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Cheap flights from Oakland to Des Moines (OAK - DSM)

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

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Oakland to Des Moines?

Flights from Oakland to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 25 days in advance, which can save you up to 58% on flights from Oakland to Des Moines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 25 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $363. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $501.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from Oakland. Prices for April average $308 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $199. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 40% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Oakland to Des Moines (OAK - DSM)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 35% on flights from Oakland to Des Moines by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Oakland to Des Moines in November, December 2020

The best prices found for OAK to DSM flights for November, December
28 Dec - 4 Jan
$235pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
25 Dec - 1 Jan
$249pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland
28 Dec - 4 Jan
$253pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland

Oakland to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Oakland found for next year
28 Dec - 4 Jan
$235pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
25 Dec - 1 Jan
$249pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland
28 Dec - 4 Jan
$253pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Oakland to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Oakland to Des Moines 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 Oakland and Des Moines 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 Oakland to Des Moines to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Oakland to Des Moines are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Oakland to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Oakland to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $235, but on average you can expect to pay $382.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Oakland to Des Moines, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

The Oakland to Des Moines flight path was viewed by 21 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Oakland or Des Moines?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Oakland is roughly similar to Des Moines. You can assume this to be the case over the next 11 days.

Is Oakland weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

Expect the weather to be around 86 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Des Moines is generally hotter than in Oakland.

How long is the flight from Oakland to Des Moines?

There are many flights that can get you from Oakland to Des Moines in 5h 14m. Fly via Delta to get the fastest option.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Oakland to Des Moines round-trip?

Flying on Delta is currently your cheapest option to Des Moines, with prices starting at $266. Users have found that Delta is 36% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

Alternative routes for Oakland to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Oakland to Des Moines
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Oakland

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines from Oakland to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Oakland 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
American Airlines
$224 $463 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$308 $478 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$206 $519 No cancel fee N/A
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