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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Des Moines from $1,453

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Des Moines departing on 20/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
MEL — DSM
5 Mar — 12 Mar1
1 adult
Tue 5/3
Tue 12/3

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Des Moines

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (ME1) to Des Moines (DSM). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

Popular in

April

Cheapest in

October

Average price

$3,031

Round-trip from

$3,059
High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Melbourne to Des Moines

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Des Moines?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 7% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Des Moines?

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from Melbourne. Prices for October average $3,265 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $2,043. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April. Opting for a October flight can save you 15% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Des Moines (MEL - DSM)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Des Moines at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Melbourne to Des Moines flights in March & April 2024

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to Des Moines specifically for the months of March and April 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Prices were last updated on 1 March 2024.
Wed 20/310:30MEL - DSM
2 stops28h 55mUnited Airlines
Sun 24/317:10DSM - MEL
2 stops23h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,453
Wed 20/310:30MEL - DSM
2 stops28h 55mUnited Airlines
Sun 24/317:10DSM - MEL
2 stops23h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,460
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mAmerican Airlines
Sun 24/311:35DSM - MEL
1 stop26h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 27/2$3,304
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mQantas Airways
Sun 24/317:43DSM - MEL
2 stops25h 52mQantas Airways
Deal found 28/2$3,363
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mQantas Airways
Sun 24/317:43DSM - MEL
2 stops27h 22mQantas Airways
Deal found 27/2$3,383
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mAmerican Airlines
Sun 24/311:35DSM - MEL
1 stop26h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 28/2$3,629

Melbourne to Des Moines 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and Des Moines in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Wed 20/310:30MEL - DSM
2 stops28h 55mUnited Airlines
Sun 24/317:10DSM - MEL
2 stops23h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 28/2$1,453
Wed 20/310:30MEL - DSM
2 stops28h 55mUnited Airlines
Sun 24/317:10DSM - MEL
2 stops23h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 27/2$1,460
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mAmerican Airlines
Sun 24/311:35DSM - MEL
1 stop26h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 27/2$3,304
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mQantas Airways
Sun 24/317:43DSM - MEL
2 stops25h 52mQantas Airways
Deal found 28/2$3,363
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mQantas Airways
Sun 24/317:43DSM - MEL
2 stops27h 22mQantas Airways
Deal found 27/2$3,383
Wed 20/314:00MEL - DSM
1 stop25h 03mAmerican Airlines
Sun 24/311:35DSM - MEL
1 stop26h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 28/2$3,629

Find flights from Melbourne to Des Moines within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to Des Moines that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

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$1,453 - $3,629

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MelbourneDes Moines

MEL - DSM

MELDSM

Melbourne

Wed 20/3

2 stops28h 55m

Des Moines

Sun 24/3

2 stops23h 20m

$1,453

MelbourneDes Moines

MEL - DSM

MELDSM

Melbourne

Wed 20/3

1 stop25h 03m

Des Moines

Sun 24/3

2 stops25h 52m

$3,363

MelbourneDes Moines

MEL - DSM

MELDSM

Melbourne

Wed 20/3

1 stop25h 03m

Des Moines

Sun 24/3

1 stop26h 10m

$3,629

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Deals found on 28/2

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Des Moines?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Melbourne to Des Moines. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne to Des Moines flight should consider departing on Monday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Des Moines by month

Plan your trip from Melbourne to Des Moines by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Melbourne to Des Moines is currently $0 while a return flight costs $2,815. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne to Des Moines (average of $0). Flying from Melbourne to Des Moines in August is currently the most expensive (average of $1,938). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

Temperature and rainfall in Des Moines by month

Plan your trip to Des Moines by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

DSM

Temperature

-5 - 25 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Des Moines

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Des Moines. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Des Moines. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
7.8
Good
1,107 reviews

Overall

7.8

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

7.6

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More variety on movies and music. Couldn’t locate music on the entertainment system and system is not easy as some other airlines to use.

7.8
Good
1,107 reviews
7.8
Good
1,107 reviews

Overall

7.8

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

7.6

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More variety on movies and music. Couldn’t locate music on the entertainment system and system is not easy as some other airlines to use.

7.4
Good
11,794 reviews
7.8
Good
1,107 reviews

Overall

7.8

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

7.6

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More variety on movies and music. Couldn’t locate music on the entertainment system and system is not easy as some other airlines to use.

7.3
Good
15,571 reviews
7.8
Good
1,107 reviews

Overall

7.8

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

7.6

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

More variety on movies and music. Couldn’t locate music on the entertainment system and system is not easy as some other airlines to use.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Melbourne to Des Moines. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from Melbourne?

Des Moines (DSM) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Des Moines. You should not have trouble finding flights to Des Moines from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 3 airlines have flights to the Des Moines airport from Melbourne. It is only a 5.7 km journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Des Moines’s city centre.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Des Moines for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Des Moines for under $1,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $1,453, but on average you can expect to pay $2,815.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Des Moines round-trip?

United Airlines, at $1,453, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Qantas Airways and American Airlines. Users have found that United Airlines is 55% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Des Moines?

What does MEL to DSM mean?

These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Melbourne Airport to Des Moines Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a MEL to DSM flight. Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV), Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), Bendigo Airport (BXG) are some additional IATA codes for airports related to your trip.

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Alternative routes for Melbourne to Des Moines
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Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Des Moines

Discover the top 3 airlines that operate flights from Melbourne to Des Moines. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
United AirlinesCheapest$1,699Average$3,155FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$1,848Average$3,187FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Air New ZealandCheapest$2,381Average$3,010FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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