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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$394
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$293
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to Portland

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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 $293 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Portland was found 29 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 9% 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 Portland Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Portland take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 25m, covering a distance of 1468 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Portland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($251), Frontier ($267) and Delta ($324).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Portland?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Portland?
For Des Moines to Portland, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Portland back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$251
only
$251
Destination
Portland
$251
only
$251
Sat, Feb 17
DSM
PDX
6h 07m
Mon, Feb 26
PDX
DSM
20h 30m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
DSM
PDX
22h 27m
Sat, Jan 27
PDX
DSM
20h 30m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

MCO
ATL
Okay 5.3

The poor way they handle things when the system goes down

PSP
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

My flight crew. Received call concerning my bag in Atlanta, although I was still in Denver.

Long line to check in, anxiety about missing flight Had to pay for my carry on Missed my connecting flight, announcements were not clear Was told I to pay a rebooking fee for a flight two days later Frontier does not offer stand by Spent $285 with another airline to get to Atlanta on time

AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from start to finish. Had boarding passes, so easy, Quick luggage checkin, easy boarding, and easy, Quick luggage retrieval at end of flight.

Sat, Mar 3
DSM
PDX
6h 03m
Wed, Mar 7
PDX
DSM
8h 09m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13658 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

PHL
JFK
Excellent 9.0

We were probably in the air for 30 mins; great short flight. Plane wasn’t filled so had plenty of space.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

JFK
CUN
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment and crew were great- comfortable seats, got to watch a couple of movies with headphones provided by Delta; forgot mine so I assumed I would be miserable thru the whole 4 hour flight. so glad I was wrong! Would definitely take another flight with Delta... looking into the frequent flyer program as we speak

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

Tue, Dec 5
DSM
PDX
22h 28m
Wed, Dec 6
PDX
DSM
20h 47m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

PSP
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

My flight crew. Received call concerning my bag in Atlanta, although I was still in Denver.

Long line to check in, anxiety about missing flight Had to pay for my carry on Missed my connecting flight, announcements were not clear Was told I to pay a rebooking fee for a flight two days later Frontier does not offer stand by Spent $285 with another airline to get to Atlanta on time

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

CVG
MCO
Okay 4.0

It got me where I needed to go, albeit with a little effort and stress. Crew was pleasant. Thank you.

6 people overbooked, who might not have gotten seats. I was one of them. I recognize there was nothing I could have done either way but it was unpleasant to hear I might not get a seat on a flight I bought a ticket to a month ago, regardless of the price. And the return flight was dismal. Had to wait an extra 3 hours for maintanence on the plane (fine, would rather it get fixed than have an issue in the air) but we were told there would be vouchers worth some amount sent to our email after we landed back in cincinnati. It's been 3 days and I have received no such vouchers. It also turns out I payed $45 for a personal bag that was I guess covered under a personal bag? I recognize this as being partly my fault, but when I went to get my ticket "personal bag" wasn't an option, so I didn't think I had one, or my single backpack actually was $45 to take with me. Was not a terrible experience. Just not a good one.

MCO
ATL
Okay 5.3

The poor way they handle things when the system goes down

Tue, Apr 3
DSM
PDX
5h 25m
Tue, Apr 10
PDX
DSM
18h 52m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 29
DSM
PDX
9h 14m
Fri, Jan 5
PDX
DSM
6h 34m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51386 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SJU
IAH
Okay 5.6

No snack, one cup of beverage and no movies without paying.

SFO
STS
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable as fell asleep before tak3 off and woke up when landing announced.

ORD
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Food was great!

Drinks took a while to receive after takeoff.

IAD
SYR
Good 7.0

Short flight

Landing was not smooth

SFO
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Fun introduction of crew and local trivia sets the time for an enjoyable flight.

Mon, Nov 27
DSM
PDX
7h 28m
Wed, Nov 29
PDX
DSM
6h 03m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25340 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

No complaints!

DFW
PHL
Excellent 8.3

crew

food purchase options limited on a long flight

EWR
PHX
Okay 5.6

Got me to where I'm going safely. Crew was nice.

Flying is painful

MIA
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing !

Service was horrible. No leg room. Flight attendants were gossiping loudly behind me. Flight was late to leave and we were stuck at the gate once we landed.

LAX
KOA
Okay 4.0

The fact that my original seats were not given. The other issue was that Alaska wasn’t my airline but American was. They didn’t even tell me until I got to the gate, moved over to another and then got transferred over to my gate.

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