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Fares from $69 One Way, $137 Round Trip from St. Louis to Des Moines

Prices starting at $137 for return flights and $69 for one-way flights to Des Moines were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Des Moines from St. Louis

Route Information for Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines

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Flying from St Louis to Des Moines

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Planning a trip on a budget can often be a challenge. Orbitz.com allows travelers to search many different airlines at once to find cheap flights from St. Louis, Missouri. The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is located 15 miles northwest of downtown on Airflight Drive. Thirteen airlines provide services to the airport, including US Airways, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines.

Parking at the Airport

Parking at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is provided by Super Park. Both long-term and short-term parking are available. Shuttle services are available 24 hours a day to and from the parking areas to the main terminal. Super Park ensures the closest parking available, and in many cases, parking is within walking distance to the terminal. Fees are charged by the hour or by the day with discounts for weekly parking.

Transportation to the Airport

Go Best Express Airport Shuttle offers shared shuttle rides to and from all downtown hotels and businesses in St. Louis. Shuttles are available every 15 to 30 minutes all day, and reservations are recommended. The MetroLink has 37 stations that provide service to and from the airport. The Link is available for a flat fee. The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission services the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and it provides metered transportation in and around St. Louis. Exact fares depend on the destination, and taxis require an additional $3 airport fee. Limos are available for rent by the day or by the hour, and many local hotels provide complimentary shuttles to and from the airport for their guests. Orbitz.com can assist travelers in locating cheap car rental agencies in the area.

Dining Options at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport offers many excellent food options for those who want to eat before their flight. The Great American Bagel Company offers many bagel varieties, as well as fresh coffee and juice. Starbucks is available at the Lambert's East Terminal and has a selection of blended coffees and bakery items. For travelers who prefer a sit-down meal before reaching the airport, Half and Half is located near the airport in St. Louis and offers eggs, toast, bacon and fresh donuts. For individuals looking for travel deals, Orbitz.com can provide assistance in locating cheap flights from St. Louis.

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.

Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from St. Louis to Des Moines?

Yep, Southwest Airlines flies nonstop from St. Louis to Des Moines, so you'll be embarking on your awesome adventure before you know it.

What is the shortest flight from St. Louis to Des Moines?

It can take as little as 1 hour. If you believe your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the flight from St. Louis to Des Moines.

What airlines fly from St. Louis (and vicinity) to Des Moines (and vicinity) most frequently?

Southwest Airlines is the most frequent airline servicing the St. Louis (and vicinity) to Des Moines (and vicinity) route. Take your pick of 57 flights each month with this carrier.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Des Moines?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Des Moines have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Des Moines with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Des Moines without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

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

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