The cheapest times to fly from MKE to DSM are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
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 MKE to DSM is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $507 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $214 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Des Moines
Flying from Milwaukee, WI (MKE) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $234 to $391 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $244. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $411. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $167 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $266 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MKE to DSM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MKE to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MKE to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Milwaukee. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.53, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Des Moines, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Milwaukee. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $53 (17%) 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 $254. Return trip prices are from the DSM to MKE 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 MKE 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 1 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MKE 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 General Mitchell International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 310 miles or 499 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MKE to DSM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MKE to DSM flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Milwaukee, WI and Des Moines, IA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from MKE to DSM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||General Mitchell International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|