Cheap flights from Iowa (IA) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Iowa to California

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Iowa to California at least 17 days early can save you up to 20% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 17 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Iowa to California for as little as $75 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $95 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Iowa to California?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Iowa in April are about $86 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $43.

Cheap flights from Iowa to California in June, July 2021

The best prices found for Iowa to California flights for June, July
24 Jul - 31 Jul
$139pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
28 Jun - 12 Jul
$140pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
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

Iowa to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Iowa found for this year
24 Jul - 31 Jul
$139pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
28 Jun - 12 Jul
$140pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
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

Non-stop flights to California from Iowa

Save time with Iowa to California direct flight deals
24 Jul - 31 Jul
$139pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
28 Jun - 12 Jul
$140pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
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

Last minute flights from Iowa to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Iowa, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 30 Jun
$166pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
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 - 28 Jun
$228pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to California from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to California
6:00 am - 7:32 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 32m
DSM - LAX
Allegiant Air
$96
mytrip.com
10:55 am - 7:48 am
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 53m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$102
JustFly
11:22 am - 9:15 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
23h 53m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$103
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Iowa to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Iowa to California that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $139, but on average you can expect to pay $161.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Iowa to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Iowa to California is less than $162.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Iowa to California 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 Iowa to California?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Iowa to California.

What are the most popular routes from Iowa to California?

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

What are the cheapest Flights from Iowa to California?

The cheapest flight price from Iowa to California is $107. On average you can expect to pay $630. The most popular route, (Cedar Rapids - San Diego), can usually be booked for $243.

How long is the flight from Iowa to California?

There are many flights that can get you from Iowa to California in 3h 32m. Fly via Allegiant Air to get the fastest option. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Allegiant Air, at $139, was found to be the cheapest airline from Iowa to California.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include American Airlines and Frontier.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $41 on Allegiant Air. Another option is Frontier, who have fights from $85.

Destination points for flights from Iowa to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Iowa to California.
Flight duration
3h 26m

Airports servicing

Cedar Rapids (CID)
Dubuque (DBQ)
Des Moines (DSM)
Fort Dodge (FOD)
Mason City (MCW)

Airports servicing

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Iowa to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Iowa 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
$120 $227 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$103 $248 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $395 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$108 $421 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$107 $472 No cancel fee 71%
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