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

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 March, April 2021

26 Mar - 30 Mar
$78pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Apr - 27 Apr
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Apr - 9 Apr
$93pp
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

26 Mar - 30 Mar
$78pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Apr - 27 Apr
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Apr - 9 Apr
$93pp
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

28 May - 31 May
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jun - 14 Jun
$217pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jun - 18 Jun
$241pp
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

15 Mar - 23 Mar
$172pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
15 Mar - 24 Mar
$182pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
17 Mar - 2 Apr
$191pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to California from Des Moines

11:30 am - 7:04 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
9h 34m
DSM - ONT
Frontier
$42
Booking.com
10:51 am - 8:04 am
Frontier
1 Stop
23h 13m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$50
mytrip.com
2:48 pm - 7:18 am
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 30m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$52
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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Des Moines to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Des Moines to California are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $117.

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

Cheapflights has at least 5 direct flights from Des Moines to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to California is less than $223.

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 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 $606, 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 $147 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to California?

Departing from Des Moines to California will take you 3h 29m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Frontier, at $78, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to California. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Allegiant Air.

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

$42 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier.

Destination information for California

Flight duration
3h 26m

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

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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