The cheapest times to fly from DSM to VCE are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • May 7th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • October 22nd to December 16th

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 VCE is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1989 for Saturday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $686 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Venice

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Venice (VCE) will usually cost between $898 to $1767 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $864. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $1803. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $938 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1291 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to VCE flight.

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

DSM to VCE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to VCE flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $156 (11%) 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 $1212. Return trip prices are from the VCE 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 VCE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 47 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 VCE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from VCE
  • Usually 4.80% less expensive than VCE
  • 2-layover flights available

See DSM to LIN flights


Flight Hacking DSM to VCE

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 VCE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DSM > JFK > VCE)

  • Price for both tickets: $864
  • Average savings: $427 (33.08%)

See DSM to JFK flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (DSM > MIA > VCE)

  • Price for both tickets: $951
  • Average savings: $340 (26.34%)

See DSM to MIA flights

Hack #3: London (DSM > LGW > VCE)

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $338 (26.18%)

See DSM to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4893 miles or 7875 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to VCE flight is about 9 hour 47 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from DSM to VCE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDSM
Origination airport nameDes Moines International Airport
CityDes Moines, IA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeVCE
Destination airport nameMarco Polo International Airport


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