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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Des Moines. Book your trip to arrive at Des Moines International, or Des Moines. The distance between Chicago and Des Moines is 480 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Chicago and Des Moines have 265 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Chicago to Des Moines

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Allegiant AirAAYG4NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Des Moines?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Des Moines takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Des Moines?
The flight distance between Chicago and Des Moines is 480 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Des Moines?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Des Moines. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Manchester, Athens, Dublin, New York, Las Vegas, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Austin, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Nashville, Atlanta, Glasgow, Riga.
What are the most popular routes to and from Des Moines?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Des Moines and Los Angeles, San Jose, Athens, London, Seattle, Cairo, Buffalo, Singapore, Orlando, Bogotá, New York, Boston, Glasgow, Sydney, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Bakersfield, Phoenix, Atlanta.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, Fort Wayne International, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, Decatur, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What airports are near Des Moines?
The main airport in Des Moines is Des Moines International. It is also served by Eppley Airfield, Des Moines International, The Eastern Iowa, Southeast Iowa Regional, Sioux Gateway, Kirksville Regional, Waterloo Regional, Fort Dodge Regional, Mason City Municipal.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.
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