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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Des Moines?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $43 and $24 for one-way flights to Des Moines for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
DENDes MoinesMarch 7 to March 7$43
ORDDes MoinesFebruary 18 to February 22$128
PHXDes MoinesFebruary 22 to March 1$240
ATLDes MoinesFebruary 15 to March 1$254
BOSDes MoinesFebruary 10 to February 15$255
DFWDes MoinesFebruary 21 to February 22$257
LAXDes MoinesFebruary 22 to February 28$269
CLTDes MoinesMarch 28 to March 28$280
LGADes MoinesMarch 1 to March 13$283
SEADes MoinesFebruary 28 to March 1$290
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
ORDDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 16$153
PHXDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 4$257
BOSDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 15$260
DENDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 21$273
LAXDes MoinesFebruary 3 to February 21$327
ATLDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 13$330
SEADes MoinesFebruary 5 to February 14$355
DFWDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 21$373
EWRDes MoinesFebruary 4 to February 15$384
CLTDes MoinesFebruary 5 to February 22$421
*Prices include taxes and fees

Des Moines DSM Flight Information

Traveling to Des Moines DSM
Lowest Price $43
Number of Airlines Serving 1
Airlines Serving Frontier Airlines, American Airlines
Number of Daily Flights 3
Airlines with Direct Flights American Airlines

Find The Perfect Hotel For After Your Flight

Amazing Des Moines Accommodation Deals

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA

2 out of 5
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, IA, 50266
The price is $60 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
$60
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
Stay at this motel in West Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,021 reviews)
"Very convenient by the road. Clean and comfortable. Kind personnel."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Motel 6 West Des Moines, IA
Cozy Rest Motel

Cozy Rest Motel

2 out of 5
2316 Southeast 14th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50320
The price is $71 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$71
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this motel in Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (507 reviews)
Inexpensive, Clean, and no frills
"It was the least expensive hotel in the Des Moines area. It was very much like a motel 6. It was clean and comfortable - but no amenities."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Cozy Rest Motel
Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines

Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines

2 out of 5
1258 8th St, West Des Moines, IA, 50265
The price is $50 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$50
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in West Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the overall ...
3.1/5 (1,011 reviews)
"Great plsce"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines

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Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North

2.5 out of 5
4685 Ne 14th St, Des Moines, IA, 50313
The price is $63 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$63
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.1/5 (1,010 reviews)
"Quiet"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

2 out of 5
1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50315
The price is $60 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$60
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,022 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport

4 out of 5
6800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA, 50321
The price is $110 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
$110
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (500 reviews)
"👍"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport
AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

3 out of 5
401 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50309
The price is $161 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$161
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (275 reviews)
"It was close to my entertainment I had planned"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

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AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

2.5 out of 5
1920 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50315
The price is $66 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$66
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in ...
3.8/5 Good! (724 reviews)
"Very clean. Room is very nice."

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2022

AmericInn by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Luxury Hotels in Des Moines

Des Lux Hotel

Des Lux Hotel

3.5 out of 5
800 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, 50309
The price is $151 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$151
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,030 reviews)
"Love this place! Service is excellent. Room was very original and thoughtfully put together. Location was excellent with many restaurants, ads and shops nearby. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Des Lux Hotel
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road

2 out of 5
4755 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, 50322
The price is $58 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$58
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,007 reviews)
"Everything was fine"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Des Moines/Merle Hays Road
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines West Clive

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines West Clive

2.5 out of 5
1390 Nw 118th St, Clive, IA, 50325
The price is $82 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$82
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Clive. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
"It is a really clean hotel. Convenient location. Dogs stay free! Nice workout room. While the breakfast was 'standard', there was plenty of fresh fruit. My only small complaint was that the jets in the hot tub weren't strong enough. But that is minor."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines West Clive

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Covered Bridge Inn

Covered Bridge Inn

2.5 out of 5
1312 Cedar Bridge Rd., Winterset, IA, 50273
The price is $89 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$89
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this motel in Winterset. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (428 reviews)
"Great value for the money."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Covered Bridge Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Family Friendly Hotels in Des Moines

Wildwood Lodge
Great for families

Wildwood Lodge

3 out of 5
11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA, 50325
The price is $109 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$109
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Clive. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,376 reviews)

Families like: Indoor pools, bicycle rentals, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry

Cozy lakeside cabin feel
"Unique hotel. Contemporary hotel that has tried to make it feel that you are at a lake side cabin. Very relaxing."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Wildwood Lodge
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines
Great for families

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

3 out of 5
5000 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA, 50322
The price is $89 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$89
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Urbandale. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a water park. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
3.4/5 (1,006 reviews)

