Cheap flights from Sacramento to Des Moines (SMF - DSM)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to DSM flight in 2021: compare Sacramento to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
SMF - DSM
Price
$187 - $398
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 45% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$187

From Sacramento Intl to Des Moines

One-way from

$151

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Sacramento to Des Moines?

August can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $363. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $82. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Des Moines (SMF - DSM)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Sacramento to Des Moines in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 16% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 18%.

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

The best prices found for SMF to DSM flights for December, January
3 Jan - 10 Jan
$212pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
15 Jan - 20 Jan
$310pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
3 Jan - 10 Jan
$326pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Sacramento found for this year
20 Dec - 10 Jan
$327pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
19 Dec - 3 Jan
$388pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$391pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Sacramento, departing today and this week
18 Dec - 3 Jan
$490pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
18 Dec - 3 Jan
$495pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
18 Dec - 3 Jan
$651pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Des Moines
2:15 pm - 9:15 am
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 00m
SMF - DSM
Frontier
$151
Kiwi.com
3:05 pm - 7:04 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
25h 59m
SMF - DSM
American Airlines
3:15 am - 8:54 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
27h 39m
SMF - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$747
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Des Moines

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta 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 Sacramento to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $212, but on average you can expect to pay $356.

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

There are currently 6+ open flights from Sacramento to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this Sacramento to Des Moines flight route?

Within the past month, 11 users have taken a look at flights from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sacramento to Des Moines round-trip?

Frontier, at $212, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sacramento to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and American Airlines. Frontier is currently priced 37% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Sacramento to Des Moines are Frontier ($136), United Airlines ($227), and American Airlines ($238).

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

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Frontier when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Sacramento to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Des Moines?

On average you can expect to pay $299 for a flight from Sacramento to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $91 while the most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - Des Moines) is currently priced at $323.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl.

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

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Alternative routes for Sacramento to Des Moines

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sacramento to Des Moines.
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento 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
$109 $191 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$150 $417 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$158 $339 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$159 $422 No cancel fee 69%
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