The cheapest times to fly from CAE to DSM are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of January 29th)
- April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
- August 13th to September 30th (except the week of August 20th)
- October 15th to November 18th
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CAE to DSM is early December. Prices can be as high as $606 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $285 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Des Moines
Flying from Columbia, SC (CAE) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $288 to $454 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $312. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $459. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $147 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $329 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAE to DSM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CAE to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the CAE to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $74 (19%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $307. Return trip prices are from the DSM to CAE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from CAE to DSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from CAE to DSM? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 861 miles or 1386 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from CAE to DSM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAE to DSM flight is about 2 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Columbia, SC and Des Moines, IA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from CAE to DSM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Columbia Metropolitan Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
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