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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:
$339
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$224
or less (round trip)

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

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $223 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 8% 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 20m, covering a distance of 298 miles.
How many flights are there between Des Moines and Chicago O'Hare International?
There are 647 (nonstop) flights between Des Moines and Chicago O'Hare International per week, averaging 98 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 ($233), American Airlines ($315) and United ($375).
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?
American Airlines (13 times daily), Air Canada (12 times daily), United (12 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 Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$233
only
$233
Destination
Chicago
$233
only
$233
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
ORD
14h 27m
Mon, Mar 12
ORD
DSM
24h 39m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 26
DSM
ORD
1h 25m
Sun, Jan 28
ORD
DSM
1h 15m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight

The only thing I didn’t like is that he have any fresh food they said something was going on in LA that prevented him from giving us actual food other than that everything else was fine

LAX
PHL
Excellent 10.0

A great flight

No real food to eat

GIG
JFK
Okay 4.6

Nice crew

I booked a LATAM flight for a 10.5 hour flight specifically because they have better in flight entertainment. I arrived at the airport and found it it was operated by AA. 10.5 hours with zero in flight entertainment. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

PWM
DCA
Okay 5.3

Wish they had told me there was a shuttle to other side of airport. Had not been to this airport in many years.

MCO
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Flight got canceled for over a week.

Sat, Mar 10
DSM
ORD
1h 28m
Sun, Mar 18
ORD
DSM
1h 22m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
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
Okay 4.0

Staff was ok.

DSM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great, no waits, and right on time!

N/A

DSM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great and the trip was on time perfect

DSM
ORD
Okay 4.0

They lost my bag for my entire vacation. They found it and "rushed" it to me, but it got waylaid in SFO and would have sat there had I not called them. Then they said they would deliver it to my hotel. When it arrived 4 days later, they said I could pick it up and they would not deliver it. I was 2.5 hours away. I told them to send it home, but they didn't and when I flew home 7 days later, it was still sitting in Munich!

Fri, Feb 23
DSM
ORD
1h 25m
Mon, Feb 26
ORD
DSM
24h 44m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 5
DSM
ORD
15h 45m
Tue, May 8
ORD
DSM
19h 49m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jan 28
DSM
ORD
1h 20m
Wed, Feb 7
ORD
DSM
1h 16m
Trip: 11 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MCO
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Flight got canceled for over a week.

JFK
BCN
Excellent 10.0

much room. great entertainment. great crew

DFW
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Timing of flight routes

Sat on a pillow

BOS
JFK
Good 6.0

No hassle of changing terminals in JFK, no bagagge claim, AA check-in-this time, was a "good luck"....Connection in Helsinki, very quik!

Finnair flight AY06 are old aircrafts. Every other in-seat monitor was out of order, flight attendants could not do much. That created mess for passengers, trying to move their seats to the ones with working monitors.....

DSM
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

Customer service was very poor. I had an aisle seat and one flight attendant kept hitting the back of my head and hitting my arm. At one point she rammed the beverage cart into my arm leaving a large bruise. Not once did she apologize or say excuse me. My arm was not into the aisle, part of it was just resting on the arm rest. Crew at the gate were unfriendly and surly. Walking off before answering questions when flights delayed leaving DSM for mechanical issues. My flight on the 4th was diverted due to weather and when did arrive in DFW, I checked at gate to see when I could fly out and was lied to and because of being lied to had to run through DFW uselessly. I will not be flying American again!

Sat, Mar 10
DSM
ORD
1h 28m
Sun, Mar 18
ORD
DSM
1h 22m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DSM
ORD
Okay 4.0

Staff was ok.

DSM
ORD
Okay 5.6

Flight on time, no delays or problems

Seating for midgets

DSM
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Obnoxious crew, repeating the same instructions over and over. No food, no entertainment. Short flight though.

DSM
ORD
Okay 4.0

They lost my bag for my entire vacation. They found it and "rushed" it to me, but it got waylaid in SFO and would have sat there had I not called them. Then they said they would deliver it to my hotel. When it arrived 4 days later, they said I could pick it up and they would not deliver it. I was 2.5 hours away. I told them to send it home, but they didn't and when I flew home 7 days later, it was still sitting in Munich!

DSM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great, no waits, and right on time!

N/A

Sat, Mar 3
DSM
ORD
1h 20m
Sun, Mar 11
ORD
DSM
1h 16m
Trip: 9 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight

The only thing I didn’t like is that he have any fresh food they said something was going on in LA that prevented him from giving us actual food other than that everything else was fine

MCO
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Flight got canceled for over a week.

DSM
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

Customer service was very poor. I had an aisle seat and one flight attendant kept hitting the back of my head and hitting my arm. At one point she rammed the beverage cart into my arm leaving a large bruise. Not once did she apologize or say excuse me. My arm was not into the aisle, part of it was just resting on the arm rest. Crew at the gate were unfriendly and surly. Walking off before answering questions when flights delayed leaving DSM for mechanical issues. My flight on the 4th was diverted due to weather and when did arrive in DFW, I checked at gate to see when I could fly out and was lied to and because of being lied to had to run through DFW uselessly. I will not be flying American again!

DFW
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Timing of flight routes

Sat on a pillow

LAS
JFK
Okay 5.0

Good leg room

5 plus hour flight and one movie as entertainment option shown on a tiny screen from cabin headliner. Like in the 1980’s. and do not forget your headphones or you will be buying some earbuds!

Thu, Dec 28
DSM
ORD
1h 22m
Tue, Jan 16
ORD
DSM
1h 17m
Trip: 20 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAS
JFK
Okay 5.0

Good leg room

5 plus hour flight and one movie as entertainment option shown on a tiny screen from cabin headliner. Like in the 1980’s. and do not forget your headphones or you will be buying some earbuds!

PWM
DCA
Okay 5.3

Wish they had told me there was a shuttle to other side of airport. Had not been to this airport in many years.

LAX
PHL
Excellent 10.0

A great flight

No real food to eat

BOS
JFK
Good 6.0

No hassle of changing terminals in JFK, no bagagge claim, AA check-in-this time, was a "good luck"....Connection in Helsinki, very quik!

Finnair flight AY06 are old aircrafts. Every other in-seat monitor was out of order, flight attendants could not do much. That created mess for passengers, trying to move their seats to the ones with working monitors.....

LAX
NRT
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

had to take another flight, ticket agent was able to change me to a different flight on JAL. however, JAL could not access the ticket info and ticket agent would not take my payment. result was missing that flight, ticket manager told me it's my fault and tough luck no refund. American airlines told me the same, ended up losing my money for the ticket purchase. i booked another new flight with another airline direct. worst experience in my life using kayak.

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