The cheapest times to fly from LIM to DSM are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • March 26th to May 6th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • August 20th to November 25th

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 LIM to DSM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1868 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1000 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Des Moines

Flying from Lima (LIM) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $1008 to $1590 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1022. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1605. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $583 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1069 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIM to DSM flight.

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

LIM to DSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIM to DSM flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Lima. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 $139 (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 $1078. Return trip prices are from the DSM to LIM 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 LIM 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 7 hour 54 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 LIM to DSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
  • Usually 0.09% less expensive than DSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIM to OMA flights


Flight Hacking LIM to DSM

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 LIM to DSM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (LIM > ORD > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $730
  • Average savings: $339 (31.71%)

See LIM to LAS flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (LIM > LAS > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $822
  • Average savings: $248 (23.15%)

See LIM to ORD flights

Hack #3: Toronto (LIM > YYZ > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $201 (18.76%)

See LIM to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3847 miles or 6191 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIM to DSM flight is about 7 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 26 available flights from LIM to DSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LIM
Origination airport name Jorge Chavez International Airport
City Lima
Country Peru
Latitude -12
Longitude -77.1

Return Airport

Destination code DSM
Destination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7


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