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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 8% 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 $87 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $97 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from Des Moines. Users have commonly found prices around $95 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $46. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to California in September, October 2020

The best prices found for DSM to California flights for September, October
11 Oct - 14 Oct
$170pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Oct - 19 Oct
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 11 Oct
$210pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to California 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Des Moines found for this year
11 Oct - 14 Oct
$170pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Nov - 9 Nov
$180pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Nov - 18 Nov
$180pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
 
1 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
2 Oct - 11 Oct
$210pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 9 Oct
$240pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Oct - 4 Oct
$279pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to California from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to California
11:40 am - 2:13 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
28h 33m
DSM - SNA
Multiple Airlines
$119
Kiwi.com
12:40 pm - 6:55 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 15m
DSM - SFO
Delta
$123
Delta
2:59 pm - 11:26 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
22h 27m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$124
Kiwi.com

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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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $170, but on average you can expect to pay $215.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to California, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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 - Los Angeles or Des Moines - San Francisco 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 $247, 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 $150 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to California?

Departing from Des Moines to California will take you 5h 26m.

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

Major Airline, at $208, was found to be the cheapest airline from Des Moines to California. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Delta.

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

$123 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Delta.

Destination information for California

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Airports servicing Des Moines

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