The cheapest times to fly from DSM to MHH are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • July 2nd to August 5th (except the week of July 9th)
  • October 22nd to March 4th (except the weeks of October 29th, November 19th, December 17th, December 24th, and February 5th)

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 MHH is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $1653 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $538 for Tuesday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Marsh Harbour

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) will usually cost between $583 to $1019 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $589. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1259. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $670 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $682 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to MHH flight.

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

DSM to MHH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to MHH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, 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 $213 (25%) 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 $616. Return trip prices are from the MHH 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 MHH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 30 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 MHH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from MHH
  • Usually 35.48% less expensive than MHH
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to NAS flights

Destination alternative #2: North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) in North Eleuthera

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MHH
  • Usually 2.79% less expensive than MHH
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to ELH flights


Flight Hacking DSM to MHH

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 MHH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (DSM > PBI > MHH)

  • Price for both tickets: $600
  • Average savings: $82 (12.02%)

See DSM to PBI flights

Hack #2: Nassau (DSM > NAS > MHH)

  • Price for both tickets: $646
  • Average savings: $36 (5.28%)

See DSM to NAS flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (DSM > FLL > MHH)

  • Price for both tickets: $655
  • Average savings: $27 (3.96%)

See DSM to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Bahamasair, Delta, Silver Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Leonard M Thompson International Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1401 miles or 2255 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to MHH flight is about 3 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Marsh Harbour?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from DSM to MHH.


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 MHH
Destination airport name Leonard M Thompson International Airport
City Marsh Harbour
Country The Bahamas
Latitude 26.5
Longitude -77.1


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