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)

All the information you need to plan the best OAK to DSM flight in 2021: compare Oakland to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Oakland, California to Des Moines?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from Oakland, California. Prices for August average $363 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $82. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 52% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

Find a great deal and save up to 35% by booking at least 53 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Oakland, California to Des Moines within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $377.

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

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 27% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Oakland, California to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 34% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Oakland to Des Moines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for OAK to DSM flights for December, January
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$283pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$324pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
18 Jan - 27 Jan
$334pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland

Oakland to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Oakland found for this year
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$283pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
8 Dec - 13 Dec
$324pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
25 Dec - 1 Jan
$390pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland

Last minute flights from Oakland to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Oakland, departing today and this week
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$454pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$498pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$515pp
OAK
Oakland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland

One-way flights to Des Moines from Oakland

The cheapest one-way flights from Oakland to Des Moines
9:29 am - 3:23 pm
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
27h 54m
OAK - DSM
Allegiant Air
$268
Gotogate
3:34 pm - 11:14 am
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 40m
OAK - DSM
Frontier
$274
Kiwi.com
2:52 pm - 9:12 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
16h 20m
OAK - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$281
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Oakland to Des Moines

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, California to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Oakland, California to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $186, but on average you can expect to pay $355.

Are there last-minute flights available from Oakland, California to Des Moines for under $500?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Oakland, California to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Oakland, California to Des Moines round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Oakland, California to Des Moines is Delta. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $321 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Allegiant Air, starting at $516. Delta is priced at 23% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $70. Users have also found prices from $195 and $209 on Allegiant Air and Delta, respectively.

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

When booking a flight from Oakland, 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 cheapest flights from Oakland, California to Des Moines?

While on average a flight from Oakland, California to Des Moines is generally $373, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $103. When looking at the most popular route, (Oakland - Des Moines), you can expect to pay $186 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Oakland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to Oakland from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Oakland.

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

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Alternative routes for Oakland 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 Oakland to Des Moines.
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Oakland

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying 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
Delta
$206 $519 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$224 $463 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$308 $478 No cancel fee 69%
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