The cheapest times to fly from DSM to BRU are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • October 15th 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 BRU is late January. Prices can be as high as $1899 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $830 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Brussels

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Brussels (BRU) will usually cost between $881 to $1433 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $924. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1374. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $450 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1105 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to BRU flight.

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

DSM to BRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to BRU 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BRU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DSM. 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 $125 (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 $1065. Return trip prices are from the BRU 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 BRU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 52 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 DSM to BRU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from BRU
  • Usually 3.62% less expensive than BRU
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to AMS flights


Flight Hacking DSM to BRU

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 BRU — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $820
  • Average savings: $286 (25.84%)

See DSM to LGA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $828
  • Average savings: $278 (25.11%)

See DSM to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (DSM > BOS > BRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $835
  • Average savings: $270 (24.43%)

See DSM to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4380 miles or 7049 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to BRU flight is about 8 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from DSM to BRU.


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 BRU
Destination airport name Brussels National Airport
City Brussels
Country Belgium
Latitude 50.9
Longitude 4.5


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