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

Know your dates, get live prices in seconds:

From
To
Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

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

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

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to DSM flight in 2022: compare San Diego to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
SAN - DSM
Price
$178 - $430
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Rainfall
1 - 4.9 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

$149

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 19 days in advance to save up to 32% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 19 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Diego to Des Moines 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $275, or $376 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Des Moines (SAN - DSM)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Diego to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Des Moines?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 61% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

June is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from San Diego. Prices for June average $295 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $114. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a June flight can save you 45% on your journey compared to booking in December

Cheap flights from San Diego to Des Moines in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN to DSM flights for May, June
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$176pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$210pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
26 May - 2 Jun
$217pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Diego found for this year
22 Sep - 25 Sep
$95pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
20 Oct - 23 Oct
$98pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$116pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Des Moines direct flight deals
22 Sep - 25 Sep
$95pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
20 Oct - 23 Oct
$98pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$116pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
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
26 May - 2 Jun
$217pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
26 May - 2 Jun
$274pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
26 May - 2 Jun
$300pp
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Des Moines
6:18 pm - 10:59 am
Frontier
1 Stop
14h 41m
SAN - DSM
Frontier
$149
Kiwi.com
10:10 am - 5:57 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
5h 47m
SAN - DSM
Allegiant Air
$160
Gotogate
6:26 pm - 10:51 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 25m
SAN - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$172
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Diego</span> to <span class="emphasized">Des Moines</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Des Moines

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. Allegiant Air, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Allegiant Air with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $95, but on average you can expect to pay $195.

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

Cheapflights has at least 11 direct flights from San Diego to Des Moines under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Des Moines is less than $208.

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

There are currently 8+ open flights from San Diego to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this San Diego to Des Moines flight route?

Flights from San Diego to Des Moines have been viewed 21 times in the past calendar month.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Diego to Des Moines round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Diego to Des Moines is Allegiant Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $95 on this airline. This flight start at 67% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Diego to Des Moines are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to Des Moines is $15. On average you can expect to pay $201. The most popular route, (San Diego - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $95.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to San Diego from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Alternative routes for San Diego 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 San Diego to Des Moines.
Flight duration from SAN to DSM
3h 15m
Average temperature for May in Des Moines
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Des Moines
5.1 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 6 airlines flying 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
Allegiant Air
$75 $153 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$77 $188 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$147 $311 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$147 $457 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$157 $386 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$248 $349 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Des Moines.
Morning 6 AM to noon 100% of SAN to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of SAN to DSM departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SAN to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SAN to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Des Moines.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
Home North America USA Iowa Des Moines Cheap flights from San Diego to Des Moines