The cheapest times to fly from DSM to IND are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of August 27th, October 15th, November 19th, and November 26th)
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 IND is early December. Prices can be as high as $559 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $257 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Indianapolis
Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Indianapolis, IN (IND) will usually cost between $267 to $428 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $459. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $179 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $300 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to IND flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DSM to IND route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DSM to IND 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 $0.46, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $68 (20%) 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 $281. Return trip prices are from the IND to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DSM to IND can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DSM to IND? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Indianapolis International Airport to Des Moines International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 406 miles or 653 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DSM to IND?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to IND flight is about 1 hour 43 minutes.
How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from DSM to IND.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Indianapolis International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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