Cheap flights from San Francisco to Des Moines (SFO - DSM)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Des Moines are usually found in October or November, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to DSM flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
SFO - DSM
Price
$314 - $716
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Rainfall
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$314

From San Francisco to Des Moines

One-way from

$148

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 month to fly from San Francisco to Des Moines?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in March. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from San Francisco in October are about $482 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $266.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to Des Moines at least 61 days early can save you up to 2% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Des Moines for as little as $490 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $490 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Des Moines. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Des Moines in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 46% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Des Moines in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SFO to DSM flights for August, September
17 Sep - 20 Sep
$125pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 Sep - 27 Sep
$160pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Sep - 29 Sep
$161pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Francisco found for this year
17 Sep - 20 Sep
$125pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 Sep - 27 Sep
$160pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Sep - 29 Sep
$161pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Cheap Frontier flights from San Francisco to Des Moines

22 Sep - 27 Sep
$160pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Sep - 27 Sep
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Sep - 29 Sep
$171pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Cheap United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Des Moines

1 Nov - 11 Nov
$214pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$247pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 Aug - 22 Aug
$509pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from San Francisco, departing today and this week
17 Aug - 19 Aug
$246pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$253pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Aug - 22 Aug
$254pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Des Moines
6:00 pm - 5:45 am
Frontier
2 Stops
33h 45m
SFO - DSM
Frontier
$148
Kiwi.com
2:30 am - 7:25 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
14h 55m
SFO - DSM
United Airlines
$158
United
6:16 am - 4:36 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
20h 20m
SFO - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$160
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Des Moines

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Frontier 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 San Francisco to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $125, but on average you can expect to pay $185.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

This flight path from San Francisco 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.

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

Frontier, at $160, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Des Moines. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. Users have found that Frontier is 66% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $79. Users have also found prices from $137 and $163 on United Airlines and Delta, respectively.

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

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Des Moines? While on average our users pay $715, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $19. The most popular route (San Francisco - Des Moines), is priced around $202.

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

When booking a flight from San Francisco to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

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

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

Returning to San Francisco from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Des Moines

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Top 6 airlines flying from San Francisco to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $17 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$128 $275 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$260 $422 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$290 $566 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$306 $664 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$481 $680 No cancel fee 75%
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