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Fares from $98 One Way, $195 Round Trip from Des Moines to Detroit

Prices starting at $195 for return flights and $98 for one-way flights to Detroit were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Des Moines to Detroit

Origin Airport IATA CodeDSM
Destination Airport IATA CodeDTT
Distance531 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesDelta Air Lines, Korean Air
Earliest Flight Arrival3:25PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:25PM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 26, 2020

There is no leg room and the seating is cramped and uncomfortable.

Dec 17, 2019

I usually fly the cheapest ticket, but Delta is always my favorite airline!

Nov 25, 2019

staff kept us well informed about the status of departure and arrival at the gates.

Sep 25, 2019

tasty snacks and good coffee

Jun 24, 2019

Flight attendants were friendly, fun and high energy.

Jun 15, 2019

I tried to seitch flights from the 1225 to the 10 am to Boston. I decided not to when I was told that it would be a 75 dollar charge. But, I hung around to then get my seat assignment once the 10 am left. The man and woman who were working the counter for that flight did everything in their power to hold up the plane for a few stragglers, even going so far as to take a quick look down the corridor. Their commitment to your passengers was inspiring. Although they were unable to help everyone, they did wait just long enough to get an extra handful of people on their flight.

Jun 13, 2019

The staff was friendly but we had to get our tickets reworked so our kids, 11 and 7, could sit with a parent. Delta was unable to accommodate that for our 11 year old. Otherwise everything went well.

Nov 12, 2018

Marco Anjos ID#98073 was exceptional. He went beyond the call of duty to make me feel welcome and comfortable on the flight. I wish everyone knew hospitality like him!

Oct 16, 2018

Lisa was amazing - blanket (sat next to exit), shared how to block sun in window (using safety brochure), didn't even ask for help

Jun 13, 2018

Stewardess went out of her way to make everyone happy and comfortable.

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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.

Traveling to Detroit

Orbitz.com can get you cheap flights to Detroit easily by scanning its list of hundreds of airline flights to and from the area, as well as getting you sales on a hotel room and transportation.

Airports in the Area

Detroit is served by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Bishop International Airport. Wayne County Airport is located in the suburb of Romulus, 21 miles southwest of downtown Detroit. Currently, Delta Airlines carries the majority of the traffic. Orbitz.com works closely with the airline to get the best deals for flights.

Transportation in Detroit

Bus routes 125 and 280 run to and from the airport once per hour. You can take the bus to anywhere in metropolitan Detroit; terminals are scattered throughout the city. The airport also has a rental car service. Located next to I-94, you can use a rental car to travel to Detroit and the surrounding cities. Booking rental car service is easy with Orbitz.com.

Detroit Climate Expectations

Detroit has extreme temperature variations, from upwards of 90 degrees in the summer to below zero in the winter. If you visit during the winter, expect moderate snowfall in January, and bring warm clothing, such as hats, gloves, and earmuffs to protect yourself from frostbite.

Things to Do in Detroit

The city got its nickname of "Motown" partially from the motor industry but also from its culture of soul music. Take some time out to attend the Detroit International Jazz Festival, or visit the Detroit Theatre District to attend a live Broadway show. In addition to finding cheap flights to Detroit, Orbitz.com can give you addresses of low-cost hotels near popular tourist attractions.

Flights from Des Moines to Detroit - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Des Moines to Detroit?

There sure is. You can fly direct from Des Moines to Detroit with Delta Air Lines. It's the only carrier that travels nonstop from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County).

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Detroit?

Keep that binge-watch you had planned for another day, because the flight from Des Moines to Detroit can be as quick as 1 hour and 39 minutes.

What airlines fly from Des Moines (and vicinity) to Detroit (and vicinity) most frequently?

Lock in your Des Moines (and vicinity) to Detroit (and vicinity) trip with a Delta flight. With 95 every month, this airline offers the most flights along this route.

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

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 Detroit 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 Detroit with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Detroit 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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.