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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$282
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$226
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $226 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 3% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 16m, covering a distance of 298 miles.
How many flights are there between Des Moines and Chicago O'Hare International?
There are 498 (nonstop) flights between Des Moines and Chicago O'Hare International per week, averaging 75 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($315), American Airlines ($315) and United ($331).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Chicago O'Hare International?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Des Moines and Chicago O'Hare International?
Air Canada (12 times daily), United (12 times daily), American Airlines (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International?
For Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago O'Hare International back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$315
only
$315
Destination
Chicago
$315
only
$315
Tue, Mar 13
DSM
ORD
1h 20m
Wed, Mar 14
ORD
DSM
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
ORD
1h 24m
Tue, Apr 17
ORD
DSM
1h 15m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

Wed, Mar 28
DSM
ORD
16h 31m
Thu, Mar 29
ORD
DSM
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DSM
ORD
Okay 4.0

The airplane needed to be swapped, which caused an hour delay and made me miss my flight

DSM
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Flight left right on time and arrived to the destination early - which was great because i had an extremely short layover

DSM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great and the trip was on time perfect

DSM
ORD
Okay 5.6

Flight on time, no delays or problems

Seating for midgets

DSM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything's on time

No,

Wed, Apr 4
DSM
ORD
4h 43m
Tue, Apr 17
ORD
DSM
4h 17m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

Wed, Mar 14
DSM
ORD
1h 19m
Tue, Mar 20
ORD
DSM
1h 21m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 18
DSM
ORD
1h 24m
Sat, Apr 28
ORD
DSM
1h 14m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

Fri, Apr 13
DSM
ORD
3h 17m
Sun, Apr 15
ORD
DSM
3h 51m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

Tue, Apr 10
DSM
ORD
1h 16m
Wed, Apr 18
ORD
DSM
1h 14m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, May 18
DSM
ORD
1h 27m
Sat, May 19
ORD
DSM
1h 17m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
YEG
PHX
Okay 4.0

The gate attendants and on-board crew were lovely. Pilots provided info which was great and made up some of the long delay.

There is not enough space to list everything. I paid $800 for a normally $300 flight, then paid an extra $75 for the ability to board early so I could store my very small roller carry-on. The in-bound flight was 2 hours late and even though I could track that easily, and assumed our flight would also be two hours late, the AA website insisted the outbound flight would be on time. So like everyone else, I went to the airport. And it wasn't until just before the original departure time that the update was indicated. Really?? If I knew the flight was going to be two hours late,that means AA knew, and didn't care enough about their passengers to advise them. Then when we boarded, my bag was taken away for gate check because the flight did not allow roller bags. After I paid extra. How can AA not advise you when you book your flight that roller bags would not be allowed?? Talk about a money-grab. I unfortunately have a return ticket and am not wealthy enough to throw it away and book on another airline, but I would if I could. I will never fly AA again and I will share my story far and wide.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

DFW
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Good flight. Arrived early. Great crew. A321 is a nice aircraft. Good legroom.

Fri, May 4
DSM
ORD
5h 00m
Sat, May 12
ORD
DSM
3h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Wed, Apr 11
DSM
ORD
1h 23m
Wed, Apr 18
ORD
DSM
1h 14m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
DSM
ORD
6h 25m
Sun, Jun 3
ORD
DSM
7h 15m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

Mon, May 28
DSM
ORD
1h 25m
Wed, May 30
ORD
DSM
1h 15m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

Thu, Apr 12
DSM
ORD
1h 21m
Sun, Apr 22
ORD
DSM
1h 13m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jul 12
DSM
ORD
1h 30m
Tue, Jul 17
ORD
DSM
1h 22m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

Thu, Apr 12
DSM
ORD
3h 17m
Sun, Apr 15
ORD
DSM
3h 51m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

Fri, Apr 13
DSM
ORD
1h 19m
Sun, Apr 22
ORD
DSM
1h 19m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 14
DSM
ORD
1h 19m
Sun, Apr 22
ORD
DSM
1h 15m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 24
DSM
ORD
5h 00m
Sat, May 26
ORD
DSM
4h 30m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

Thu, Jul 19
DSM
ORD
1h 30m
Mon, Jul 23
ORD
DSM
1h 22m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
YEG
PHX
Okay 4.0

The gate attendants and on-board crew were lovely. Pilots provided info which was great and made up some of the long delay.

There is not enough space to list everything. I paid $800 for a normally $300 flight, then paid an extra $75 for the ability to board early so I could store my very small roller carry-on. The in-bound flight was 2 hours late and even though I could track that easily, and assumed our flight would also be two hours late, the AA website insisted the outbound flight would be on time. So like everyone else, I went to the airport. And it wasn't until just before the original departure time that the update was indicated. Really?? If I knew the flight was going to be two hours late,that means AA knew, and didn't care enough about their passengers to advise them. Then when we boarded, my bag was taken away for gate check because the flight did not allow roller bags. After I paid extra. How can AA not advise you when you book your flight that roller bags would not be allowed?? Talk about a money-grab. I unfortunately have a return ticket and am not wealthy enough to throw it away and book on another airline, but I would if I could. I will never fly AA again and I will share my story far and wide.

ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

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Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare International Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 20m
Flights Arrive in Chicago O'Hare International
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $315
Distance 298 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United, Delta
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