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Des Moines to London Flight Information

Flights Arrive in London
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $548
Distance 4,190 miles
Airlines British Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus

Good to Know

Average Price:
$800
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$403
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to London

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $402 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to London was found 37 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 24% 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 London Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to London take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 10h 45m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to London?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($548), British Airways ($628) and Air Canada ($632).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and London?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to London?
For Des Moines to London, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from London back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Des Moines to London?
When flying out of Des Moines you will be using Des Moines, often referred to as Des Moines Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: London Southend, London City, London Gatwick or London Heathrow.

Book cheap flights from Des Moines to London (round-trip)

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Origin
Des Moines
$548
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$548
Destination
London
$628
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$628
$812
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$812
$548
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$548
Wed, Jan 9
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
30h 23m
Tue, Jan 15
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
32h 22m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 3
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
14h 02m
Tue, Mar 12
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
20h 18m
Trip: 9 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,794 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good service

HAM
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and professional, and I appreciated their attention to detail even though it was a relatively short flight.

LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

LHR
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable flight. Staff were friendly, helpful and accomodating. Food was delicious.

Cons:

Wed, Jan 16
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
14h 00m
Tue, Jan 22
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
20h 52m
Trip: 7 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 23,316 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YYZ
ZRH
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Better staff than normally, which was both surprising and pleasant. Flight made it on time for the changeover in Zurich, which is very important.

Cons: Extra charge for luggage - it showed up in the itinerary only after everything has been paid for. And even the paid suitcase allowed 23 kg only. It has been just over TEN years ago that you had two suitcases at 32 kg each included in price! Does the airline seriously believe that you can travel around the world with just a swim trunk in your pocket? This policy is an insult to any world traveller. We do not all go into an all-inclusive resort! The only drink offered during the flight was plain water, again a step down from before where they also offered others, e.g. orange juice. Seating - now that big persons have the right for two seats for the price of one, when will the same rational apply to tall people?

EWR
YVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Flight and service was very good

Cons: Crew showed up late and we subsequently were delayed.

YUL
DEN
Good 7.0

Cons: Terribly small seats

MUC
YYZ
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Food at Air Canada. Very bad.

YVR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very good. No issues

Wed, May 8
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
10h 45m
Sun, May 12
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
15h 38m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 23,887 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.7
SFO
MUC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very impressed with the flight crew team!!!

MUC
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: everything was great. Crew was very nice. good service. good food. Even bathrooms were located in the basement separately, nice and bigger than usual airline bathrooms.

Cons: my TV screen didn't work. Long 9.5hr trip without entertainment.

MUC
LYS
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth flight

Cons: Weird plane noises (typical of older Airbus planes)

BHX
FRA
Good 6.6

Pros: The staff upon checking in were very polite and courteous.

Cons: It took a while for the staff to open up the boarding gate . Upon boarding I was given a sandwich which contained eggs.

MUC
EWR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Legroom and recline of seats of the A350

Cons: Noise of engines at cruising speed louder than most of it's size USB outlet didn't charge

Mon, Mar 4
DSM
Des Moines
LCY
London City
14h 10m
Mon, Mar 25
LCY
London City
DSM
Des Moines
17h 54m
Trip: 21 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,385 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
DUB
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff was wonderful, food was great! Takeoff was a little delayed but they kept us informed and that was fine. Over all a wonderful experience

Cons: Nothing

DUB
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew and food is good...especially out of Dublin..

Cons: maybe get thicker seat cushion

DUB
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

LHR
DUB
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

DUB
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Very happy with my choice of this AE LIGUS Comfortabke seats and great crew Love it

Wed, Mar 6
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
30h 45m
Tue, Mar 12
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
27h 54m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 12
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
11h 37m
Tue, Mar 19
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
20h 18m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,794 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

LHR
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super nice.

LHR
NBO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The overall flight experience was positive.

Cons: Our tickets were suspended before our flight to Nairobi. We can’t understand why BA would do this?

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was exceptional, taking care of each individual passenger. Requests were answered immediately, not that really much was needed other than perhaps an extra coffee. Very roomy seats made for a very relaxed flight and entertainment was excellent. I will definitely choose British Airways again.

Cons: The only thing I thought could use improvement were the headphones. The cable could use 2 more inches in length and I was not a fan of the breakfast choice.

Wed, Feb 27
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
18h 16m
Mon, Mar 4
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
50h 49m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 27
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
15h 50m
Fri, Mar 8
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
21h 18m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,794 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

ZRH
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: I experienced several delays on my journey to Zurich and so my itinerary was changed. When I started my journey to Madison, there were apparently then multiple bookings, which caused confusion, and had to be sorted out. Luckily I had left plenty of time to get through security and customs.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was exceptional, taking care of each individual passenger. Requests were answered immediately, not that really much was needed other than perhaps an extra coffee. Very roomy seats made for a very relaxed flight and entertainment was excellent. I will definitely choose British Airways again.

