The cheapest times to fly from HOU to DSM are
- January 1st to January 21st
- mid February
- April 23rd to June 10th (except the weeks of May 14th and May 21st)
- July 9th to July 22nd
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 HOU to DSM is late September. Prices can be as high as $1428 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around late September.
When to Fly to Des Moines
Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $318 to $503 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $321. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $663. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $342 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $343 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to DSM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the HOU to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the HOU to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is 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 $44 (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 $355. Return trip prices are from the DSM to HOU 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 HOU 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 2 hour 28 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 HOU to DSM while comparing.
- 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
- Usually 16.64% less expensive than DSM
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from HOU to DSM? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to William P Hobby Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 826 miles or 1329 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from HOU to DSM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to DSM flight is about 2 hour 28 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and Des Moines, IA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from HOU to DSM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||William P Hobby Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
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