Cheap flights from Sacramento to Des Moines (SMF - DSM) from $157

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Des Moines departing on 3/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SMF — DSM
Mar 3 — Mar 101

The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines are usually found in February or September, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Monday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from Sacramento to Des Moines

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Sacramento (SMF) to Des Moines (DSM). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 27, 2024.

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June

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$323

One-way from

$242
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From Sacramento Intl to Des Moines
One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines

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 32%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 92% by booking at least 37 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 $634.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $535. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $394. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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 21% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap United Airlines flights from Sacramento to Des Moines

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Sacramento and Des Moines. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced United Airlines flights heading from Sacramento to Des Moines. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Wed 4/105:13 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 30mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$354
Wed 4/107:48 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$381
Fri 4/196:20 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop24h 17mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/226:37 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops17h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$392
Sat 3/233:50 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/309:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$429
Wed 4/107:48 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops20h 13mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$430
Fri 4/196:20 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops18h 13mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/226:37 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops17h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$474
Fri 7/54:10 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/85:08 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop7h 24mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$483
Wed 3/205:20 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 05mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/276:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$495
Sat 3/233:50 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/306:38 amDSM - SMF
2 stops29h 00mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$498

Cheap American Airlines flights from Sacramento to Des Moines

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Sacramento and Des Moines. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Browse through some of the cheapest American Airlines flights traveling from Sacramento to Des Moines. Deals frequently update to provide users with more options.
Sat 5/254:12 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 43mAmerican Airlines
Fri 5/312:48 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 50mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$454
Mon 5/134:12 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 43mAmerican Airlines
Fri 5/171:07 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop10h 03mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$482
Wed 7/1011:59 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop7h 00mAmerican Airlines
Mon 7/157:31 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 28mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$484
Wed 3/207:00 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 01mAmerican Airlines
Wed 3/276:24 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 52mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$486
Mon 5/134:12 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 43mAmerican Airlines
Fri 5/175:04 amDSM - SMF
2 stops9h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$489
Wed 3/207:00 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 01mAmerican Airlines
Wed 3/2712:47 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops11h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$491
Wed 7/1012:49 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops8h 28mAmerican Airlines
Mon 7/157:31 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 28mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$502
Wed 6/269:54 amSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 20mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/306:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 12mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$511
Mon 5/1312:58 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops8h 04mAmerican Airlines
Fri 5/175:04 amDSM - SMF
2 stops9h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$521

Cheap Sacramento to Des Moines flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Sacramento to Des Moines specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Prices were last updated on February 27, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Sacramento to Des Moines in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Thu 3/148:59 amSMF - DSM
2 stops24h 48mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/187:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop12h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$364
Sat 3/233:50 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/309:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$429
Thu 3/149:28 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop14h 43mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/187:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop12h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$451
Thu 3/149:28 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop14h 43mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - SMF
3 stops27h 01mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$485
Wed 3/207:00 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 01mAmerican Airlines
Wed 3/276:24 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 52mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$486
Wed 3/207:00 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 01mAmerican Airlines
Wed 3/2712:47 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops11h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$491
Wed 3/205:20 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 05mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/276:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$495
Sat 3/233:50 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/306:38 amDSM - SMF
2 stops29h 00mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$498
Thu 3/147:35 pmSMF - DSM
3 stops23h 44mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops20h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$514

Sacramento to Des Moines 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Sacramento and Des Moines in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Sacramento to Des Moines in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Fri 4/1911:30 amSMF - DSM
1 stop24h 55mFrontier
Mon 4/224:06 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 16mFrontier
Deal found 2/25$201
Wed 4/105:13 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 30mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$354
Thu 3/148:59 amSMF - DSM
2 stops24h 48mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/187:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop12h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$364
Wed 4/107:48 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/139:13 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$381
Fri 4/196:20 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop24h 17mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/226:37 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops17h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$392
Sat 3/233:50 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/309:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop26h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$429
Wed 4/107:48 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops20h 13mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$430
Thu 3/149:28 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop14h 43mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/187:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop12h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/27$451
Sat 5/254:12 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 43mAmerican Airlines
Fri 5/312:48 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 50mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$454

