Cheap flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield (DSM - BFL) from $349

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Bakersfield departing on 3/28. 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.
DSM — BFL
Mar 5 — Mar 121

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Bakersfield

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Bakersfield (BFL). 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 February 29, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

September

Average price

$466

Round-trip from

$347
High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Des Moines to Bakersfield Meadows Field

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Bakersfield?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 113% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Bakersfield from Des Moines average $620. You can even find prices in September for less than $620, as users have found deals to Bakersfield from as low as $357. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Bakersfield from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 56%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Bakersfield (DSM - BFL)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 46% on flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Bakersfield. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Find some of the cheapest American Airlines flights traveling from Des Moines to Bakersfield. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
Thu 3/286:24 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Thu 4/47:20 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop20h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$349
Tue 6/186:15 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 52mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/2512:43 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop8h 31mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$409
Tue 6/186:15 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 52mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/2512:35 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops8h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$419
Thu 4/256:19 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 34mAmerican Airlines
Sun 4/286:25 amBFL - DSM
1 stop15h 25mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$464
Thu 3/286:05 amDSM - BFL
2 stops13h 53mAmerican Airlines
Thu 4/47:20 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop20h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$492
Wed 8/215:45 amDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 45mAmerican Airlines
Fri 8/234:30 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop22h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$525
Wed 8/219:40 amDSM - BFL
2 stops8h 15mAmerican Airlines
Fri 8/234:30 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop22h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$535
Wed 5/295:48 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop20h 09mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/26:10 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 37mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$537
Wed 5/291:07 pmDSM - BFL
2 stops10h 57mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/26:10 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 37mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$554

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Bakersfield. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest United Airlines flights we've found from Des Moines to Bakersfield. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Sat 8/175:08 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 33mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/205:30 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$387
Sat 8/179:15 amDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 33mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/2012:29 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops25h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$454
Thu 3/286:00 amDSM - BFL
2 stops40h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 4/41:35 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops29h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$558
Wed 8/215:03 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 39mUnited Airlines
Fri 8/2312:29 pmBFL - DSM
3 stops19h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$573
Sat 8/176:00 amDSM - BFL
2 stops19h 51mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/2012:29 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops22h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$581
Wed 8/216:00 amDSM - BFL
2 stops31h 43mUnited Airlines
Fri 8/2312:29 pmBFL - DSM
3 stops19h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$635
Thu 4/259:05 amDSM - BFL
2 stops36h 53mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/281:35 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops29h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$681
Thu 3/145:11 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 30mUnited Airlines
Sun 3/179:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$831
Fri 3/1511:35 amDSM - BFL
2 stops13h 06mUnited Airlines
Sun 3/179:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$836

Cheap Des Moines to Bakersfield flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Bakersfield specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Prices were last updated on February 29, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Thu 3/286:24 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Thu 4/47:20 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop20h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$349
Thu 3/286:05 amDSM - BFL
2 stops13h 53mAmerican Airlines
Thu 4/47:20 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop20h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$492
Thu 3/286:00 amDSM - BFL
2 stops40h 01mUnited Airlines
Thu 4/41:35 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops29h 02mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$558
Wed 3/65:01 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 09mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/95:10 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 41mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$681
Thu 3/146:24 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/176:28 amBFL - DSM
1 stop15h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$776
Thu 3/1411:35 amDSM - BFL
2 stops12h 24mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/176:28 amBFL - DSM
1 stop15h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$786
Thu 3/145:11 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 30mUnited Airlines
Sun 3/179:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$831
Fri 3/1511:35 amDSM - BFL
2 stops13h 06mUnited Airlines
Sun 3/179:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$836
Wed 3/65:01 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 09mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/99:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$840

Des Moines to Bakersfield 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Bakersfield in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Thu 3/286:24 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Thu 4/47:20 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop20h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$349
Sat 8/175:08 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 33mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/205:30 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$387
Tue 6/186:15 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 52mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/2512:43 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop8h 31mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$409
Tue 6/186:15 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 52mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/2512:35 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops8h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$419
Sat 8/179:15 amDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 33mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/2012:29 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops25h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$454
Thu 4/256:19 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 34mAmerican Airlines
Sun 4/286:25 amBFL - DSM
1 stop15h 25mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$464
Thu 3/286:05 amDSM - BFL
2 stops13h 53mAmerican Airlines
Thu 4/47:20 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop20h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$492
Wed 8/215:45 amDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 45mAmerican Airlines
Fri 8/234:30 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop22h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$525
Wed 8/219:40 amDSM - BFL
2 stops8h 15mAmerican Airlines
Fri 8/234:30 pmBFL - DSM
1 stop22h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$535

