Cheap flights from San Jose to Des Moines (SJC - DSM)

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The best prices from San Jose to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Thursday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Jose (SJC) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best SJC to DSM flight in 2021: compare San Jose to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
SJC - DSM
Price
$213 - $466
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$213

From San Jose to Des Moines

One-way from

$158

One-way flight from San Jose to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Jose to Des Moines?

Find a great deal and save up to 101% by booking at least 61 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 Jose to Des Moines within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $421.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Jose to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 10% on airfare.

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

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 36% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Des Moines from San Jose. Users have commonly found prices around $356 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $157. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

The best prices found for SJC to DSM flights for December, January
20 Jan - 3 Feb
$247pp
SJC
San Jose
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
20 Jan - 3 Feb
$251pp
SJC
San Jose
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
20 Jan - 3 Feb
$254pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

San Jose to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Jose found for this year
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$400pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
12 Dec - 16 Dec
$426pp
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$436pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

Last minute flights from San Jose to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from San Jose, departing today and this week
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$400pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
12 Dec - 16 Dec
$426pp
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$436pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Jose

The cheapest one-way flights from San Jose to Des Moines
5:25 am - 4:00 pm
Delta
2 Stops
8h 35m
SJC - DSM
Delta
$158
Delta
7:55 am - 3:07 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
5h 12m
SJC - DSM
United Airlines
$385
United
1:34 am - 7:04 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
15h 30m
SJC - DSM
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From San Jose to Des Moines

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from San Jose to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Jose to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Jose to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $247, but on average you can expect to pay $434.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Jose to Des Moines for under $400?

There are currently 14+ open flights from San Jose to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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

Currently priced at $247, Delta will fly you from San Jose to Des Moines and back. In addition to Delta, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $501 and $524, respectively. These flights start at 30% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $86. Delta flights start at $96 while deals on American Airlines start at $163 one-way.

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

On average you can expect to pay $270 for a flight from San Jose to Des Moines. The cheapest flight overall is $97 while the most popular route, (San Jose - Des Moines) is currently priced at $247.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Jose to Des Moines.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Jose 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 Jose are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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

Returning to San Jose 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 Jose.

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

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Alternative routes for San Jose to Des Moines

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Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Jose 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 Jose

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines flying from San Jose to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Jose 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
Delta
$112 $358 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$116 $183 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$162 $412 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$174 $437 No cancel fee 71%
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