Sacramento to Des Moines flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Sacramento to Des Moines for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from Sacramento to Des Moines departing last-minute. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Fri 3/812:40 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop8h 36mDelta
Fri 3/155:59 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops7h 49mDelta
Deal found 2/26$735
Fri 3/89:25 amSMF - DSM
2 stops9h 49mDelta
Fri 3/155:59 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops7h 49mDelta
Deal found 2/26$740
Fri 3/812:40 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop8h 36mDelta
Fri 3/155:59 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops7h 49mDelta
Deal found 2/27$745
Fri 3/88:45 amSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 25mUnited Airlines
Fri 3/151:44 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 52mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/27$750

One-way flights to Des Moines from Sacramento

Search for one-way flight options from Sacramento to Des Moines. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from Sacramento to Des Moines. Those needing a return flight from Sacramento to Des Moines can use the search form above.
Mon 3/119:32 pmSMF - DSM
3 stops35h 39mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$157
Mon 3/119:32 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops35h 39mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$158
Sat 3/308:59 amSMF - DSM
2 stops31h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$239
Sat 3/3011:59 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop8h 46mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$242
Sat 3/301:07 pmSMF - DSM
3 stops24h 03mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$291
Mon 3/115:20 amSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$324

Find flights from Sacramento to Des Moines within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Sacramento to Des Moines that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$201 - $573

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Fri 4/19

1 stop24h 55m

Des Moines

Mon 4/22

1 stop6h 16m

$201

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Wed 4/10

1 stop16h 30m

Des Moines

Sat 4/13

1 stop26h 25m

$354

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Wed 4/10

2 stops13h 55m

Des Moines

Sat 4/13

1 stop26h 25m

$381

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Fri 4/19

1 stop24h 17m

Des Moines

Mon 4/22

2 stops17h 01m

$392

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Sat 3/23

1 stop5h 35m

Des Moines

Sat 3/30

1 stop26h 38m

$429

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Sat 5/25

1 stop5h 43m

Des Moines

Fri 5/31

1 stop5h 50m

$454

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Mon 5/13

1 stop5h 43m

Des Moines

Fri 5/17

1 stop10h 03m

$482

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Wed 7/10

1 stop7h 00m

Des Moines

Mon 7/15

1 stop6h 28m

$484

Sacramento IntlDes Moines

SMF - DSM

SMFDSM

Sacramento Intl

Mon 3/11

1 stop7h 49m

Des Moines

Thu 3/14

2 stops7h 49m

$573

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Deals found on 2/25

When is the best time to book a flight from Sacramento to Des Moines?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Sacramento to Des Moines. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Sacramento to Des Moines, you should look to book at least 36 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Des Moines?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Sacramento to Des Moines. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Sacramento to Des Moines flight should consider departing on Saturday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Des Moines by month

Plan your trip from Sacramento to Des Moines by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Sacramento to Des Moines is currently $235 while a round-trip flight costs $417. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Sacramento to Des Moines (average of $323). Flying from Sacramento to Des Moines in June is currently the most expensive (average of $454). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$323

February

$364

March

$389

April

$379

May

$408

June

$454

July

$433

August

$385

September

$347

October

$370

November

$384

December

$370

Temperature and rainfall in Des Moines by month

Plan your trip to Des Moines by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

DSM

Temperature

23 - 77 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Des Moines

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Des Moines. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Des Moines. Reviews last updated February 27, 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta from Sacramento to Des Moines. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.4
Good
11,817 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.3
Good
15,581 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

6.4
Okay
4,470 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

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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 $201, but on average you can expect to pay $453.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to Des Moines for under $800?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Sacramento to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $800.

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

Frontier, at $201, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sacramento to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include United Airlines and American Airlines. Frontier is currently priced 62% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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What does SMF to DSM mean?

SMF and DSM are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. SMF to DSM refers to a flight route from Sacramento Intl Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Sacramento to Des Moines

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DeltaCheapest$292Average$516FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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United AirlinesCheapest$294Average$585FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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American AirlinesCheapest$375Average$474FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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