Families like: Indoor pools, waterpark, game room, extra beds/cribs

Travelers say...
"Disappointed large slide not working. Staff was very friendly but shorthanded to provide good service."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport
Great for families

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

2.5 out of 5
6221 Willow Creek Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50321
The price is $89 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$89
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this golf hotel in Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,025 reviews)

Families like: Indoor pools, game room, extra beds/cribs, games and toys

Travelers say...
"Nice room and amenities. Wish I had more time to play pool in the rec room!"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport

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SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Great for families

SpringHill Suites Des Moines West

3 out of 5
1236 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA, 50266
The price is $96 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$96
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in West Des Moines. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,017 reviews)

Families like: Indoor pools, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family

Travelers say...
"Nice property to stay at"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

SpringHill Suites Des Moines West
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I catch a flight to Des Moines at the moment?
Before reserving your flights to Des Moines, be sure to check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor to see if there are any current travel restrictions or quarantine requirements in place.
Which airlines fly to Des Moines?
All set to book the flight for your unforgettable vacation to Des Moines? A total of 6 airlines offer flights to this city. Some of the best ones are:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?
For more info about changing your flight to Des Moines, please visit our Customer Service Portal.
What airport is best to fly into Des Moines?
Des Moines has only one airport. You’ll be disembarking at Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM), which is located 4 mi from downtown.
Where to stay in Des Moines
It’s time to make new memories in Iowa’s fascinating state capital. Take a look through the 416 accommodations on Travelocity, book the perfect one and get your Des Moines adventure underway!If you don’t want to waste time sifting through the web for places to stay in Des Moines, don’t stress. We’ve done all the work for you. Our top accommodations here are the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown and the Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown, an IHG Hotel.
Places to visit in Des Moines
So many things to do and so little time. If you want to experience the best this city has to offer, add Science Center of Iowa, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to your vacation itinerary. If you have an extra day, swing by Iowa State Capitol Building, and Salisbury House as well.Des Moines Civic Center features exhibits, art courses and music shows that are sure to give you greater insight into the area’s arts scene. Like some more ideas? Pay a visit to Hoyt Sherman Place and have a great time watching its talented actors give it all they’ve got. And that’s not all. Find out what sports matches are on at Principal Park.
How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Des Moines
If you like the idea of spending more time at the airport restaurants and less time at the security checkpoint on your way to Des Moines, just follow these useful tips:

  • Ensure your boarding pass and travel ID are easy to access. You will be instructed to produce them straightaway.
  • You’ll need to stop the tunes for a few minutes. Headphones need to be taken off and put in a tub to be X-rayed. The same applies to items such as belts and heavy jackets.
  • Laptops must be taken out of their carry bags and placed in a tray before being X-rayed.
  • When you approach the security checkpoint, you’ll be asked to place all liquids, gels and creams in a separate bin for scanning. Make sure they’re all stored in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and sealed in a clear zip-lock bag.
  • Safety boots and other heavy shoes are likely to be X-rayed at the security checkpoint. Consider wearing simple sneakers instead.
  • Some countries have stringent biosecurity laws. Consider where you’re headed to and whether or not you’re allowed to fly with unpackaged foods.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Friday tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2021. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Saturday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Wednesday or Sunday. Our data shows that those two days have the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals.

 

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Monday are the cheapest of the week. Since flights towards the middle of the week tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise. This is why, on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2021 were most expensive for Wednesday departures.

 

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2021 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to their travel dates.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Flights To Des Moines

If you are dreaming of a relaxing vacation to America's Heartland, you might want to consider a getaway to Des Moines, Iowa. As you fly into Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and gaze out the plane's window, you will be lulled by the relaxing expanses of farmland and the glistening metropolis of the city. Upon your arrival in the Iowa capital, you will be itching to start exploring. Des Moines has an abundance of adventures such as the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the 500-acre Living History Farms, and the Hoyt Sherman Place. No matter what your adrenaline rush--riding a fast-paced roller coaster at Adventureland or galloping on a horse across Jester Park--you are sure to have a great experience during your Des Moines getaway.

Transportation from DSM

Most hotels next to Des Moines International Airport offer free transportation from and to the airport. The metro transit, interstate bus lines, and the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency all offer bus services for arriving flights to Des Moines. The buses serve all of Polk County and parts of other Iowa counties. You can also rent a car at a rental kiosk in the airport. Numerous limousine services and taxis are available for hire at the airport to take you into Des Moines.

Give Your Heart to the "City Beautiful"

In recent years, Des Moines has undergone a beautification program and has become known as the "City Beautiful." To bundle vacation packages to Des Moines, look no further than Travelocity. At Travelocity, you save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. Cheap flights to Des Moines have never been more affordable. With a bit of shopping, you can find the perfect Des Moines flights and hotels to fit your budget and make your vacation getaway a memorable event.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.