Flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Selected fares from Chicago to Des Moines

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI DSM Fri, Apr 24 - Mon, Apr 27 $177
CHI DSM Fri, Apr 24 - Mon, Apr 27 $177
CHI DSM Fri, May 1 - Sat, May 2 $179
CHI DSM Fri, Apr 3 - Mon, Apr 6 $195
CHI DSM Fri, May 22 - Mon, May 25 $1,742

Chicago and Des Moines airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US

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  • 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 United Airlines
    Terminal 2 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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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 8 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) US Airways $179
Earn $1.79
Return Mon, May 11 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 8 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) US Airways $179
Earn $1.79
Return Mon, May 11 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) US Airways
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 19 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) US Airways $239
Earn $2.39
Return Sun, Jun 21 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 9 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines $219
Earn $2.19
Return Wed, Jun 10 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 10 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines $232
Earn $2.32
Return Sun, Jul 12 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Chicago to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 14 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines $219
Earn $2.19
Return Tue, Jul 21 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 14 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines $219
Earn $2.19
Return Tue, Jul 21 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

    • 8 direct flights are operating from Chicago to Des Moines today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 19m.
    • United Airlines flight 5554 (7:37 AM GMT, Canadair Regional Jet) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to Des Moines.
    • United Airlines flight 3706 (10:00 PM GMT, Canadair Regional Jet 700) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to Des Moines.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to Des Moines (United Airlines flight 3706, Canadair Regional Jet 700) takes 1h 18m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to Des Moines (United Airlines flight 709, Airbus Industrie A319) takes 1h 20m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines Airport (DSM) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to Des Moines on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
United Airlines UA5554 ORD 7:37 AM DSM 8:57 AM CRJ 1hr 20min
American Airlines AA3226 ORD 7:35 AM DSM 8:58 AM ER4 1hr 23min
US Airways US3226 ORD 7:35 AM DSM 8:58 AM ER4 1hr 23min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL2229/DL3768 MDW 6:25 AM DSM 10:33 AM 320/CRJ 4hr 8min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL4739/DL3768 ORD 6:48 AM DSM 10:33 AM CR9/CRJ 3hr 45min
American Airlines AA3259 ORD 10:50 AM DSM 12:05 PM CR7 1hr 15min
US Airways US3259 ORD 10:50 AM DSM 12:05 PM CR7 1hr 15min
United Airlines UA3663 ORD 12:05 PM DSM 1:24 PM CR7 1hr 19min
American Airlines AA3181 ORD 12:20 PM DSM 1:49 PM CR7 1hr 29min
US Airways US3181 ORD 12:20 PM DSM 1:49 PM CR7 1hr 29min
American Airlines AA2969 ORD 1:50 PM DSM 3:12 PM CR7 1hr 22min
US Airways US2969 ORD 1:50 PM DSM 3:12 PM CR7 1hr 22min
American Airlines/Delta Air Lines AA1115/DL3432 ORD 11:50 AM DSM 4:40 PM M80/CR9 4hr 50min