The cheapest times to fly from DSM to BNE are

  • January 22nd to April 22nd (except the weeks of February 12th, March 12th, and March 26th)
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the week of October 8th)

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 BNE is mid August. Prices can be as high as $3279 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1113 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Brisbane

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Brisbane (BNE) will usually cost between $1292 to $2231 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1228. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2902. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1674 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1558 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to BNE flight.

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

DSM to BNE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to BNE flight is 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 $0.11, 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. Saturdays 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 $197 (12%) 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 $1522. Return trip prices are from the BNE 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 BNE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 28 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to BNE

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 BNE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DSM > LAX > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1357
  • Average savings: $202 (12.93%)

See DSM to LAX flights

Hack #2: Honolulu, HI (DSM > HNL > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1398
  • Average savings: $160 (10.27%)

See DSM to HNL flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (DSM > YVR > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1406
  • Average savings: $153 (9.79%)

See DSM to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Etihad, Frontier, Korean Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8604 miles or 13847 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to BNE flight is about 16 hour 28 minutes.

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

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


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 BNE
Destination airport name Brisbane International Airport
City Brisbane
Country Australia
Latitude -27.4
Longitude 153.1


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