The cheapest times to fly from DSM to PHX are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of October 15th 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 PHX is early December. Prices can be as high as $813 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $187 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $222 to $419 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 $217. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $548. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $331 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $287 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DSM to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DSM to PHX 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 $0.16, 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. 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 $58 (18%) 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 $267. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DSM to PHX while comparing.
- 22 miles (35 km) away from PHX
- Usually 19.51% less expensive than PHX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DSM to PHX? 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Des Moines International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1148 miles or 1848 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DSM to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to PHX flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.
How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from DSM to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DSM to PHX tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 8% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 41% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for DSM about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 4 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 1 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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