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£297+ Cheap flights to Des Moines

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 10/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel.
BOS — DSM
22 Jul — 29 Jul1
1 adult
Mon 22/7
Mon 29/7

Flights to Des Moines in 2024

Find the latest flights to Des Moines in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,008,398 searches and data was last updated on 17 July 2024.

Return from

£516

One-way from

£297

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

November

Average price

£867
31/10-4/11
  • 31/10-4/11
  • 3 total stops
  • 45h 12m total
  • London to Des Moines
10/9
  • 10/9
  • 2 total stops
  • 19h 01m total
  • London to Des Moines
High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in July 2024

Cheap flights to Des Moines in July & August 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Des Moines in July and August 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,008,398 searches and data was last updated on 17 July 2024.
The deals listed below are some of the cheapest flights available to Des Moines in July and August 2024. Be sure to check back soon as deals update often.
Wed 24/720:50LGW - DSM
2 stops48h 05mMultiple Airlines
Wed 31/710:00DSM - LGW
1 stop18h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£907
Wed 24/707:15LGW - DSM
3 stops19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 31/710:00DSM - LGW
1 stop18h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,183
Tue 6/809:30LHR - DSM
3 stops30h 01mMultiple Airlines
Tue 13/806:40DSM - LHR
3 stops30h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,216
Thu 15/806:45LHR - DSM
2 stops21h 34mAer Lingus
Thu 22/806:00DSM - LHR
2 stops21h 05mAer Lingus
Deal found 16/7£1,226
Fri 2/822:25LHR - DSM
3 stops28h 59mMultiple Airlines
Tue 13/806:40DSM - LHR
3 stops30h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,291
Sat 3/815:20LHR - DSM
1 stop12h 09mLufthansa
Tue 13/811:21DSM - LHR
2 stops18h 59mLufthansa
Deal found 17/7£1,390
Sat 3/815:20LHR - DSM
1 stop12h 09mLufthansa
Tue 13/818:50DSM - LHR
1 stop10h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 17/7£1,392
Thu 15/815:20LHR - DSM
1 stop12h 09mLufthansa
Thu 22/811:30DSM - LHR
1 stop15h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 16/7£1,396
Thu 15/811:05LHR - DSM
1 stop15h 40mLufthansa
Thu 22/809:06DSM - LHR
2 stops16h 09mLufthansa
Deal found 16/7£1,398

Des Moines 2024 flight deals

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These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to Des Moines in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Thu 31/1014:00LGW - DSM
1 stop23h 47mMultiple Airlines
Mon 4/1107:30DSM - LGW
2 stops21h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£516
Thu 31/1014:00LGW - DSM
1 stop23h 47mMultiple Airlines
Mon 4/1107:30DSM - LGW
3 stops32h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£569
Thu 31/1014:00LGW - DSM
1 stop23h 47mMultiple Airlines
Mon 4/1108:57DSM - LGW
1 stop19h 03mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£602
Thu 31/1009:50LHR - DSM
1 stop18h 57mFinnair
Mon 4/1111:59DSM - LHR
1 stop14h 16mFinnair
Deal found 16/7£627
Sun 27/1012:35LHR - DSM
1 stop16h 12mFinnair
Fri 1/1106:59DSM - LHR
1 stop23h 41mFinnair
Deal found 17/7£686
Tue 17/911:00LHR - DSM
1 stop15h 40mFinnair
Tue 24/905:00DSM - LHR
1 stop22h 25mFinnair
Deal found 17/7£732
Sat 14/911:00LHR - DSM
1 stop15h 40mFinnair
Wed 25/916:10DSM - LHR
1 stop33h 35mFinnair
Deal found 16/7£754
Thu 19/913:10LHR - DSM
1 stop15h 03mFinnair
Thu 26/905:30DSM - LHR
1 stop23h 35mFinnair
Deal found 17/7£762
Thu 12/914:45LHR - DSM
1 stop15h 10mFinnair
Sat 21/915:05DSM - LHR
1 stop13h 40mFinnair
Deal found 16/7£784

