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Fares from $102 One Way, $197 Round Trip from Des Moines to Raleigh

Prices starting at $197 for return flights and $102 for one-way flights to Raleigh 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 Raleigh

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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.

Raleigh Airport Information

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves the greater Raleigh region, and it also acts as a major connecting airport for flights traveling the east coast. When you book one of the cheap flights to Raleigh through Orbitz.com, you will be able to choose from any one of the major domestic or international air carriers that service the airport, including AirTran, Southwest, Air Canada, American Airlines, Bahamas Air, Delta, JetBlue, United or US Airways. The airport is located roughly 18 miles northwest of the downtown Raleigh area, which is easily accessible via Route 40.

Ground Transportation in Raleigh

The RDU Airport Taxi Service offers transportation to the Amtrak, Greyhound or Triangle Transit bus stations for a low fare of $2. You can also use the RDU taxi service to get to your final destination. Fares to either Raleigh or Durham are roughly $30, while it will cost you $20 to get to Cary or $40 to get to Chapel Hill. Most major rental car services are available at the airport as well. When you purchase your air ticket through Orbitz.com, your savings might be enough to warrant hiring a private car service or limousine to ride into town in style.

Raleigh Area Weather Information

Winters in the Raleigh area are mild, with temperatures ranging from the low 30s to low 50s. Summers can be hot, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 90s. Summer is the rainiest time of year in Raleigh, so be sure to pack a lightweight raincoat or umbrella to keep you dry.

What to Do in Raleigh

History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do while in the Raleigh-Durham area. There are many museums where you can look back at life as it was many years ago, or simply visit one of the many civil war sites that dot the region. Enjoy the balmy weather as you go hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, or simply have a quiet picnic in one of the many area parks. Whatever you choose to do while you are there, enjoy your stay and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights to Raleigh.

Flights from Des Moines to Raleigh - Frequently Asked Questions

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

There aren't any direct flights between these destinations. But American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will fly you from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) with only one stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Raleigh?

It can zip by in as little as 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you're of the opinion that your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' rather than flying, you'll enjoy the trip from Des Moines to Raleigh.

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

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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh with flexible change policies?

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