Find Cheap Flights from Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines (RDU - DSM)

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Average Price:
$451
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$352
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $352 or less.
The cheapest flight from Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines was found 45 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 47m, covering a distance of 890 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($300), Delta ($348) and American Airlines ($765).
Do I need a passport to fly between Raleigh-Durham and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines?
For Raleigh-Durham to Des Moines, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Raleigh-Durham, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Raleigh
$300
only
$300
Destination
Des Moines
$300
only
$300
Fri, Jun 1
RDU
DSM
11h 09m
Sat, Jun 2
DSM
RDU
10h 28m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33282 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCO
MKE
Excellent 10.0

Thanks!

ATL
AUS
Good 6.6

I dont like flying

DEN
BNA
Excellent 8.6

same

same

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

Sun, Jan 7
RDU
DSM
6h 31m
Tue, Jan 9
DSM
RDU
7h 30m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14300 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
DTW
Good 6.6

The flight was practically empty!

Paid for comfort, Delta offered free drinks to everyone. Unfortunately though the flight attendant did not bring us the alcohol we ordered and mixed 3 different kinds of whiskey into two glasses! We always are given our bottles separate from the mixer. Oh well. Did to being in so late it took us an hour to get a cab in Detroit.

LAX
JFK
Okay 4.0

average food. poor corrdination for the connection transfer

LIT
ATL
Good 6.6

WiFi doesn’t work.

PDX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

really great service, arrived early, as good as it gets.

AZO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Upgraded. Arrived early

No entertainment system even in 1rst class

Tue, Dec 19
RDU
DSM
4h 47m
Tue, Dec 26
DSM
RDU
4h 04m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26108 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
CLT
Excellent 9.5

very nice seats.

SAN
JFK
Mediocre 3.0

Friendly flight attendants and nice to kids

Being held inside the plane for a total of 5:30 hours before taking off. Even if there were several concurring factors, it it necessary to find a better procedure in order to avoid keeping passangers inside a plane with the prospect of taking off in the next half hour repeated every half hour! For the ones of us traveling with children it is even worse, and becomes a real nightmare.

DFW
BOS
Good 7.3

Liked that there were easily accessible power ports

My entertainment system did not work

LAX
HND
Excellent 8.6

This was the best in flight crew I’ve experienced in economy class. They were efficient, friendly & humorous! Keep up the great work! They made flying in not so comfortable seats bearable.

PHX
SEA
Okay 4.0

Only good thing about the flight is the price.

I do not like the two hour delay, after a hour maybe consider getting another plane.

Thu, May 31
RDU
DSM
7h 22m
Sun, Jun 3
DSM
RDU
7h 03m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14300 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
DTW
Good 6.6

The flight was practically empty!

Paid for comfort, Delta offered free drinks to everyone. Unfortunately though the flight attendant did not bring us the alcohol we ordered and mixed 3 different kinds of whiskey into two glasses! We always are given our bottles separate from the mixer. Oh well. Did to being in so late it took us an hour to get a cab in Detroit.

ATL
DEN
Good 6.8

The entertainment unit allowed me to watch the Denver Broncos game live which helped lessen the delayed departure and uncomfortable seating.

Uncomfortable seating....too crowded!! We had a delayed departure by 30-40 minutes because of a computer download issue. Too many folks carrying carry-ons delayed boarding. I wish folks were not encouraged to go that route but to check baggage. This time of year gets even tougher with folks carrying Christmas presents and over sized personal items. Ugh. Not fun to travel this time of year.

LIT
ATL
Good 6.6

WiFi doesn’t work.

JFK
BOS
Good 7.6

Seats were very comfortable. Was able to recline back and had excellent leg room. Area looked clean and organized.

Captain didn't say much before or during the flight like most do. Not a big deal-it was a short flight.

SAT
JFK
Good 7.6

Excellent leg room. Comfy seat

Seat couldn't recline back. Was a little uncomfortable for a long flight. Chair had crumbs on it before I sat down-it was easily wiped away meaning no one had cleaned the chairs or looked at them beforehand. Absolutely freezing. Wearing long socks and boots and my feet still felt frozen by the end.

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