Cheap flights from Iowa to California

DSM — LAX
Feb 7 — Feb 141

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

To save up to 56% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 54 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Iowa to California from $377 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $526 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to California from Iowa with a flight ticket averaging about $364. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $120. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Iowa to California (IA - CA)?

When flying from Iowa to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Iowa to California in February, March 2023

The best prices found for Iowa to California flights for February, March
Mar 7 - Mar 10
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 12m
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 23m
$94

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Mar 7 - Mar 10
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 12m
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 23m
$95

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/1

Feb 5 - Feb 9
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 55m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 24m
$95

Allegiant Air

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Deal found 1/30

Iowa to California 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Iowa found for this year
Apr 9 - Apr 13
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 46m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 13m
$84

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/31

Mar 7 - Mar 10
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 12m
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 23m
$94

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Mar 7 - Mar 10
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 12m
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 23m
$95

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Cheap United Airlines flights from Iowa to California

Mar 1 - Mar 8
CID

Cedar Rapids

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 44m
LAX

Los Angeles

CID

Cedar Rapids

1 stop

16h 13m
$269

United Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 22 - Feb 25
DSM

Des Moines

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 17m
LAX

Los Angeles

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

13h 21m
$282

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 13 - Feb 17
CID

Cedar Rapids

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 41m
LAX

Los Angeles

CID

Cedar Rapids

1 stop

14h 00m
$285

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Cheap Allegiant Air flights from Iowa to California

Apr 9 - Apr 13
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 46m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 13m
$84

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/31

Mar 23 - Mar 30
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 51m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 18m
$103

Allegiant Air

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 5 - Mar 10
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 38m
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 23m
$111

Allegiant Air

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Deal found 2/1

Non-stop flights to California from Iowa

Save time with Iowa to California direct flight deals
Apr 9 - Apr 13
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 46m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 13m
$84

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/31

Mar 23 - Mar 30
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 51m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 18m
$103

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Feb 19 - Feb 23
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 51m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 18m
$127

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Last minute flights from Iowa to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Iowa, departing today and this week
Feb 7 - Feb 9
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

2 stops

18h 12m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 24m
$141

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Feb 9 - Feb 12
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 55m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 41m
$164

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Feb 9 - Feb 9
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 55m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

7h 23m
$169

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

One-way flights to California from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to California
Mar 20
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 41m
$49

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/1

Mar 7
DSM

Des Moines

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

24h 20m
$52

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/1

Mar 7
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

16h 12m
$54

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/1

Reviews of Airlines Servicing California

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,045 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,184 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Allegiant Air
7.5
Good
95 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,668 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Iowa to California flights.

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 Allegiant Air. 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $84, but on average you can expect to pay $119.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Iowa to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Iowa to California is less than $205.

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 Iowa to California flight route?

Within the past month, 12 users have taken a look at flights from Iowa to California.

Top 7 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$15Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$64Average$181FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$124Average$240FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$216Average$559FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$221Average$485FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$232Average$510FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$238Average$586FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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