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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 Wednesday and return on a Friday

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

SJC - DSM
Price
$213 - $466
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 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

$112

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

Users have found that flying from San Jose to Des Moines on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Jose 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 Jose to Des Moines within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $363.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Des Moines from San Jose 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 Jose. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

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

When flying from San Jose to Des Moines, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 44% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Jose to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SJC to DSM flights for December, January
24 Dec - 1 Jan
$154pp
SJC
San Jose
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
20 Dec - 1 Jan
$185pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
23 Dec - 1 Jan
$200pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose

San Jose to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from San Jose found for this year
24 Dec - 1 Jan
$154pp
SJC
San Jose
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
20 Dec - 1 Jan
$185pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
23 Dec - 1 Jan
$200pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Jose

The cheapest one-way flights from San Jose to Des Moines
1:29 pm - 12:50 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
21h 21m
SJC - DSM
Frontier
$112
Gotogate
3:10 am - 1:48 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 38m
SJC - DSM
Alaska Airlines
5:30 am - 5:11 pm
Delta
2 Stops
9h 41m
SJC - DSM
Delta
$203
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Jose to Des Moines

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. New policies for travelers booking flights from San Jose 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 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Jose to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $154, but on average you can expect to pay $228.

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

There are no nonstop flights from San Jose to Des Moines, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Does it rain more in San Jose or Des Moines?

Expected rainfall in San Jose is more than in Des Moines. You can expect this to be the case over the next 1 days.

Is San Jose weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in July. The weather in Des Moines is generally hotter than San Jose's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

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

Airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta fly from San Jose to Des Moines in about 5h 04m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 07m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($154), Delta ($206), and United Airlines ($242) offers the cheapest pricing from San Jose to Des Moines. Frontier is currently priced 56% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Jose 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 $79. Delta flights start at $139 while deals on United Airlines start at $152 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Jose to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful 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 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
Frontier
$116 $183 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$112 $358 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$162 $412 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$174 $437 No cancel fee 71%
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