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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Iowa to 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 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 - 8 Apr
$88pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids

Iowa 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 - 8 Apr
$88pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids

Non-stop flights to California from Iowa

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 Iowa to California

17 Mar - 23 Mar
$137pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
17 Mar - 23 Mar
$142pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
17 Mar - 23 Mar
$161pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids

One-way flights to California from Iowa

2:16 pm - 8:49 am
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 33m
CID - ONT
Frontier
$42
Gotogate
2:16 pm - 8:07 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 51m
CID - SFO
Frontier
$44
mytrip.com
10:51 am - 8:04 am
Frontier
1 Stop
23h 13m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$50
mytrip.com

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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.

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Iowa to California include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $101.

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

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

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 Des Moines - San Diego. You may also consider Des Moines - Los Angeles 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 $606. The most popular route, (Des Moines - San Diego), can usually be booked for $146.

How long is the flight from Iowa to California?

There are many flights that can get you from Iowa to California in 3h 29m. Fly via Allegiant Air, United Airlines, or American Airlines to get the fastest option. 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 Iowa to California round-trip?

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

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 $42 on Frontier.

Destination information for 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

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
$120 $227 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$99 $250 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $391 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$107 $418 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$107 $473 No cancel fee 71%
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