $272 $446
90+ days $229 $446

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 $315 $272 $355 $315 $335 $385

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Des Moines

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Des Moines.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Chicago Des Moines United 5/31/16 6/2/16 1 $480
June Chicago Des Moines American 6/14/16 6/29/16 0 $315
July Chicago Des Moines American 7/2/16 7/4/16 0 $335
August Chicago Des Moines American 8/3/16 8/23/16 0 $272
September Chicago Des Moines United 9/13/16 9/21/16 0 $229
October Chicago Des Moines United 10/15/16 10/22/16 0 $229
November Chicago Des Moines United 11/24/16 11/27/16 0 $354
December Chicago Des Moines American 12/20/16 12/29/16 0 $315

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
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$545
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$545 $531
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$531
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$365
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$365

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 $424.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Des Moines is $315.

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 5 6 6 6 4 6 07:09 20:50
United 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 09:00 22:40

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 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: United Airlines provides 51% 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: 126Last modified: May 24, 2016 6:53 PM

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 $94
Chicago to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $118
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $108
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $117
Chicago to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $107
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $137
Chicago to Kansas City American, Alaska, Frontier, United $88
Chicago to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $107
Chicago to Washington American, Alaska, Frontier, United $97
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $198
Chicago to Houston American, Spirit, United $147
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $127
Chicago to Detroit American, United $176

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $196
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, United States, from $229 Round trip from CHI to DSM