The cheapest times to fly from DSM to DPS are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • March 26th to April 15th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 3rd, October 8th, and October 15th)

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 DPS is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $2362 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $826 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Denpasar

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Denpasar (DPS) will usually cost between $830 to $1873 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $865. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1935. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1070 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1190 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to DPS flight.

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

DSM to DPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to DPS 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DPS, and Thursday 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 $416 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1155. Return trip prices are from the DPS 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 DPS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to DPS

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 DPS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $89 (7.44%)

See DSM to ORD flights

Hack #2: Taipei (DSM > TPE > DPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1107
  • Average savings: $84 (7.02%)

See DSM to TPE flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DSM > JFK > DPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1112
  • Average savings: $79 (6.6%)

See DSM to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DSM to DPS? 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 New Zealand, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Frontier, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9568 miles or 15398 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to DPS flight is about 18 hour 12 minutes.

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

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


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 DPS
Destination airport name Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport
City Denpasar
Country Indonesia
Latitude -8.7
Longitude 115.2


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