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Fares from $84 One Way, $133 Round Trip from Des Moines to Phoenix

Prices starting at $133 for return flights and $84 for one-way flights to Phoenix 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 Phoenix

Origin Airport IATA CodeDSM
Destination Airport IATA CodePHX
Distance1148 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Alaska Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival2:39PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival12:06AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 22, 2020

Seat power

Dec 5, 2019

Over weight bag fee is expensive. At $100 extra. I wish i just took out somw weight and checked a second bag. Would have been much cheeper

Jul 14, 2019

Flight was on schedule

Feb 2, 2019

Good flight, no issues.

Jan 30, 2019

Employees are nice

Sep 7, 2018

Was NOT happy about the $25 checked bag fees! Was not made aware of them until I checked in.

Aug 28, 2018

The 2 men flight attendance were attentive to me as I passed on a drink but they checked back eithme a bit later.

Jul 3, 2018

Air hostess “Laurie” was helpful above the usual staff level(which was fine) offered help to elderly, did luggage of very pregnant lady, engaged travelers as she served food, even comforted parent of infant by taking little one up and down aisle to wave at others and again engage travelers. She is obviously a professional plus added joy of serving and engaging with her clients. Thank you for such an easy long day ofights

Apr 5, 2018

Nice smooth flight

Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Phoenix

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.

Phoenix Airport Information

Travelers to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. When you purchase tickets on cheap flights to Phoenix via Orbitz.com, you will be able to choose from all of the major domestic and international airlines that service the airport. The airport is located less than six miles east of the downtown area, so it's just a quick trip down Highway 10.

Ground Transportation in Phoenix

The most economical way to get into the city is via the Phoenix Airport Shuttle, which will drop you off by the Washington Metro Light Rail stop. There are three cab companies that can take you to downtown Phoenix or wherever you need to go, and rates are standard across all companies. Expect to pay $5 for the first mile, $2.30 for each additional mile and $23 for each hour you are delayed in traffic. If you use Orbitz.com to purchase your air tickets, consider adding on a rental car for ultimate mobility while you are in the area.

Phoenix Area Weather Information

Phoenix winters are mild, with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s, but you will find that summers there can be brutal. While nights may be as low as the mid-70s, daytime temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Pack plenty of light-colored, lightweight clothing, and schedule your outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon.

What to Do in Phoenix

Phoenix and the nearby city of Scottsdale are centers of arts and culture, and they also offer plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. While you are in the Phoenix area, be sure to visit Camelback Mountain, take the Thursday evening art walk in Scottsdale, visit one of more than 100 art galleries, visit the Phoenix Zoo or drive along the Apache Trail. No matter what you choose to do during your stay in Phoenix, remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you want to purchase cheap flights to Phoenix.

Flights from Des Moines to Phoenix - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yep, American Airlines flies directly from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), so you'll be starting your awesome adventure before you know it.

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Phoenix?

Leave those movies on your laptop for another occasion, because the flight from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) can be as quick as 2 hours and 44 minutes.

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

Lock in your Des Moines (and vicinity) to Phoenix (and vicinity) trip with an American Airlines flight. With 56 per month, this airline operates the most flights between these two destinations.

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

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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix with flexible change policies?

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