Flights from Des Moines to Chicago

Selected fares from Des Moines to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
DSM CHI Wed, Aug 19 - Thu, Aug 27 $235
DSM CHI Tue, Aug 18 - Thu, Aug 20 $235
DSM CHI Tue, Aug 18 - Thu, Aug 20 $235
DSM CHI Tue, Aug 18 - Thu, Aug 20 $248
DSM CHI Wed, Jul 8 - Wed, Jul 15 $5,462
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Des Moines and Chicago airports and terminals

Airports in Des Moines IA, US

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    Des Moines Airport (DSM)

    Distance from City Center: 5.5 miles

    Carriers for flights from DSM to CHI

    Carriers
    American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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Airports in Chicago IL, US

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    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

  • 2

    O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from DSM to ORD

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 United Airlines
    Terminal 2 United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, US Airways
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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Des Moines to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 13 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) US Airways $255
Earn $2.55
Return Sun, Aug 16 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Des Moines to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 4 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $235
Earn $2.35
Return Tue, Aug 11 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 4 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $235
Earn $2.35
Return Tue, Aug 11 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Des Moines to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 24 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $235
Earn $2.35
Return Mon, Sep 28 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Des Moines to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 24 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $235
Earn $2.35
Return Mon, Sep 28 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from Des Moines to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 2 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $235
Earn $2.35
Return Sun, Oct 4 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Des Moines to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 2 Des Moines (DSM) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $235
Earn $2.35
Return Sun, Oct 4 Chicago (ORD) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines
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Flights to Chicago

Cheap Flights from Des Moines

Locating cheap flights from Des Moines is easy with the assistance of Orbitz.com. Des Moines International Airport (DSM) offers a wide range of affordable flights from top airline providers. This airport offers flights with United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, US Airways and more. Des Moines International is located in Des Moines, IA at 5800 Fleur Drive and is approximately three miles from the downtown area of the city.

Airport Parking Information

DSM provides a variety of airport parking choices to its passengers. These choices include short-term, long-term and economy parking. Short-term rates start at $1per half-hour, with a $24-per-day maximum. Long-term rates start at $2 per hour, with a $12-per-day maximum. Economy rates at DSM start at $2 per hour, with a $5-per-day maximum.

DSM Transportation Information

Passenger transportation options include shuttle buses, car rentals, limousines, taxis and public transit. Bus transportation is offered by Greyhound, Jefferson Bus Lines and Trailways Bus System. Other options can be found through Alamo Car Rental, Budget Rent A Car, Capitol Cab Company and C & C Limousine Services, among others.

Restaurants at Des Moines International Airport

Travelers can choose from a variety of restaurants at DSM, many of which can be found at the Landside Food Court. This dining area is open from 4:30 am to 7:30 pm daily, and is home to a Pizza Hut Express and an American Grill restaurant, among others. Let Orbitz.com help you book cheap flights from Des Moines and learn about your airport options.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

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Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

Interesting facts about flights from Des Moines to Chicago

    • 10 direct flights are operating from Des Moines to Chicago today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 24m.
    • United Airlines flight 6327 (5:15 AM GMT, Embraer 175) is today's earliest available flight from Des Moines to Chicago.
    • United Airlines flight 4745 (4:55 PM GMT, Embraer RJ135/RJ140/RJ145) is today's latest available flight from Des Moines to Chicago.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Des Moines to Chicago (United Airlines flight 3909, Embraer 170) takes 1h 22m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Des Moines to Chicago (United Airlines flight 6327, Embraer 175) takes 1h 26m.
    • Flights from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) are available for this route.