Cheap flights from Des Moines (DSM) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to California

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to LAX flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to California?

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Des Moines to California from $75 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $95 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from Des Moines. Users have commonly found prices around $86 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $43. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to California in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DSM to California flights for June, July
28 Jun - 12 Jul
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
28 Jun - 9 Jul
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jul - 19 Jul
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Des Moines found for this year
28 Jun - 12 Jul
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
28 Jun - 9 Jul
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jul - 19 Jul
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to California from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to California direct flight deals
28 Jun - 12 Jul
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
28 Jun - 9 Jul
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jul - 19 Jul
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Des Moines, departing today and this week
25 Jun - 28 Jun
$223pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Jun - 29 Jun
$249pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
25 Jun - 27 Jun
$255pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to California from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to California
10:59 am - 7:44 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 45m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$111
Kiwi.com
11:57 am - 7:22 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
21h 25m
DSM - SAN
Allegiant Air
$117
Gotogate
9:12 am - 12:02 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
28h 50m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$119
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Des Moines</span> to <span class="emphasized">California</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Des Moines and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Des Moines (DSM), located 3.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Des Moines to California.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $141, but on average you can expect to pay $184.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to California is less than $186.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to California for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to California within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

The Des Moines to California flight path was viewed by 84 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Before booking your flight from Des Moines to California check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta.

What are the most popular routes from Des Moines to California?

When deciding which route to take from Des Moines to California consider Des Moines - San Diego, Des Moines - San Francisco or Des Moines - Los Angeles as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest Flights from Des Moines to California?

While on average a flight from Des Moines to California is generally $630, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $107. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - San Diego), you can expect to pay $202 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to California?

Departing from Des Moines to California will take you 3h 32m. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Allegiant Air, at $141, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to California. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Frontier.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Des Moines to California one-way?

$41 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Allegiant Air. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier, with prices from $89.

Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to California.
Flight duration
3h 24m

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 5 airlines flying from Des Moines to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
$125 $243 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$99 $245 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $338 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$107 $354 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$107 $377 No cancel fee 71%
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