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

SAN — DSM
Jan 30 — Feb 61

The best prices from San Diego to Des Moines are usually found in November or September, booked 16 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Thursday

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 2023: compare San Diego to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.

SAN - DSM

Price

$167 - $377

DSM

Temperature

23 - 77 °F

DSM

Rainfall

1 - 4.9 inches

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop
Average price$239Average for round-trip flights in January 2023
Round-trip from$167From San Diego to Des Moines

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 129% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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 16 days in advance to save up to 26% 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 16 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 $271, or $378 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from San Diego. Prices for November average $269 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $98. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a November flight can save you 39% on your journey compared to booking in December

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 afternoon could potentially save you up to 20% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Des Moines in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SAN to DSM flights for January, February
Feb 10 - Feb 19
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 06m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 55m
$168

Multiple Airlines

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Feb 2 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 36m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 10m
$172

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22

Feb 3 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

20h 13m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

18h 47m
$178

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

San Diego to Des Moines 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Diego found for this year
Feb 10 - Feb 19
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 06m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 55m
$168

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 2 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 36m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 10m
$172

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22

Feb 3 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

20h 13m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

18h 47m
$178

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Cheap Frontier flights from San Diego to Des Moines

Feb 27 - Mar 20
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

16h 42m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

13h 54m
$274

Frontier

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 20 - Feb 24
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

24h 37m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

12h 05m
$359

Frontier

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Deal found 1/24

Cheap American Airlines flights from San Diego to Des Moines

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 51m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 23m
$297

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Apr 11 - Apr 18
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 27m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

11h 13m
$355

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/22

Feb 22 - Mar 4
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 51m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 23m
$364

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Des Moines direct flight deals
May 26 - May 29
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 18m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 44m
$266

Allegiant Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Jun 19 - Jun 30
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

3h 18m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

3h 30m
$313

Allegiant Air

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Deal found 1/23

Last minute flights from San Diego to Des Moines

Late deals on return flights to Des Moines from San Diego, departing today and this week
Feb 2 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 36m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

9h 10m
$172

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Feb 3 - Feb 6
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

20h 13m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

18h 47m
$178

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Feb 3 - Feb 7
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

13h 01m
DSM

Des Moines

SAN

San Diego

2 stops

25h 51m
$179

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/22

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Des Moines
Mar 15
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

24h 35m
$76

Frontier

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 10
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 06m
$84

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 8
SAN

San Diego

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

29h 26m
$85

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/23

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Des Moines

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

Allegiant Air
7.5
Good
95 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

Related info for your journey

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

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, American Airlines, and United 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 $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 $168, but on average you can expect to pay $262.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 2 direct flights from San Diego to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Des Moines is less than $289.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 13+ open flights from San Diego to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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 are the cheapest airlines flying 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 $266 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Frontier and American Airlines, starting at $274 and $297 round-trip. These flights start at 1% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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 $76. American Airlines flights start at $179 while deals on Allegiant Air start at $183 one-way.

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 $121. On average you can expect to pay $611. The most popular route, (San Diego - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $178.

Alternative routes for San Diego to Des Moines

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Top 5 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$15Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$75Average$171FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$77Average$239FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$241Average$502FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$349Average$540FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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