dsm-to-mem

 

The cheapest times to fly from DSM to MEM are

  • March 26th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 9th, May 7th, and May 14th)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 15th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 MEM is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $712 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.

 

When to Fly to Memphis

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Memphis, TN (MEM) will usually cost between $216 to $372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $241. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $495. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $254 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $278 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to MEM flight.

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

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DSM to MEM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to MEM 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 $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.

 

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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $86 (26%) 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 $242. Return trip prices are from the MEM to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to MEM 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 52 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 491 miles or 790 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to MEM flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Memphis, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from DSM to MEM.

 

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 MEM
Destination airport name Memphis International Airport
City Memphis, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -90

 

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