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Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$414
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$320
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Tampa was found 42 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 2% 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 Tampa Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Tampa take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 28m, covering a distance of 1128 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Tampa?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($231), Multiple Airlines ($233) and Delta ($234).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Tampa?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Tampa?
For Des Moines to Tampa, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Tampa back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$231
only
$231
Destination
Tampa
$231
only
$231
Mon, Mar 26
DSM
TPA
5h 47m
Wed, Mar 28
TPA
DSM
7h 45m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

DFW
SAN
Okay 5.3

Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones

Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)

Wed, Mar 14
DSM
TPA
5h 09m
Wed, Mar 21
TPA
DSM
6h 02m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 13
DSM
TPA
5h 59m
Wed, Mar 21
TPA
DSM
5h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

Fri, May 4
DSM
TPA
5h 27m
Fri, May 11
TPA
DSM
7h 17m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

IAH
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

Tue, Feb 27
DSM
TPA
18h 55m
Tue, Mar 6
TPA
DSM
7h 23m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

ORD
RSW
Good 6.0

Crew was super nice

Delayed 3 hours, boarded and was told would be another 30minutes because of mechanical issues.

TPA
LAS
Okay 4.3

Very reasonable price.

You literally have to pay for even the basic things, including for seats to recline. Cushion on seats thin and seats don't recline. 5hrs flight and No entertainment, no tv, no radio, no complimentary food...they offered a cup of water.

Tue, Mar 27
DSM
TPA
5h 47m
Wed, Mar 28
TPA
DSM
7h 45m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

Thu, Mar 15
DSM
TPA
5h 09m
Wed, Mar 21
TPA
DSM
6h 02m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
DSM
TPA
5h 27m
Sat, May 12
TPA
DSM
6h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

SFO
SNA
Okay 5.0

Cold, not enough space for carry on

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

Mon, May 14
DSM
TPA
5h 52m
Sun, May 20
TPA
DSM
6h 00m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

Wed, May 9
DSM
TPA
4h 28m
Sun, May 13
TPA
DSM
7h 11m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 4
DSM
TPA
5h 09m
Sat, Mar 10
TPA
DSM
5h 32m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

Sun, Aug 19
DSM
TPA
5h 01m
Sat, Aug 25
TPA
DSM
5h 35m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

Tue, May 15
DSM
TPA
7h 36m
Sun, May 20
TPA
DSM
6h 00m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

DFW
SAN
Okay 5.3

Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones

Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

Wed, May 9
DSM
TPA
5h 34m
Tue, May 15
TPA
DSM
7h 53m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
DSM
TPA
18h 55m
Sun, Mar 4
TPA
DSM
7h 18m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.6

They left me alone.

Fold down tables are tiny

ISP
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from Islip to MIA. Looked at another review about water on flights and I was told by the crew that water is FREE!

Seats are small but newly redesigned.

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

This is actually almost a funny question because Frontier is the worst Airlines well actually that's not true spirit is the worst Airlines the seats are uncomfortable it takes about an hour and a half to just put your bags and baggage drop and then when you get on the plane They don't serve you anything they have no entertainment your crowded in can't move people are rude worst hairlines ever

Every single thing

Wed, May 16
DSM
TPA
5h 52m
Sun, May 20
TPA
DSM
6h 00m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

DFW
SAN
Okay 5.3

Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones

Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

Thu, Apr 19
DSM
TPA
5h 38m
Tue, Apr 24
TPA
DSM
6h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

Fri, May 11
DSM
TPA
7h 17m
Tue, May 15
TPA
DSM
6h 34m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 26
DSM
TPA
7h 06m
Thu, Mar 29
TPA
DSM
4h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

Tue, Mar 6
DSM
TPA
19h 02m
Sun, Mar 11
TPA
DSM
7h 03m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.6

They left me alone.

Fold down tables are tiny

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

This is actually almost a funny question because Frontier is the worst Airlines well actually that's not true spirit is the worst Airlines the seats are uncomfortable it takes about an hour and a half to just put your bags and baggage drop and then when you get on the plane They don't serve you anything they have no entertainment your crowded in can't move people are rude worst hairlines ever

Every single thing

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

ISP
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from Islip to MIA. Looked at another review about water on flights and I was told by the crew that water is FREE!

Seats are small but newly redesigned.

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Des Moines to Tampa Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Tampa
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $231
Distance 1128 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Delta, United, Frontier
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