Cheap flights from California to Des Moines (DSM)

LAX — DSM
Dec 6 — Dec 131

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

To save up to 31% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 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 $386 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $456 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 June. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from California in April are about $330 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $95.

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
Dec 9 - Dec 11
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 14m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 50m
$117

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/28

Dec 8 - Dec 13
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 22m
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 07m
$121

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Dec 9 - Dec 11
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 14m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 50m
$130

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

California to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from California found for this year
Dec 9 - Dec 11
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 14m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 50m
$117

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/28

Dec 8 - Dec 13
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 22m
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 07m
$121

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Dec 9 - Dec 11
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 14m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 50m
$130

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Cheap Delta flights from California to Des Moines

Feb 20 - Feb 28
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 33m
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 56m
$238

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Feb 18 - Feb 25
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 33m
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

10h 54m
$276

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Feb 18 - Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 33m
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

9h 23m
$284

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Cheap United Airlines flights from California to Des Moines

Jan 11 - Jan 16
ONT

Ontario

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 16m
DSM

Des Moines

ONT

Ontario

1 stop

5h 38m
$194

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/28

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 27m
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

6h 00m
$222

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Jan 5 - Jan 10
ONT

Ontario

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 40m
DSM

Des Moines

ONT

Ontario

1 stop

5h 38m
$244

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/1

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from California

Save time with California to Des Moines direct flight deals
Jan 19 - Jan 22
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 55m
$88

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Dec 29 - Jan 5
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

3h 55m
$234

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/29

May 26 - May 29
LAX

Los Angeles

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 17m
DSM

Des Moines

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 36m
$388

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/28

Last minute flights from California to Des Moines

Late deals on return flights to Des Moines from California, departing today and this week
Dec 9 - Dec 11
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 14m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 50m
$117

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/28

Dec 8 - Dec 13
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 22m
DSM

Des Moines

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

10h 07m
$121

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Dec 9 - Dec 11
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 14m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 50m
$130

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

One-way flights to Des Moines from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Des Moines
Dec 8
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 13m
$55

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Jan 11
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

28h 33m
$56

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/30

Dec 7
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

10h 58m
$64

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/28

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to Des Moines flights.

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 Allegiant Air, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from California to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from California to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $88, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

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

Cheapflights has at least 11 direct flights from California to Des Moines under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Des Moines is less than $401.

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.

How popular is this California to Des Moines flight route?

Flights from California to Des Moines have been viewed 22 times in the past calendar month.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $55 on Allegiant Air. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $56 and United Airlines from $97 one-way.

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

The most popular route from California to Des Moines is San Francisco - Des Moines. You may also consider Los Angeles - Des Moines or Ontario - 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, Alaska Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Des Moines?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $80. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Des Moines) can be booked for $143 on average our data indicates $769 when flying from California to Des Moines.

Departure points for flights from California to Des Moines

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Top 7 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$56Average$187FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$69Average$243FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$251Average$621FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$252Average$586FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$258Average$560FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$448Average$588FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from California to Des Moines

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