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Chicago to Des Moines Flights

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Selected fares from Chicago to Des Moines

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI DSM Wed, Sep 10 - Thu, Sep 11 $138
CHI DSM Fri, Oct 10 - Wed, Oct 15 $183
CHI DSM Fri, Oct 10 - Wed, Oct 15 $208
CHI DSM Fri, Oct 10 - Wed, Oct 15 $222
CHI DSM Wed, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 24 $376
CHI DSM Wed, Jul 23 - Sun, Jul 27 $1,483

Chicago and Des Moines airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US
map of airports in Chicago
  • 1

    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

  • 2

    O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from ORD to DSM

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, US Airways
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Airports in Des Moines IA, US
map of airports in Des Moines
  • 1

    Des Moines Airport (DSM)

    Distance from City Center: 5.5 miles

    Carriers for flights from CHI to DSM

    Carriers
    American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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Cheap flights from Chicago to Des Moines

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

Featured Des Moines Airport Hotels

Hotel only $94

Quality Inn & Suites Airport

2 stars
3.1 / 5 27 reviews

5231 Fleur Dr. Map

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Days Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport

2 stars
3.5 / 5 52 reviews

1901 Hackley Avenue Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

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Hampton Inn Des Moines-Airport

3 stars
4.1 / 5 47 reviews

5001 Fleur Drive Map

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AmericInn Des Moines - Airport

1 star
3.0 / 5 6 reviews

1920 Hackley Ave Map

...Inn of Des Moines - Airport, IA is conveniently located on Hackley Ave.... More

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Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport

1 star
2.9 / 5 62 reviews

4817 Fleur Dr Map

The closest Motel 6 in Des Moines to the airport, just 3 minutes away.... More

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Holiday Inn DES MOINES-AIRPORT/CONF CENTER

3 stars
4.0 / 5 18 reviews

6111 FLEUR DRIVE Map

Book a Room at Our Des Moines Airport Hotel Situated close to area treasures, such as Drake University, and adjacent to the Des Moines Airport, this hotel provides a prime location in the midst of... More

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 15 Chicago (MDW) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $516
Earn $5.16
Return Sun, Aug 17 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (MDW) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 19 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines $256
Earn $2.56
Return Wed, Aug 20 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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September

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Sep 10 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines $138
Earn $1.38
Return Thu, Sep 11 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines

Best one-week trip in September from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Sep 14 Chicago (MDW) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $496
Earn $4.96
Return Sun, Sep 21 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (MDW) Frontier Airlines
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October

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 10 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines $159
Earn $1.59
Return Wed, Oct 15 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Cheap Flights to Des Moines

If Iowa is your travel destination, you can get help planning your trip. Orbitz.com can find cheap flights to Des Moines at the click of a button. Des Moines International Airport is the main airport in this area and is located just three miles from downtown at 5800 Fleur Drive. Airlines flying out of the airport include Delta Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Allegiant Air and more. Simplify your travel planning, and let Orbitz.com find low-fare air tickets for you.

Airport Transportation Information

The airport offers a variety of transportation options to passengers. Travelers can choose from taxis, shuttle buses, limousines and rental cars to take them from the airport to their last destination. Transportation companies include C & C Limousine, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Capitol Cab Company and more. There is also the option of bus transportation offered by Jefferson Bus Lines and Greyhound.

Weather in Des Moines

Des Moines's weather is characteristic of hot and humid summers and cold and snowy winters. If traveling during the warmer months, it's a good idea to pack light, cool clothing. During the colder months, be prepared with overcoats and warm clothing.

Attractions in Des Moines

This city has a variety of historical sites, parks, landmarks and other attractions. Some of the most popular places to visit in Des Moines are the Capitol Building and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, which opens every August. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip by finding you cheap flights to Des Moines.

Interesting facts about flights from Chicago to Des Moines

    • 6 direct flights are operating from Chicago to Des Moines today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 13m.
    • United Airlines flight 5622 (2:56 AM GMT, Canadair Regional Jet) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to Des Moines.
    • American Airlines flight 4224 (5:40 PM GMT, Embraer 175) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to Des Moines.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to Des Moines (American Airlines flight 4224, Embraer 175) takes 1h 10m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to Des Moines (United Airlines flight 5559, Canadair Regional Jet 700) takes 1h 15m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines Airport (DSM) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between Chicago and Des Moines

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 737-700 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Embraer 170 United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-900 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A319 United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-800 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Embraer RJ135/RJ140/RJ145 US Airways, United Airlines
Canadair Regional Jet 700 United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines
Canadair Regional Jet United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A320 United Airlines, US Airways
Embraer RJ145 United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines
Embraer RJ140 American Airlines, US Airways
Embraer 175 American Airlines, US Airways