The cheapest times to fly from YXE to DSM are

  • January 1st to April 8th (except the weeks of February 12th, March 5th, and March 19th)
  • August 27th to December 16th (except the week of November 5th)

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 YXE to DSM is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $875 for Monday flights during early to mid February, or as low as $267 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Des Moines

Flying from Saskatoon (YXE) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $298 to $649 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $322. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid February, with an average price of $683. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $361 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $468 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YXE to DSM flight.

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

YXE to DSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YXE to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Saskatoon. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Des Moines, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Saskatoon. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $90 (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 $399. Return trip prices are from the DSM to YXE 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 YXE 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 42 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 YXE to DSM while comparing.

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

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
  • Usually 18.93% less expensive than DSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See YXE to OMA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Delta, Korean Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to John G Diefenbaker International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 956 miles or 1539 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YXE to DSM flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from YXE to DSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YXE
Origination airport name John G Diefenbaker International Airport
City Saskatoon
Country Canada
Latitude 52.2
Longitude -106.7

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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