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)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to DSM flight in 2021: 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
Precipitation
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

Average price

$363

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$178

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.
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 morning could potentially save you up to 22% on airfare.

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 June

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

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 37% 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 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.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Des Moines in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SAN to DSM flights for October, November
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$78pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$168pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
11 Nov - 15 Nov
$186pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Diego found for this year
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$78pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$168pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
21 Dec - 10 Jan
$179pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Des Moines direct flight deals
4 Mar - 7 Mar
$128pp
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
21 Oct - 23 Oct
$213pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
20 Oct - 25 Oct
$237pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
22 Oct - 23 Oct
$247pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
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
8:15 am - 8:57 am
Frontier
1 Stop
22h 42m
SAN - DSM
Frontier
$184
Kiwi.com
5:24 am - 10:42 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 18m
SAN - DSM
Allegiant Air
$222
Gotogate
8:51 am - 8:52 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
22h 01m
SAN - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$254
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Related info for your journey

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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. 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $208.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from San Diego to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Des Moines is less than $128.

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

There are currently 20+ 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 are the cheapest airlines flying from San Diego to Des Moines round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Diego to Des Moines is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $78 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Allegiant Air, starting at $128. These flights start at 73% 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 $84. American Airlines flights start at $150 while deals on United Airlines start at $209 one-way.

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

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to Des Moines is $122. On average you can expect to pay $312. The most popular route, (San Diego - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $78.

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, Delta and Frontier. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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 72 hours 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 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

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

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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 28m
Average temperature for October in Des Moines
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Des Moines
2.4 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 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
Frontier
$118 $226 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$122 $358 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$122 $385 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$122 $356 No cancel fee 71%
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