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 2022: 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?

To save up to 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 58 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 $296 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $368 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to California from Iowa with a flight ticket averaging about $284. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $147. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for Iowa to California flights for May, June
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$213pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
24 May - 29 May
$214pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jun - 22 Jun
$218pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Iowa found for this year
4 Sep - 8 Sep
$101pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 3 Nov
$104pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
9 Oct - 27 Oct
$111pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to California from Iowa

Save time with Iowa to California direct flight deals
4 Sep - 8 Sep
$101pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 3 Nov
$104pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
9 Oct - 27 Oct
$111pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
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
4 Jun - 8 Jun
$245pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
CID
Cedar Rapids
2 Jun - 8 Jun
$247pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$269pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to California from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to California
6:22 pm - 3:40 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
11h 18m
DSM - SAN
Allegiant Air
$125
Gotogate
11:43 am - 7:16 am
Frontier
1 Stop
21h 33m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$126
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Flight FAQs

From Iowa to California

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 $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 $101, but on average you can expect to pay $168.

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 $171.

Are there last-minute flights available from Iowa to California for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Iowa to California within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Iowa to California?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Thursday.

How popular is this Iowa to California flight route?

Within the past month, 19 users have taken a look at flights from Iowa to California.

How many flights depart from Iowa to California on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Iowa to California a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Iowa to California?

Allegiant Air and Frontier can get you from Iowa to California in just under 3h 17m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 33m. Airlines will cover a distance of 1452 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Iowa?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

Most visitors from Iowa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Iowa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Iowa are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Iowa from California?

Returning to Iowa from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Iowa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Iowa.

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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 from Iowa to California
3h 14m

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing

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

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$14 $21 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$62 $194 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$82 $201 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$123 $388 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$147 $430 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$151 $467 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$168 $372 No cancel fee 75%
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