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

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

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

SMF - DSM
Price
$187 - $398
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 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 to Des Moines

One-way from

$115

One-way flight from Sacramento 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 day to fly round-trip from Sacramento to Des Moines?

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 18% on the overall cost on flights from Sacramento to Des Moines.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 58% by booking at least 25 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 $363.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $308. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $199. 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)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sacramento to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 23% on airfare.

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

The best prices found for SMF to DSM flights for November, December
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$113pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Dec - 13 Dec
$232pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Sacramento found for next year
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$113pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Dec - 13 Dec
$232pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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
2 Dec - 13 Dec
$232pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Dec - 13 Dec
$262pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Dec - 13 Dec
$382pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Des Moines
1:03 pm - 11:03 am
Frontier
2 Stops
20h 00m
SMF - DSM
Frontier
$115
Kiwi.com
1:40 am - 11:59 am
Delta
2 Stops
8h 19m
SMF - DSM
Delta
$139
Delta
11:45 am - 10:42 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
20h 57m
SMF - DSM
United Airlines
$157
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Des Moines

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $311.

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

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

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to Des Moines for under $300?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Sacramento to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento is roughly less than Des Moines. You can assume this to be the case over the next 9 days.

Is Sacramento weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 95 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Des Moines is typically colder than in Sacramento. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Des Moines?

Departing from Sacramento to Des Moines will take you 6h 52m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($68), Delta ($278), and United Airlines ($302) offers the cheapest pricing from Sacramento to Des Moines. These flights start at 80% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $40. However, be on the lookout for offers from Delta and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Sacramento to Des Moines for a low price.

Alternative routes for Sacramento to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

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

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines from Sacramento 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%
Delta
$158 $339 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$150 $417 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$159 $422 No cancel fee 69%
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