The cheapest times to fly from DSM to VIE are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 8th 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 VIE is late January. Prices can be as high as $1769 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $834 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Vienna

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Vienna (VIE) will usually cost between $835 to $1509 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $874. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1599. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $726 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1079 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to VIE flight.

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

DSM to VIE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to VIE 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 $0.14, 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 $128 (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 $1035. Return trip prices are from the VIE 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 VIE 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 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to VIE

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 VIE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $912
  • Average savings: $167 (15.44%)

See DSM to JFK flights

Hack #2: Houston, TX (DSM > IAH > VIE)

  • Price for both tickets: $918
  • Average savings: $161 (14.93%)

See DSM to IAH flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (DSM > BOS > VIE)

  • Price for both tickets: $936
  • Average savings: $143 (13.21%)

See DSM to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4925 miles or 7926 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to VIE flight is about 9 hour 51 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from DSM to VIE.


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 VIE
Destination airport name Vienna International Airport
City Vienna
Country Austria
Latitude 48.1
Longitude 16.6


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