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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 August or September, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Wednesday

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

SFO - DSM
Price
$225 - $556
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$225

From San Francisco to Des Moines

One-way from

$114

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 day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Des Moines?

Saturday 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.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 58% by booking at least 25 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Des Moines within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $363.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Des Moines from San Francisco average $308. You can even find prices in April for less than $308, as users have found deals to Des Moines from as low as $199. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Des Moines from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 27% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Des Moines in November, December 2020

The best prices found for SFO to DSM flights for November, December
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Dec - 23 Dec
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Dec - 25 Dec
$85pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Francisco found for next year
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Dec - 23 Dec
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Dec - 25 Dec
$85pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
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
3 Dec - 7 Dec
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Dec - 4 Dec
$269pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
3 Dec - 7 Dec
$280pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
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
12:01 pm - 2:31 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
24h 30m
SFO - DSM
Frontier
$114
Gotogate
7:50 pm - 3:15 pm
American Airlines
3 Stops
17h 25m
SFO - DSM
American Airlines
7:49 pm - 3:01 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
29h 12m
SFO - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$333
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Des Moines

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from San Francisco to Des Moines include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $158.

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

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 15+ open flights from San Francisco to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Des Moines?

The rainfall in San Francisco is generally same as the rainfall in Des Moines. This will continue over the next 11 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 86 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Des Moines is typically hotter than in San Francisco. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

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

Airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and Frontier fly from San Francisco to Des Moines in about 4h 59m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 9h 37m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($68), and Delta ($246) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Des Moines. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Des Moines for 81% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Des Moines are Frontier ($46), United Airlines ($123), and American Airlines ($138).

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Des Moines
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines 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
Frontier
$105 $245 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$143 $378 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$167 $430 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$181 $441 No cancel fee 69%
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