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Cheap flights from San Diego to Des Moines (SAN - DSM)

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The best prices from San Diego to Des Moines are usually found in June or August, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Des Moines (DSM)

SAN - DSM
Price
$178 - $430
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$178

From San Diego to Des Moines

One-way from

$129

One-way flight from San Diego 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 San Diego to Des Moines?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 38%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Diego to Des Moines, book at least 25 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 58% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $363 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $501.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Des Moines?

April can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from San Diego 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 San Diego to Des Moines (SAN - DSM)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 30% on flights from San Diego to Des Moines by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SAN to DSM flights for December, January
18 Dec - 21 Dec
$125pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$141pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$158pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Diego found for this year
18 Dec - 21 Dec
$125pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$141pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$158pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from San Diego, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 16 Dec
$350pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
10 Dec - 16 Dec
$352pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
10 Dec - 16 Dec
$360pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Des Moines
7:05 am - 2:31 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
5h 26m
SAN - DSM
Frontier
$129
FlyFar
1:30 am - 8:41 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
29h 11m
SAN - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$187
FlightNetwork
1:15 am - 2:22 pm
Delta
2 Stops
11h 07m
SAN - DSM
Delta
$203
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Des Moines

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Diego 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 San Diego to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from San Diego to Des Moines have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $141, but on average you can expect to pay $198.

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

There are no nonstop flights from San Diego 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 San Diego to Des Moines for under $400?

There are currently 6+ open flights from San Diego to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from San Diego 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 San Diego or Des Moines?

Expected rainfall in San Diego is less than in Des Moines. You can expect this to be the case over the next 12 days.

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in July. The weather in Des Moines is generally hotter than San Diego's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Des Moines?

For as low as $246, American Airlines can have you in Des Moines from San Diego in 7h 59m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($168), and American Airlines ($246) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Des Moines. Frontier is 43% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $40. United Airlines flights start at $147 while deals on Delta start at $203 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Diego to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Diego to Des Moines
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines from San Diego to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego 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
$118 $226 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$122 $356 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$122 $358 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$122 $385 No cancel fee 69%
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