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Amazing DSM to ORD Flight Deals

The cheapest flights to O'Hare Intl. found within the past 7 days were $167 round trip and $105 one way. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Flight Schedule for DSM to ORD

Carrier Flight Depart DSM Arrive ORD Wed
10/28
Thu
10/29
Fri
10/30
Sat
10/31
Sun
11/1
Mon
11/2
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11/3
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UA 4420 06:30 am 07:56 am Check fare - Check fare - - - - 0 stop(s)
UA 5801 03:30 pm 04:56 pm Check fare Check fare Check fare Check fare - Check fare - 0 stop(s)
AA 3538 06:20 am 07:40 am - Check fare Check fare - Check fare Check fare - 0 stop(s)
UA 3674 08:00 am 09:27 am - Check fare - - - - - 0 stop(s)
UA 4417 11:10 am 12:36 pm - Check fare Check fare - Check fare Check fare Check fare 0 stop(s)
UA 4477 05:00 pm 06:26 pm - Check fare - - - - - 0 stop(s)
AA 3486 05:20 pm 06:48 pm - Check fare Check fare - Check fare Check fare - 0 stop(s)
AA 3501 12:45 pm 02:07 pm - - Check fare - Check fare - - 0 stop(s)
UA 5778 05:00 pm 06:26 pm - - Check fare - - Check fare - 0 stop(s)
UA 5744 06:30 am 07:56 am - - - Check fare - - - 0 stop(s)
UA 4405 08:30 am 09:57 am - - - - Check fare Check fare Check fare 0 stop(s)
UA 444 03:00 pm 04:22 pm - - - - Check fare - - 0 stop(s)
UA 3443 05:00 pm 06:27 pm - - - - Check fare - - 0 stop(s)
UA 4495 03:47 pm 05:10 pm - - - - - - Check fare 0 stop(s)
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FAQs about flights from Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) to O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD)

Are there direct flights from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-OHare Intl.)?

Your next great adventure is on the opposite side of a single flight. You can jet direct from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-OHare Intl.) with multiple airlines, including United Airlines and American 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 Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), please visit our Customer Service Portal.

How long is the flight from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)?

You'll only have enough time to read a chapter or two in your novel as the flight from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) is just a mere 2 hours and 55 minutes. You may find yourself left on a cliffhanger!

What is the flight distance from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)?

The flight distance from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) is just 901 mi. You'll be hopping off the plane in a flash.

What airlines fly from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)?

You have a choice of several airlines offering direct flights between Des Moines and Chicago. United Airlines (UA) is one of the most liked. This carrier offers approximately 128 flights every month. Another possibility is American Airlines (AA), which offers 111 flights every month. The more airlines you consider, the more likely you are to score a wonderful deal.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

This just in! Airfares offered on Tuesdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity in 2019. Wednesday and Friday prices are also good, but you may want to prepare your budget if booking on a Monday, as data shows the start of the week is when prices are generally at their highest.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travelers may already know this, but earlier in the week can be the cheapest time to fly. In 2019, flights departing on a Tuesday were generally the cheapest of the week, whereas you may pay a premium for weekend flights when demand is usually high. On average, tickets were most expensive for Saturday departures, so if you need to fly out on a weekend, you might look for deals ahead of time.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It's possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity 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 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.

How can I save money on airline tickets?

We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travelers who booked flights on Travelocity in 2019 saved nearly 50% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Des Moines Intl. to O'Hare Intl. Flight FAQ

Traveling FromDes Moines Intl.
Traveling ToO'Hare Intl.
Shortest Flight Time1 hours 23 mins
Earliest Departure Time6:39AM CST
Latest Departure Time3:47PM CST
Lowest Flight Price$167

Des Moines to Chicago Carriers and Route Information

Flight path for flights from Des Moines International Airport to O'Hare International Airport


Distance:
299.00 miles


Airlines & Aircraft Used on DSM to ORD Flight Routes


Airline Carrier
Aircraft
American Airlines
Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR 42-500
American Airlines
Embraer 170
American Airlines
Fairchild Dornier Do.328
Delta Air Lines
Airbus A340-300
United Airlines
Boeing 737-300 pax
*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.