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Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Chicago, IL, United States - DSM to CHI Last modified: Jul 28, 2016 1:24 AM

Popular flights from Des Moines to Chicago Last modified: Jul 28, 2016 1:24 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
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Sat 8/27
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Wed 9/7
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Mon 8/29
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Wed 8/31
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Sun 9/4
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Thu 9/22
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Mon 9/19
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Wed 9/21
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American
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Mon 10/24
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Wed 10/26
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United
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Tue 8/23
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Sat 8/27
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Wed 8/24
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Thu 8/25
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United
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Wed 8/24
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Sat 8/27
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United
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Sat 8/27
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Des Moines to Chicago (DSM to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Des Moines to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $150.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Des Moines to Chicago 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 Des Moines to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $473 $498
7-14 days $277 $399
14-21 days $212 $403
21-30 days $139 $398
30-60 days $139 $398
60-90 days $139 $399
90+ days $139 $399

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$139 $139 $139 $139 $212 $139 $139

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Des Moines to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Des Moines Chicago American 7/28/16 7/31/16 0 $565
August Des Moines Chicago American 8/27/16 9/7/16 0 $139
September Des Moines Chicago American 9/4/16 9/22/16 0 $139
October Des Moines Chicago American 10/24/16 10/26/16 0 $139
November Des Moines Chicago United 11/14/16 11/24/16 0 $139
December Des Moines Chicago American 12/3/16 12/10/16 0 $139
February Des Moines Chicago United 2/7/17 2/11/17 0 $139
May Des Moines Chicago United 5/29/17 5/29/17 0 $465

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

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 Des Moines to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$531
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$531 $415
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$415 $285
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$285 $139
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$139 $186
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$186

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

Your Des Moines to Chicago 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 Des Moines to Chicago is $374.

The average price for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Chicago is $175.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Des Moines to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 7 6 6 6 6 4 7 06:15 19:20
United 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 05:20 18:21

Des Moines to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Des Moines to Chicago?
Answer: The average Des Moines to Chicago flight time is an hour and 21 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Des Moines and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Des Moines to Chicago is 297 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Des Moines to Chicago?
Answer: There are 68 direct flights from Des Moines to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 58% of the non-stop flights between Des Moines and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Des Moines to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Des Moines to Chicago (DSM to CHI) Number of flights searched: 105Last modified: Jul 28, 2016 1:25 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Des Moines to Chicago 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 Des Moines to Chicago.

Des Moines to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / CVG 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 Des Moines and Chicago, 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 Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Des Moines to Milwaukee American, United $154
Des Moines to New York American, United $255
Des Moines to Dallas - Ft Worth American, United $304

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Kansas City to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $97
Omaha to Chicago American, United $206
Rochester to Chicago American $197
Lincoln to Chicago United $266
Moline to Chicago American, United $291
Waterloo to Chicago American $287
Cedar Rapids to Chicago American, United $261
Dubuque to Chicago American $287
Sioux City to Chicago American $243
Kansas City to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $154
Omaha to Milwaukee American, United $321
Kansas City to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $107
Kansas City to New York American, Alaska, Spirit, United $175
Omaha to Atlanta American, Frontier, United $333
Kansas City to Detroit American, Alaska, Spirit, United $97
Omaha to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $170
Kansas City to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United $185
Kansas City to Minneapolis - St Paul American, United $224
Kansas City to Indianapolis American, Alaska, United $248
Kansas City to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $286
Omaha to Detroit American, United $339
Omaha to Indianapolis American, United $323
Kansas City to Washington American, Alaska, United $223
Kansas City to Madison American, Alaska, United $332
Kansas City to Denver Frontier, United $83
Omaha to St Louis American, Alaska, United $236
Omaha to Madison American, Alaska, United $295
Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Chicago, IL, United States, from $139 Round trip from DSM to CHI