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Fares from $81 One Way, $162 Round Trip from Des Moines to Houston

Prices starting at $162 for return flights and $81 for one-way flights to Houston 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 Houston

Origin Airport IATA CodeDSM
Destination Airport IATA CodeHOU
Distance803 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival2:35PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival2:35PM UTC

Flying from Des Moines to Houston

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.

Houston Airport Information

Travel to Houston cheaply with Orbitz.com, which will help you book low-cost flights to Houston, regardless of whether you are using United Airlines, Frontier or Delta. Houston Intercontinental Airport boasts five long runways and is 23 miles from downtown Houston. It is accessible via the Sam Houston Toll Road, 1-45, Highway 59 and the Hardy Toll Road. The J.F. Kennedy Boulevard and Will Clayton Parkway lead to its two entrances. There are five passenger terminals, with terminal E serving continental flights, D serving international flights and C being exclusively for United Airlines.

Transportation Services at Houston Airports

Parking lots, garages and cell-phone lots are available at IAH. Five minutes away from JFK Boulevard is the Consolidated Rental Car facility, which houses car-rental agencies sharing a common bus system. In addition to low-cost flights to Houston, Orbitz.com will help you organize cheap transport services via taxi, limo, shuttles, courtesy vans or METRO transportation. You can get to downtown Houston in 30 minutes.

Houston Weather Information

Make your travel arrangements with Orbitz.com between April and November. This is peak season, during which you will find a myriad of attractions, although fall sometimes brings hurricanes. For cheap vacations, book flights to Houston from December to February.

Houston's Major Attractions

Houston Galleria, Bayou Place, Johnson Space Center and the Houston Zoo are among the most popular places in Houston. There are many seasonal attractions during the period between April and November, such as the Kemah Rock the Dock concerts and the Miller Outdoor Theater performances. The cheapest time to visit is between the winter months of December and February. Orbitz.com has numerous cheap deals for flights to Houston.

Flights from Des Moines to Houston - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there is. United Airlines will fly you directly from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), so you won't have to stress about lengthy layovers or missing your next flight.

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Houston?

The journey from Des Moines to Houston can be as fast as 2 hours and 14 minutes. With a leisurely flight time like this, why not book an impromptu getaway?

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

United Airlines operates the most services from Des Moines (and vicinity) to Houston (and vicinity), with 68 flights every month.

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

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 Houston 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 Houston with flexible change policies?

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