The cheapest times to fly from PHX to DSM are
- July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
- December 24th to March 4th
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 PHX to DSM is early December. Prices can be as high as $660 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $187 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Des Moines
Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $222 to $411 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $230. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $469. 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 $289 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to DSM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PHX to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PHX to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far 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 $58 (18%) 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 $268. Return trip prices are from the DSM to PHX 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 PHX to DSM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PHX to DSM? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1148 miles or 1848 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PHX to DSM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to DSM flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.
How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Des Moines, IA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from PHX to DSM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PHX to DSM tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DSM heading for PHX about 4 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Des Moines, IA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 4 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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