The cheapest times to fly from DSM to GRK are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • March 19th to May 6th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • May 28th to July 29th
  • October 29th 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 GRK is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $826 for Friday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $279 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Killeen

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Killeen, TX (GRK) will usually cost between $293 to $462 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $305. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $545. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $240 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $339 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to GRK flight.

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

DSM to GRK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to GRK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is 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 $79 (20%) 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 $312. Return trip prices are from the GRK 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 GRK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 21 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 GRK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Waco Regional Airport (ACT) in Waco, TX

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from GRK
  • Usually 3.55% less expensive than GRK
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to ACT flights

Destination alternative #2: San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in San Antonio, TX

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from GRK
  • Usually 2.95% less expensive than GRK
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to SAT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Robert Gray AAF Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 759 miles or 1221 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to GRK flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Killeen, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from DSM to GRK.


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 GRK
Destination airport name Robert Gray AAF Airport
City Killeen, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 31.1
Longitude -97.8


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