Cheap flights from San Jose to Des Moines (SJC - DSM) from $242

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 3/30. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SJC — DSM
Feb 27 — Mar 51

The best prices from San Jose to Des Moines are usually found in January or February, booked 39 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from San Jose to Des Moines

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Jose (SJC) to Des Moines (DSM). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 22, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

January

Round-trip from

$323

One-way from

$254
High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop
From San Jose to Des Moines
One-way flight from San Jose to Des Moines

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

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 45% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 72% by booking at least 40 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 $356.

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

Our data shows that January tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Des Moines from San Jose. Users have commonly found prices around $489 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $346. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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 morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 6% on airfare.

Cheap American Airlines flights from San Jose to Des Moines

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between San Jose and Des Moines. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced American Airlines flights heading from San Jose to Des Moines. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Fri 4/192:21 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 4/216:19 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 23mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$502
Fri 3/222:24 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 39mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/236:24 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$512
Tue 6/1812:45 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Fri 6/216:20 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 52mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$620
Fri 3/2212:47 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops8h 16mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/236:24 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$708
Thu 3/212:24 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 39mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SJC
2 stops14h 04mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/20$769

Cheap United Airlines flights from San Jose to Des Moines

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between San Jose and Des Moines. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on United Airlines flights traveling from San Jose to Des Moines. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Wed 3/208:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/236:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop17h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$436
Tue 4/2310:42 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/276:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 42mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$441
Thu 3/218:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/276:35 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops17h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$452
Sat 4/1310:42 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/201:30 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop22h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$474
Sat 5/254:02 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Fri 5/315:14 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$478
Mon 4/84:03 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop26h 34mUnited Airlines
Thu 4/116:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 42mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$487
Mon 4/84:03 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops27h 41mUnited Airlines
Thu 4/116:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 42mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$492
Tue 6/183:30 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 07mUnited Airlines
Fri 6/216:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 39mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$508
Mon 3/1110:54 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 45mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/136:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop11h 09mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$518

Cheap San Jose to Des Moines flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Jose to Des Moines specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Prices were last updated on February 22, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from San Jose to Des Moines in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Wed 3/208:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/236:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop17h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$436
Thu 3/218:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/276:35 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops17h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$452
Fri 3/222:24 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 39mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/236:24 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$512
Mon 3/1110:54 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 45mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/136:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop11h 09mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$518
Mon 3/117:15 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops14h 09mDelta
Wed 3/135:14 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops16h 29mDelta
Deal found 2/21$526
Mon 3/118:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 35mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/136:35 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops17h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$534
Thu 3/218:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Sun 3/246:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 47mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$546
Thu 3/216:00 amSJC - DSM
2 stops8h 34mDelta
Wed 3/275:46 amDSM - SJC
2 stops12h 39mDelta
Deal found 2/20$608
Wed 3/208:00 amSJC - DSM
2 stops12h 01mAlaska Airlines
Sat 3/235:20 amDSM - SJC
1 stop8h 55mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 2/20$697

San Jose to Des Moines 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Jose and Des Moines in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from San Jose to Des Moines in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Fri 4/199:27 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops14h 58mMultiple Airlines
Sun 4/219:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop24h 12mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$272
Thu 4/117:05 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 06mMultiple Airlines
Sun 4/149:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop29h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$300
Thu 4/117:05 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 06mMultiple Airlines
Sun 4/147:03 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops19h 19mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$340
Tue 4/236:30 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 56mDelta
Sat 4/277:04 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 01mDelta
Deal found 2/20$356
Tue 4/236:20 amSJC - DSM
2 stops12h 34mDelta
Sat 4/277:04 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 01mDelta
Deal found 2/20$361
Sat 4/136:30 amSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 45mDelta
Sat 4/204:30 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops7h 36mDelta
Deal found 2/21$363
Wed 3/208:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Sat 3/236:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop17h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$436
Tue 4/2310:42 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 55mUnited Airlines
Sat 4/276:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 42mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$441
Thu 3/218:35 amSJC - DSM
1 stop12h 50mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/276:35 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops17h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$452

