The cheapest times to fly from FLL to DSM are
- January 8th to January 21st
- February 5th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of May 7th)
- August 6th to November 18th
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 FLL to DSM is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $777 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Des Moines
Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $266 to $521 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $273. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $512. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $239 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $319 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to DSM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FLL to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the FLL to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DSM, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into FLL. 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 $118 (29%) 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 $286. Return trip prices are from the DSM to FLL 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 FLL to DSM 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 21 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 FLL to DSM while comparing.
- 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
- Usually 0.63% less expensive than DSM
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from FLL to DSM? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1316 miles or 2118 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from FLL to DSM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to DSM flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.
How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Des Moines, IA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from FLL to DSM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport|
|City||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
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