The cheapest times to fly from DME to DSM are

  • January 8th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, April 30th, and May 7th)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 DME to DSM is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1436 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $652 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Des Moines

Flying from Moscow (DME) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $731 to $1125 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $730. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1229. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $499 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $794 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DME to DSM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DME to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DME to DSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DME to DSM flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Moscow. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Des Moines, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Moscow. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $809. Return trip prices are from the DSM to DME flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DME to DSM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DME to DSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
  • Usually 5.29% less expensive than DSM
  • 2-layover flights available

See DME to OMA flights


Flight Hacking DME to DSM

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DME to DSM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DME > LGA > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $176 (22.17%)

See DME to ORD flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (DME > ORD > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $669
  • Average savings: $125 (15.74%)

See DME to LGA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DME > JFK > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $685
  • Average savings: $109 (13.73%)

See DME to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DME to DSM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, Lufthansa, S7, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Domodedovo Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5160 miles or 8304 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DME to DSM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DME to DSM flight is about 10 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Moscow and Des Moines, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from DME to DSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDME
Origination airport nameDomodedovo Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeDSM
Destination airport nameDes Moines International Airport
CityDes Moines, IA
Countrythe United States


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