Cons: The only thing I thought could use improvement were the headphones. The cable could use 2 more inches in length and I was not a fan of the breakfast choice.

LHR
NBO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The overall flight experience was positive.

Cons: Our tickets were suspended before our flight to Nairobi. We can’t understand why BA would do this?

LHR
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable flight. Staff were friendly, helpful and accomodating. Food was delicious.

Cons:

Sun, Dec 23
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
21h 46m
Wed, Jan 9
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
53h 37m
Trip: 18 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,794 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
NBO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The overall flight experience was positive.

Cons: Our tickets were suspended before our flight to Nairobi. We can’t understand why BA would do this?

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was exceptional, taking care of each individual passenger. Requests were answered immediately, not that really much was needed other than perhaps an extra coffee. Very roomy seats made for a very relaxed flight and entertainment was excellent. I will definitely choose British Airways again.

Cons: The only thing I thought could use improvement were the headphones. The cable could use 2 more inches in length and I was not a fan of the breakfast choice.

HAM
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and professional, and I appreciated their attention to detail even though it was a relatively short flight.

LHR
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super nice.

IAH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Over all good means.........., All well nothing to my dislike

Cons: Nothing to dislike

Sat, Apr 6
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
12h 55m
Fri, May 31
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
31h 38m
Trip: 56 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 18
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
30h 54m
Tue, Mar 26
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
27h 54m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 3
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
19h 35m
Fri, May 31
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
21h 11m
Trip: 59 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, May 3
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
42h 15m
Fri, May 10
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
35h 57m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,794 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
JNB
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

LHR
NBO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The overall flight experience was positive.

Cons: Our tickets were suspended before our flight to Nairobi. We can’t understand why BA would do this?

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

LHR
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable flight. Staff were friendly, helpful and accomodating. Food was delicious.

Cons:

LHR
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good service

Wed, Apr 17
DSM
Des Moines
LHR
London Heathrow
18h 22m
Wed, May 15
LHR
London Heathrow
DSM
Des Moines
18h 01m
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 5
DSM
Des Moines
LCY
London City
15h 15m
Fri, May 31
LCY
London City
DSM
Des Moines
19h 46m
$1370
Trip: 57 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,385 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
DUB
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

LHR
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price , good career

BOS
DUB
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Missed my connection because lingus sucks. Crew were miserable and was afraid to even approach them for water.

JFK
DUB
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight was good. Kayak service terriible. First time user and I’ll never use it again. Who wants to deal with a third third part. Information was not translated properly and resulted in my wife and I on separate flight.

LHR
DUB
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

Wed, Jan 30
DSM
Des Moines
LCY
London City
44h 51m
Sat, Feb 2
LCY
London City
DSM
Des Moines
52h 41m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jun 2
DSM
Des Moines
LCY
London City
19h 33m
Thu, Jun 13
LCY
London City
DSM
Des Moines
17h 56m
$1370
Trip: 12 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,385 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
DUB
IAD
Okay 4.6

Cons: Neither wi-if nor the movie system worked. Fortunately we had strong tail winds so an 8 hour flight was 6. They should have let us know while we were still in the terminal so we could purchase a book or download a movie. Beer and wine had to be purchased on an international flight. No economy plus.

DUB
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Very happy with my choice of this AE LIGUS Comfortabke seats and great crew Love it

AMS
DUB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service from the flight crew was excellent. On board meals were good, too. Although my luggage never made it on my flight to Chicago due to a delay arriving in Dublin, Aer Lingus provided me with tracking information, and I received my suitcase at my home within 48 hours.

LHR
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price , good career

DUB
BOS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: I went to the restroom in the back, and one of the flight attendants was sitting in her jump seat, with head phone on and appeared to be sleeping or resting with eyes closed. Her sprawling legs were blocking the aisle, therefore I could not get to the restroom on the other aisle that was the only one open at that time This is unacceptable. Also PA is way too loud.

Sat, Jun 1
DSM
Des Moines
LGW
London Gatwick
29h 22m
Fri, Jun 7
LGW
London Gatwick
DSM
Des Moines
35h 53m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 17
DSM
Des Moines
LCY
London City
18h 15m
Tue, Jun 25
LCY
London City
DSM
Des Moines
17h 56m
$1510
Trip: 9 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,385 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
BOS
DUB
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Missed my connection because lingus sucks. Crew were miserable and was afraid to even approach them for water.

LHR
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price , good career

LHR
DUB
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

DUB
BOS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: I went to the restroom in the back, and one of the flight attendants was sitting in her jump seat, with head phone on and appeared to be sleeping or resting with eyes closed. Her sprawling legs were blocking the aisle, therefore I could not get to the restroom on the other aisle that was the only one open at that time This is unacceptable. Also PA is way too loud.

DUB
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew and food is good...especially out of Dublin..

Cons: maybe get thicker seat cushion

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