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

August can be a great time to fly to California from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $284. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $147. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to California (DSM - CA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Des Moines to California as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to California?

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to California, book at least 58 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 29% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $296 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $368.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to California in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DSM to California flights for October, November
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$104pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Oct - 9 Nov
$108pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$113pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Des Moines found for this year
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$104pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Oct - 9 Nov
$108pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$113pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to California from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to California direct flight deals
13 Jan - 16 Jan
$74pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
PSP
Palm Springs
PSP
Palm Springs
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
14 Jan - 21 Jan
$142pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$146pp
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
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$113pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Oct - 1 Nov
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Oct - 17 Jan
$157pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to California from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to California
4:12 pm - 3:50 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
25h 38m
DSM - OAK
Frontier
$90
Kiwi.com
2:30 am - 3:15 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
26h 45m
DSM - SNA
Allegiant Air
$92
Gotogate
10:55 am - 1:09 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
28h 14m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$96
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to California

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $74, but on average you can expect to pay $126.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to California is less than $254.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to California for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to California within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this Des Moines to California flight route?

Within the past month, 84 users have taken a look at flights from Des Moines to California.

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 $118 for that flight.

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

The most popular route from Des Moines to California is Des Moines - San Diego. You may also consider Des Moines - San Francisco or Des Moines - Los Angeles.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from Des Moines to California.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Des Moines?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

Most visitors from Des Moines need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from California?

Returning to Des Moines from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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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 from DSM to California
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
Frontier
$99 $245 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $338 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$107 $377 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$107 $354 No cancel fee 69%
Allegiant Air
$125 $243 No cancel fee 88%
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