The cheapest times to fly from DSM to BKK are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • August 6th to December 16th

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 BKK is early November. Prices can be as high as $2483 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $843 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Bangkok

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Bangkok (BKK) will usually cost between $844 to $1929 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $876. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1875. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $999 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1263 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to BKK flight.

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

DSM to BKK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to BKK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BKK, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DSM. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Bangkok, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Des Moines. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $170 (10%) 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 $1233. Return trip prices are from the BKK to DSM 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 DSM to BKK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to BKK

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 DSM to BKK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (DSM > ORD > BKK)

  • Price for both tickets: $904
  • Average savings: $359 (28.4%)

See DSM to ORD flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DSM > LGA > BKK)

  • Price for both tickets: $969
  • Average savings: $294 (23.25%)

See DSM to LGA flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (DSM > LAX > BKK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $247 (19.52%)

See DSM to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8511 miles or 13697 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to BKK flight is about 16 hour 18 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from DSM to BKK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DSM
Origination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7

Return Airport

Destination code BKK
Destination airport name Suvarnabhumi International Airport
City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Latitude 13.7
Longitude 100.7


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