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Fares from $159 One Way, $278 Round Trip from Des Moines to Reno

Prices starting at $278 for return flights and $159 for one-way flights to Reno 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 Reno

Origin Airport IATA CodeDSM
Destination Airport IATA CodeRNO
Distance1374 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival10:05PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:05PM UTC

Traveling from Des Moines to Reno

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.

Reno Airport Service

Reno travelers are serviced by Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which is located on 2001 E. Plumb Lane. Southwest, United, US Airways, and Delta airlines all service this airport, which is located just four miles from downtown Reno. Flights to Reno can be booked on Orbitz.com.

Airport Transportation in Reno

It is easy to reach downtown Reno by taxi from the airport; E. Plumb Lane leads directly into the city center. Taxis are available at the airport and generally take 10 minutes to reach the downtown area. Rental cars are available and can be booked on Orbitz.com. The RTC Ride city bus service provides economical transport to the city center for under $3. The bus stop can be found on the ground level of the airport, outside of baggage claim.

Weather in Reno

Reno is a warm city that enjoys a desert climate year-round, which includes low levels of humidity and rainfall. Winter temperatures can dip as low as 20º F in the evening, and even summer nights average in the 40s. Summer daytime temperatures are typically in the 90s or above, so sunscreen is a must.

Things to Do in Reno

Reno is almost as well known as nearby Las Vegas for its many gambling establishments, including the Casino at El Dorado. However, Reno offers more than just gambling. Visitors can also enjoy the many nature conservatories and hiking trails in the area, including the Truckee River Walk and Virginia Lake Park. Outdoor adventurers can experience thrilling activities through Thermal Sky Sports or skiing at Mt. Rose Ski Resort. Discount vacation packages plus international or domestic flights to Reno can be purchased on Orbitz.com.

Flights from Des Moines to Reno - Frequently Asked Questions

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

As you can't fly direct from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) to Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) at the moment, a flight with a single stopover is the next best thing. American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines are popular airlines that operate on this route.

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Reno?

The quickest flight from Des Moines to Reno is 4 hours and 4 minutes. Order a refreshment from the cabin crew, get stuck into your travel journal or get to know your neighbors — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul journey.

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

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 Reno 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 Reno with flexible change policies?

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