The cheapest times to fly from DSM to BOM are

  • January 15th to April 8th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 27th 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 DSM to BOM is early October. Prices can be as high as $1980 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1081 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Mumbai

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Mumbai (BOM) will usually cost between $1099 to $1782 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1099. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1807. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $708 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1155 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to BOM flight.

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

DSM to BOM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to BOM flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly 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 depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $119 (9%) 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 $1240. Return trip prices are from the BOM 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 BOM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to BOM

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 BOM — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $932
  • Average savings: $224 (19.35%)

See DSM to ORD flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DSM > JFK > BOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1106
  • Average savings: $49 (4.24%)

See DSM to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DSM > LGA > BOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1130
  • Average savings: $26 (2.21%)

See DSM to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8159 miles or 13131 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to BOM flight is about 15 hour 40 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from DSM to BOM.


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 BOM
Destination airport name Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
City Mumbai
Country India
Latitude 19.1
Longitude 72.9


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