Flights to Des Moines departing soon

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Wed 24/720:50LGW - DSM
2 stops48h 05mMultiple Airlines
Wed 31/710:00DSM - LGW
1 stop18h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£907
Wed 24/707:15LGW - DSM
3 stops19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 31/710:00DSM - LGW
1 stop18h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,183
Wed 24/708:40LHR - DSM
2 stops18h 49mUnited Airlines
Wed 31/713:40DSM - LHR
1 stop14h 00mUnited Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,428
Wed 24/706:50LHR - DSM
2 stops17h 01mUnited Airlines
Wed 31/708:00DSM - LHR
2 stops16h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,432
Wed 24/713:05LHR - DSM
1 stop14h 24mUnited Airlines
Wed 31/711:20DSM - LHR
1 stop15h 10mUnited Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,437
Wed 24/709:15LCY - DSM
2 stops14h 36mLufthansa
Wed 31/711:20DSM - LCY
2 stops15h 20mLufthansa
Deal found 16/7£1,611
Wed 24/709:30LHR - DSM
2 stops17h 59mMultiple Airlines
Wed 31/708:00DSM - LHR
3 stops16h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,667
Wed 24/706:45LHR - DSM
3 stops19h 45mMultiple Airlines
Wed 31/717:24DSM - LHR
3 stops31h 11mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7£1,829

One-way flights to Des Moines

Explore one-way flight options to Des Moines for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,008,398 searches and data was last updated on 17 July 2024.
These are some of the best available deals on flights to Des Moines. Those seeking round-trip flights to Des Moines should utilise the search form at the top of the page.
Tue 10/920:40LGW - DSM
2 stops19h 01mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£297
Mon 4/1108:15LHR - DSM
3 stops35h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£431
Tue 10/920:40LGW - DSM
1 stop21h 09mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£438
Tue 10/915:40LGW - DSM
4 stops34h 53mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£474
Thu 8/806:25LGW - DSM
3 stops38h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£478
Tue 10/920:30LGW - DSM
3 stops30h 03mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£480
Tue 10/919:10LHR - DSM
4 stops31h 23mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£482
Wed 7/820:50LGW - DSM
2 stops48h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£490
Thu 8/810:35LHR - DSM
2 stops34h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7£490

Find flights to Des Moines within your budget

Locate flights to Des Moines that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 1,008,398 searches and data was last updated on 17 July 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£516 - £1,010

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London GatwickDes Moines

LGW - DSM

LGWDSM

London Gatwick

Thu 31/10

1 stop23h 47m

Des Moines

Mon 4/11

2 stops21h 25m

£516

London HeathrowDes Moines

LHR - DSM

LHRDSM

London Heathrow

Thu 31/10

1 stop18h 57m

Des Moines

Mon 4/11

1 stop14h 16m

£627

London HeathrowDes Moines

LHR - DSM

LHRDSM

London Heathrow

Tue 17/9

2 stops21h 12m

Des Moines

Tue 24/9

1 stop11h 00m

£787

London HeathrowDes Moines

LHR - DSM

LHRDSM

London Heathrow

Wed 25/9

2 stops16h 10m

Des Moines

Wed 2/10

1 stop14h 34m

£803

London HeathrowDes Moines

LHR - DSM

LHRDSM

London Heathrow

Wed 25/9

2 stops15h 37m

Des Moines

Wed 2/10

3 stops16h 35m

£884

London GatwickDes Moines

LGW - DSM

LGWDSM

London Gatwick

Thu 26/9

2 stops31h 33m

Des Moines

Mon 30/9

2 stops26h 25m

£932

London GatwickDes Moines

LGW - DSM

LGWDSM

London Gatwick

Tue 17/9

2 stops29h 47m

Des Moines

Tue 24/9

2 stops19h 35m

£936

London CityDes Moines

LCY - DSM

LCYDSM

London City

Sat 14/9

2 stops38h 49m

Des Moines

Sat 21/9

2 stops33h 25m

£992

London HeathrowDes Moines

LHR - DSM

LHRDSM

London Heathrow

Sat 26/10

2 stops18h 35m

Des Moines

Thu 31/10

2 stops16h 50m

£1,010

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Deals found on 16/7

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Temperature and rainfall in Des Moines by month

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DSM

Temperature

-5 - 25 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Des Moines, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 25.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around -5.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Des Moines?