Des Moines to Bakersfield flights leaving soon

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Have a look at some of the flights available from Des Moines to Bakersfield departing last-minute. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Wed 3/65:01 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 09mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/95:10 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 41mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$681
Thu 3/146:24 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/176:28 amBFL - DSM
1 stop15h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$776
Thu 3/1411:35 amDSM - BFL
2 stops12h 24mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/176:28 amBFL - DSM
1 stop15h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$786
Thu 3/145:11 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 30mUnited Airlines
Sun 3/179:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/29$831
Wed 3/65:01 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop7h 09mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/99:35 amBFL - DSM
2 stops33h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$840
Thu 3/146:24 pmDSM - BFL
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/176:28 amBFL - DSM
1 stop5h 28mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$885
Thu 3/1411:35 amDSM - BFL
2 stops12h 24mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/179:34 pmBFL - DSM
2 stops12h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$900
Wed 3/66:01 amDSM - BFL
2 stops16h 37mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/96:28 amBFL - DSM
2 stops13h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$966

Find flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

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Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Thu 3/28

1 stop5h 35m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Thu 4/4

1 stop20h 04m

$349

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Sat 8/17

1 stop5h 33m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Tue 8/20

1 stop5h 04m

$387

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Tue 6/18

1 stop5h 52m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Tue 6/25

1 stop8h 31m

$409

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Tue 6/18

1 stop5h 52m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Tue 6/25

2 stops8h 39m

$419

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Sat 8/17

1 stop5h 33m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Tue 8/20

2 stops25h 45m

$454

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Thu 4/25

1 stop5h 34m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Sun 4/28

1 stop15h 25m

$464

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Thu 3/28

2 stops13h 53m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Thu 4/4

1 stop20h 04m

$492

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Thu 3/28

2 stops40h 01m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Thu 4/4

2 stops29h 02m

$558

Des MoinesBakersfield Meadows Field

DSM - BFL

DSMBFL

Des Moines

Wed 8/21

1 stop5h 39m

Bakersfield Meadows Field

Fri 8/23

3 stops19h 51m

$573

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Deals found on 2/29

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

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Bakersfield. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Bakersfield flight should consider departing on Tuesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday 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 Bakersfield by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Bakersfield by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Bakersfield is currently $0 while a round-trip flight costs $456. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Bakersfield (average of $347). Flying from Des Moines to Bakersfield in June is currently the most expensive (average of $519). 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.

January

$407

February

$367

March

$447

April

$442

May

$393

June

$519

July

$508

August

$393

September

$347

October

$408

November

$417

December

$375

Temperature and rainfall in Bakersfield by month

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

BFL

Temperature

48.2 - 84.2 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Bakersfield

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Bakersfield. 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 Bakersfield. Reviews last updated February 29, 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown American Airlines and United Airlines from Des Moines to Bakersfield. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.4
Good
11,794 reviews

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

7.2

Entertainment

7.1

Food

6.7

Crew

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Seating was very cramped, I was under the impression there was food and a entertainment tv on board

7.4
Good
11,794 reviews
7.4
Good
11,794 reviews

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

7.2

Entertainment

7.1

Food

6.7

Crew

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Seating was very cramped, I was under the impression there was food and a entertainment tv on board

7.3
Good
15,571 reviews
7.4
Good
11,794 reviews

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

7.2

Entertainment

7.1

Food

6.7

Crew

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Seating was very cramped, I was under the impression there was food and a entertainment tv on board

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Can I find flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $349, but on average you can expect to pay $515.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Bakersfield for under $700?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Des Moines to Bakersfield within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Des Moines to Bakersfield is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $349 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is United Airlines, starting at $387. American Airlines is currently priced 43% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What does DSM to BFL mean?

Des Moines Airport is DSM and Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport is BFL. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

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Top 2 airlines flying from Des Moines to Bakersfield

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American AirlinesCheapest$311Average$480FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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United AirlinesCheapest$334Average$501FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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