Cheap flights from California (CA) to Des Moines (DSM)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Des Moines (DSM)

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

To save up to 46% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 30 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from California to Des Moines from $302 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $397 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from California in September are about $286 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $137.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Des Moines (CA - DSM)?

When flying from California to Des Moines, 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 California to Des Moines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for California to DSM flights for December, January
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$109pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
21 Jan - 23 Jan
$131pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from California found for this year
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$153pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 7 Dec
$159pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from California

Save time with California to Des Moines direct flight deals
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$109pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Jan - 10 Jan
$153pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$171pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from California, departing today and this week
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$153pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$166pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Des Moines from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Des Moines
10:42 am - 11:51 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
23h 09m
SMF - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$79
Kiwi.com
5:16 pm - 8:31 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 15m
ONT - DSM
Frontier
$80
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to Des Moines

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from California?

Des Moines (DSM) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from California to Des Moines. It is only a 3.6 mi journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Des Moines’s city center.

Which airlines flying from California to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from California to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $109, but on average you can expect to pay $153.

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

Cheapflights has at least 15 direct flights from California to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Des Moines is less than $336.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Des Moines?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Thursday.

How popular is this California to Des Moines flight route?

Flights from California to Des Moines have been viewed 29 times in the past calendar month.

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

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

How long is the flight from California to Des Moines?

There are many flights that can get you from California to Des Moines in 3h 17m. Fly via Allegiant Air or Frontier to get the fastest option. California and Des Moines are separated by a distance of 1452 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Des Moines?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $70. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Des Moines) can be booked for $109 on average our data indicates $469 when flying from California to Des Moines.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Des Moines?

When booking a flight from California to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or Frontier as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from California to Des Moines?

The most popular route from California to Des Moines is Los Angeles - Des Moines. You may also consider San Francisco - Des Moines or Ontario - Des Moines.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Des Moines from California?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to California from Des Moines?

Returning to California from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

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

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Departure points for flights from California to Des Moines

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Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Des Moines.
Flight duration from California to DSM
3h 27m
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

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Top 5 airlines flying from California to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Des Moines 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
Frontier
$95 $226 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $369 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$107 $402 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$113 $397 No cancel fee 71%
Allegiant Air
$146 $260 No cancel fee 88%
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