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)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to DSM flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
SFO - DSM
Price
$225 - $556
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 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

$176

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.

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 34% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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 December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from San Francisco in August are about $363 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $82.

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 53 days early can save you up to 35% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Des Moines for as little as $377 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 $465 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Des Moines in December, January 2022

The best prices found for SFO to DSM flights for December, January
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 Jan - 27 Jan
$148pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jan - 27 Jan
$165pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
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
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$185pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$187pp
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
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$185pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$187pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
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
1:40 am - 4:00 pm
Delta
2 Stops
12h 20m
SFO - DSM
Delta
$176
Delta
8:24 am - 9:42 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
23h 18m
SFO - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$181
Kiwi.com
3:09 pm - 2:14 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
21h 05m
SFO - DSM
Frontier
$184
Kiwi.com

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

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 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $155, but on average you can expect to pay $262.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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 $155, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and American Airlines. Users have found that Frontier is 57% 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 $70. Users have also found prices from $157 and $173 on American Airlines and United Airlines, respectively.

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 Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

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 $419, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $63. The most popular route (San Francisco - Des Moines), is priced around $224.

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 must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to 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 must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to 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

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 Francisco to Des Moines.
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 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
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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