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The cheapest times to fly from DSM to STN are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 STN is mid January. Prices can be as high as $6226 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $924 for Monday flights around mid January.

 

When to Fly to London

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to London (STN) will usually cost between $959 to $2100 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1003. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2312. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1309 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1096 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to STN flight.

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

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DSM to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to STN flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DSM. Fridays 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 $399 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1144. Return trip prices are from the STN to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to STN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 31 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 STN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from STN
  • Usually 20.68% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See DSM to LGW flights

Destination alternative #2: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from STN
  • Usually 20.26% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to MAN flights

Destination alternative #3: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 18.53% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to LHR flights

Destination alternative #4: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from STN
  • Usually 17.39% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See DSM to LCY flights

 

Flight Hacking DSM to STN

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 STN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (DSM > EWR > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $961
  • Average savings: $135 (12.32%)

See DSM to EWR flights

Hack #2: Edinburgh (DSM > EDI > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $986
  • Average savings: $110 (10%)

See DSM to EDI flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DSM > LGA > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1000
  • Average savings: $96 (8.76%)

See DSM to LGA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4189 miles or 6742 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to STN flight is about 8 hour 31 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from DSM to STN.

 

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 STN
Destination airport name London Stansted Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.9
Longitude 0.2

 

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