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Get away from the Midwest for a while, and plan a fun-filled family getaway to Disney World, Sea World, or any of the other many attractions of sunny central Florida. Search for flights from Des Moines to Orlando on Orbitz.com to find great deals on airfare, hotel accommodations, and vacation packages.
Head to Des Moines International Airport, located about three miles south of downtown Des Moines, to board your flight to Orlando. Five taxi companies serve the airport, so it’s easy to catch a ride from anywhere in the greater Des Moines area. Buses and regional shuttles also serve the airport, and if you choose to drive, you can park at any of the three long-term lots near the terminal or the economy lots located just a short shuttle ride away. At $5 per day, the Economy 1 lot across Fleur drive is the cheapest parking option.
Orlando International Airport, located about six miles outside of the city, is the primary airport serving the Orlando region, but some passengers arrive via the smaller Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is about forty-five miles from the city. Both airports have car rental facilities and taxi service. Public buses from Orlando International Airport into town cost from $2 to $4 per person, and shuttle buses are available for $13 to $46, depending on your final destination. Once in Orlando, most travelers visit one or more of the many area theme parks, but other attractions include the World of Chocolate Museum and Café, Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, and Silver Springs Nature Park. Orlando’s subtropical climate means that winter temperatures rarely dip below freezing, and average winter highs stay in the 50s, making it a year-round destination. Summer temperatures reach average highs in the 90s, and frequent showers make Orlando wet and muggy throughout June, July, and August. Spring and fall have pleasant weather with highs in the 70s and 80s, and crowds are thinner during these seasons, so you’ll spend less time in line at the major parks and more time enjoying yourself.
While Orlando is often billed as the ideal family vacation spot because of its theme parks, the city has plenty of other attractions to keep both kids and adults entertained. Book flights from Des Moines to Orlando today to start your Florida getaway off right.
Allegiant Air will fly you directly from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), which means you won't have to worry about switching planes or missing your connection on this route.
The fastest flight time from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) is 3 hours and 12 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy a drink or get engrossed in a book.
Allegiant Air offers the most services from Des Moines (and vicinity) to Orlando (and vicinity), with 8 monthly flights.
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 Orlando 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.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Orlando 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.
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.
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.
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.