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The cheapest times to fly from DSM to ATL are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 DSM to ATL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $722 for Friday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $259 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $264 to $397 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $294. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $533. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $239 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $327 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to ATL flight.

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

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DSM to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to ATL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DSM. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Atlanta, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Des Moines. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $85 (23%) 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 $276. Return trip prices are from the ATL to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 19 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DSM to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 3.98% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to CHA flights

Destination alternative #2: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 1.53% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to AGS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 743 miles or 1196 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to ATL flight is about 2 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from DSM to ATL.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDSM
Origination airport nameDes Moines International Airport
CityDes Moines, IA
Countrythe United States
Latitude41.5
Longitude-93.7

Return Airport

Destination codeATL
Destination airport nameHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
CityAtlanta, GA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.6
Longitude-84.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DSM to ATL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for DSM about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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