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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
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$389
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$305
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Portland to Des Moines

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $305 or less.
The cheapest flight from Portland to Des Moines 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 4% 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 Portland to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Portland to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 02m, covering a distance of 1468 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Portland to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($225), Delta ($254) and Multiple Airlines ($308).
Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Portland to Des Moines?
For Portland to Des Moines, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Portland
$225
only
$225
Destination
Des Moines
$225
only
$225
Tue, Apr 10
PDX
DSM
16h 07m
Mon, Apr 16
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

Thu, Apr 12
PDX
DSM
8h 36m
Mon, Apr 16
DSM
PDX
5h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

Thu, Apr 26
PDX
DSM
7h 54m
Sat, Apr 28
DSM
PDX
5h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 17
PDX
DSM
21h 56m
Wed, Apr 25
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Fri, Apr 13
PDX
DSM
5h 02m
Wed, Apr 18
DSM
PDX
8h 20m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

Fri, Apr 27
PDX
DSM
16h 07m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Thu, Apr 26
PDX
DSM
21h 56m
Sat, Apr 28
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

Thu, Apr 26
PDX
DSM
16h 07m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
PDX
5h 25m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
PDX
DSM
9h 45m
Tue, Apr 10
DSM
PDX
8h 15m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Thu, May 10
PDX
DSM
7h 54m
Mon, May 14
DSM
PDX
5h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 10
PDX
DSM
21h 38m
Mon, May 14
DSM
PDX
5h 55m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Non stop

Late flight with no explanation. No WiFi Nickel and dime you to death

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Wed, Apr 11
PDX
DSM
8h 36m
Mon, Apr 16
DSM
PDX
8h 15m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Tue, Apr 3
PDX
DSM
7h 45m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 25
PDX
DSM
8h 36m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
PDX
5h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

Sat, Apr 28
PDX
DSM
7h 54m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jun 7
PDX
DSM
16h 12m
Sun, Jun 10
DSM
PDX
5h 42m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 6
PDX
DSM
6h 45m
Wed, Apr 11
DSM
PDX
5h 50m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

Thu, Mar 29
PDX
DSM
7h 46m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 3
PDX
DSM
7h 33m
Thu, Apr 5
DSM
PDX
7h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

Mon, Apr 2
PDX
DSM
7h 34m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
PDX
6h 09m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Portland to Des Moines Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Portland
Flight Price $225
Distance 1468 miles
Airlines Frontier, Delta
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