The cheapest times to fly from DSM to DUS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • 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 DUS is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1814 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $895 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Düsseldorf

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) will usually cost between $896 to $1565 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $938. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1668. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $730 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1106 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to DUS flight.

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

DSM to DUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to DUS 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 $0.15, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Düsseldorf, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Des Moines. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $136 (11%) 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 $1063. Return trip prices are from the DUS 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 DUS 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 59 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 DUS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA) in Frankfurt

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 9.54% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to FRA flights

Destination alternative #2: Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 3.66% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to AMS flights

Destination alternative #3: Brussels National Airport (BRU) in Brussels

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 0.05% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to BRU flights


Flight Hacking DSM to DUS

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 DUS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DSM > JFK > DUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $905
  • Average savings: $201 (18.14%)

See DSM to JFK flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (DSM > ORD > DUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $909
  • Average savings: $197 (17.77%)

See DSM to ORD flights

Hack #3: Grand Rapids, MI (DSM > GRR > DUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $921
  • Average savings: $185 (16.73%)

See DSM to GRR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Eurowings, Hawaiian, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4446 miles or 7155 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to DUS flight is about 8 hour 59 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from DSM to DUS.


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 DUS
Destination airport name Duesseldorf Airport
City Dusseldorf
Country Germany
Latitude 51.3
Longitude 6.8


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