Flights from Houston to Des Moines, United States

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Houston to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 11:49 -04:00

We've scanned 109,155,000 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Des Moines. Major Airlines & United frequently offer the best deals to Des Moines flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Major Airlines
HOUDSM
Tue 10/10
1 stop
DSMHOU
Sat 10/14
1 stop
$197
United
HOUDSM
Wed 10/11
nonstop
DSMHOU
Tue 10/17
nonstop
$228
American
HOUDSM
Wed 9/27
1 stop
DSMHOU
Mon 10/2
1 stop
$357
Multiple Airlines
HOUDSM
Sun 10/1
1 stop
DSMHOU
Sat 10/14
1 stop
$547

How Much is a Flight from Houston to Des Moines?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Houston to Des Moines, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $201.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Houston to Des Moines?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Houston to Des Moines based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Houston to Des Moines?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Houston to Des Moines.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $298 $297
7-14 days $273 $202
14-21 days $458 $409
21-30 days $228 $197
30-60 days $263 $197
60-90 days $263 $197
90+ days $339 $379

Cheapest Day To Fly from Houston to Des Moines

We've examined 218,310,000 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Houston to Des Moines is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$197$197$197$197$273$117$227

Compare Flight Prices from Houston to Des Moines by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Houston to Des Moines flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Houston Des Moines Major Airlines 9/27/23 10/2/23 1 $232
October Houston Des Moines Major Airlines 10/10/23 10/14/23 1 $197
November Houston Des Moines Major Airlines 11/1/23 11/2/23 1 $197
December Houston Des Moines Major Airlines 12/6/23 12/9/23 1 $197
January Houston Des Moines United 1/14/24 1/18/24 1 $348
October Houston Des Moines Major Airlines 10/18/23 10/25/23 1 $297
March Houston Des Moines United 3/8/24 3/17/24 0 $339
November Houston Des Moines American 11/21/23 11/26/23 1 $818

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Houston to Des Moines

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Houston to Des Moines. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$297
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$297 $232
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$232 $519
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$519 $277
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$277 $414
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$414

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Houston to Des Moines

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Houston to Des Moines is $237.

The average price for direct flights from Houston to Des Moines is $306.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Houston to Des Moines.

Weekly Direct Flights from Houston to Des Moines - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 04:45 16:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Houston to Des Moines

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Houston to Des Moines. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Houston to Des Moines is $155.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to Des Moines is $237.

Houston to Des Moines Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Houston to Des Moines?
Answer: The average Houston to Des Moines flight time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Question: How far is Des Moines from Houston?
Answer: The distance from Houston to Des Moines is 803 miles (1,292 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Houston to Des Moines?
Answer: There are 20 direct flights from Houston to Des Moines.
Question: What are the most popular Houston airlines for direct flights from Houston to Des Moines?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Houston and Des Moines.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Houston to Des Moines?
Answer: Las Vegas, NV

Houston to Des Moines Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Houston and Des Moines. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Houston to Des Moines