The cheapest times to fly from MVY to DSM are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • June 18th to July 22nd
  • October 1st to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 MVY to DSM is late June. Prices can be as high as $1341 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $346 for Tuesday flights around late June.


When to Fly to Des Moines

Flying from Martha’s Vineyard, MA (MVY) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $494 to $1169 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late June with an average ticket price of $478. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1180. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $702 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $853 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MVY to DSM flight.

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

MVY to DSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MVY to DSM flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Martha’s Vineyard. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.45, which is a bit above 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 $125 (13%) 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 $836. Return trip prices are from the DSM to MVY 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 MVY 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 7 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 MVY to DSM while comparing.

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

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
  • Usually 1.06% less expensive than DSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See MVY to OMA flights


Flight Hacking MVY 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 MVY to DSM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Syracuse, NY (MVY > SYR > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $808
  • Average savings: $46 (5.33%)

See MVY to SYR flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (MVY > BOS > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $824
  • Average savings: $29 (3.4%)

See MVY to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Martha’s Vineyard Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1189 miles or 1914 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MVY to DSM flight is about 3 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Martha’s Vineyard, MA and Des Moines, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MVY to DSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MVY
Origination airport name Martha’s Vineyard Airport
City Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -70.6

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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