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Fares from $48 One Way, $96 Round Trip from Des Moines to Indianapolis

Prices starting at $96 for return flights and $48 for one-way flights to Indianapolis 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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Flights from Des Moines to Indianapolis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Unfortunately, you won't find any direct flights between Des Moines and Indianapolis. If you're about to fly from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Indianapolis, IN (IND-Indianapolis Intl.), get ready to change planes. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines operate on this route with just one stopover. Use the break to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat.

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Indianapolis?

It can take as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you're of the opinion that your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' rather than flying, you'll enjoy the trip from DSM to IND.

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Flying from Des Moines to Indianapolis

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.

Indianapolis Airport Information

Flights to Indianapolis, Indiana, arrive at Indianapolis International Airport, which is home to airlines including American, Frontier, Southwest, United, and Delta. Cheap flights to Indianapolis on any of these airlines can be booked through Orbitz.com. Located at 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive in Indianapolis, this airport is just 14 miles from the downtown area. Among the amenities available at the airport are the USO Lounge for visiting members of the armed services.

Transportation From Indianapolis International Airport

The easiest way to find ground transportation when you arrive at the airport is at the Ground Transportation Center. This hub gives visitors easy access to rental cars, which can be booked on Orbitz.com. It also connects to taxis, which can reach downtown Indianapolis in about 20 minutes. The City's IndyGo bus system provides transportation from the airport to points throughout the city for $1.75 per ride. The city also provides an airport express service for $7 per ride.

Weather in Indianapolis

Winter temperatures in Indianapolis range from 19º to 40º F; summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 80s. The spring, especially May, can be rainy. Indianapolis also gets several inches of snow each winter, so adequate footwear is a must for cold-weather travel.

Things to Do in Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a top-rated activity for families with small children; this museum includes an interactive dinosaur fossil exhibit. Outdoor activities in the area include Eagle Creek Park, which is ideal for hiking, picnicking, and kayaking. Vacation packages, low-fare local transportation, and cheap flights to Indianapolis can be booked on Orbitz.com.

^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.