The cheapest times to fly from DSM to HAN are

  • January 8th to April 22nd (except the weeks of January 15th and March 12th)
  • August 20th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 3rd and November 19th)

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 HAN is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2274 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1087 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Hanoi

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Hanoi (HAN) will usually cost between $1088 to $1801 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1130. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1936. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $806 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1196 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to HAN flight.

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

DSM to HAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to HAN 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. 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 $169 (12%) 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 $1214. Return trip prices are from the HAN 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 HAN 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 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to HAN

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 HAN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $191 (15.97%)

See DSM to ORD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1043
  • Average savings: $153 (12.79%)

See DSM to TPE flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (DSM > SEA > HAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1054
  • Average savings: $142 (11.87%)

See DSM to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7924 miles or 12752 kilometers.

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from DSM to HAN.


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 HAN
Destination airport name Noibai International Airport
City Hanoi
Country Vietnam
Latitude 21.2
Longitude 105.8


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