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The best time to book flights to Des Moines is 35 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Des Moines should consider flying on Thursday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Saturday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Des Moines

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Des Moines. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Des Moines. Reviews last updated 17 July 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown United Airlines, Delta and Finnair to Des Moines to help guide your decision. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews
8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

7.9
Good
1,427 reviews
8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

7.7
Good
1,333 reviews
8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

7.6
Good
708 reviews
8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
8.0
Very Good
9,762 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

One of the worst flights ever. I got to the airport early for my 6:48 pm flight and tried to get on the 4:30 ish flight. The gate agent was one of the worst customer service people in my 20 yrs of flying Delta. Very rude and wouldn’t even talk to me about riding standby. Then flight took off 3 hrs late and when Landed in Atlanta, the gate people wouldn’t even try to get me on the plane. It was still there but door was closed. For all of my almost 2 million miles, the worst experience from Delta. I am highly disappointed as it was not my fault I have to sleep in Atlanta and not Jacksonville Florida

The state capital of Iowa, Des Moines is a charming city with exceptional food, a huge array of historic buildings, great shopping and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The historical side to the city will occupy many days of sightseeing. From the ornately designed Capitol building, to the beauty of Salisbury House and the fascinating exhibits of the State Historical Society Museum, visitors can easily learn about how the city came to be.

There are plenty of other cultural attractions as well. Wander around the Science Centre of Iowa, with its planetarium and interactive child-friendly exhibits, or take in the superb collection of 20th century masterpieces at the Des Moines Art Centre – featuring world-famous artists like Hopper, O’Keefe and Johns. June also sees the city stage a fantastic Arts Festival, with a programme of open air performances.

Food is a big part of the town’s appeal. That may be because Des Moines is at the heart of one of the world’s great farming regions. Visit in July to sample every local delicacy at Taste of Des Moines or dine at eateries serving everything from tacos to hefty burgers.

There are family-friendly attractions as well, such as Adventureland, with its massive swimming pool and vast array of slides, as well as Gray’s Lake where families can race pedalos and canoes.

More serious water sports are catered for at sites like Saylorville Lake, which offers exceptional fishing. Other sports can be enjoyed at Sleepy Hollow Park with different seasonal options to experience such as snowboarding and beach volleyball.

Des Moines is also a jumping off point to visit Iowa’s most beautiful sights, such as the rolling Loess Hills and the eerie Maquoketa Caves. But with so much to do, you may never want to leave the city.

[h2]When is the best time to visit Des Moines (US, IA)?[/h2]

If you are seeking a cultural holiday, then there is really no bad time to go to Des Moines. For outdoor activities, summer is the best time to visit (between June and September), although there are snow-based activities available as well. A trip in June may balance lower prices with outdoor festivals and good conditions for hiking and boating.

Getting around Des Moines

Renting a car provides great flexibility (but beware of icy conditions during the winter). The city is known to be quite cycle-friendly as well, and the bus network will let you take your bikes on board, making it possible to access most parts of town without a rental car. Taxis are always available to book, but don’t rely on being able to hail them.

Des Moines airport overview

Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is a relatively small airport in Iowa. It is conveniently located just 5km (3 miles) from central Des Moines, and generally handles less than two million passengers per year.

In 2010, Des Moines International Airport’s terminal got a great revamp, which included new carpeting in the terminal and a number of other facility upgrades. The airport has a great array of shopping facilities, ranging from small-change vending machines to larger and more expensive options.

Passengers can book flights to Des Moines International Airport from destinations across the United States, including Chicago, Denver and Las Vegas. A number of airlines operate flights to Des Moines International Airport, particularly low-cost options such as ExpressJet Airlines and AirTran Airways.

Passengers who prefer smaller airports will enjoy Des Moines International Airport – as it has facilities of equal quality to those of larger airports, but not the crowds of people and the long queues generally associated with busier airports.

  • When is the best time to fly to Des Moines?

    If you are seeking a cultural holiday, then there is really no bad time to go to Des Moines. For outdoor activities, summer is the best time to visit (between June and September), although there are snow-based activities available as well. A trip in June may balance lower prices with outdoor festivals and good conditions for hiking and boating.

  • What does DSM mean?

    This is defined as Des Moines Airport (DSM). Codes like DSM are often used to just call airports uniquely.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines?

    For a flight to Des Moines, you will be flying into Des Moines. Des Moines (DSM) is just 3.6 mi from the center of the city.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Des Moines if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Des Moines on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Des Moines?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Finnair is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Des Moines.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Des Moines depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Des Moines, London offers the quickest one-way flight (11 hours 37 minutes).

  • Does Des Moines have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Des Moines can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Des Moines?

    Yes. Des Moines has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Des Moines Airport is the closest property to Des Moines (0.0 mi away from Des Moines).

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