One-way flights to Des Moines from San Jose

Search for one-way flight options from San Jose to Des Moines. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from San Jose to Des Moines. Those seeking round-trip flights from San Jose to Des Moines should utilize the search form at the the top of the page.
Sat 3/303:08 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops29h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$242
Sat 7/64:01 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$254
Sat 3/303:08 pmSJC - DSM
3 stops25h 06mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$291
Sat 3/307:14 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop16h 42mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/20$313
Fri 3/227:14 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop20h 20mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$335
Sat 7/66:30 amSJC - DSM
1 stop8h 13mDelta
Deal found 2/21$359
Sat 7/612:45 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$388
Fri 3/2212:47 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops8h 16mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$484

Find flights from San Jose to Des Moines within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Jose to Des Moines that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.

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Fri 4/19

2 stops14h 58m

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Sun 4/21

1 stop24h 12m

$272

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Thu 4/11

1 stop7h 06m

Des Moines

Sun 4/14

1 stop29h 22m

$300

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Thu 4/11

1 stop7h 06m

Des Moines

Sun 4/14

2 stops19h 19m

$340

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Tue 4/23

1 stop7h 56m

Des Moines

Sat 4/27

2 stops11h 01m

$356

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San Jose

Tue 4/23

2 stops12h 34m

Des Moines

Sat 4/27

2 stops11h 01m

$361

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SJC - DSM

SJCDSM

San Jose

Sat 4/13

1 stop5h 45m

Des Moines

Sat 4/20

2 stops7h 36m

$363

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Wed 3/20

1 stop12h 50m

Des Moines

Sat 3/23

1 stop17h 29m

$436

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Fri 4/19

1 stop6h 40m

Des Moines

Sun 4/21

1 stop6h 23m

$502

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SJC - DSM

SJCDSM

San Jose

Wed 3/20

2 stops12h 01m

Des Moines

Sat 3/23

1 stop8h 55m

$697

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When is the best time to book a flight from San Jose to Des Moines?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Jose to Des Moines. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
The best time to book flights from San Jose to Des Moines is 39 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from San Jose to Des Moines?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Jose to Des Moines. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Jose to Des Moines flight should consider departing on Tuesday at noon when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Des Moines by month

Plan your trip from San Jose to Des Moines by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Jose to Des Moines is currently $333 while a round-trip flight costs $403. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Jose to Des Moines (average of $323). Flying from San Jose to Des Moines in June is currently the most expensive (average of $456). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$323

February

$352

March

$388

April

$380

May

$406

June

$456

July

$433

August

$385

September

$347

October

$370

November

$384

December

$374

Temperature and rainfall in Des Moines by month

Plan your trip to Des Moines by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

DSM

Temperature

23 - 77 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Des Moines

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Des Moines. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Des Moines. Reviews last updated February 22, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta from San Jose to Des Moines to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.4

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It wasn't nice I was close to choked with with very little and very dry snak they didn't offer water till and hr after

8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.4

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It wasn't nice I was close to choked with with very little and very dry snak they didn't offer water till and hr after

8.1
Very good
11,921 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.4

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It wasn't nice I was close to choked with with very little and very dry snak they didn't offer water till and hr after

7.4
Good
11,872 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.4

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It wasn't nice I was close to choked with with very little and very dry snak they didn't offer water till and hr after

7.3
Good
15,643 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,274 reviews

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.4

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It wasn't nice I was close to choked with with very little and very dry snak they didn't offer water till and hr after

Related info for your journey

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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 Multiple Airlines for just $272, but on average you can expect to pay $440.

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

Currently priced at $356, 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 United Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $436 and $502, respectively. These flights start at 27% 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 $254. American Airlines flights start at $313 while deals on Delta start at $359 one-way.

What does SJC to DSM mean?

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Top 2 airlines flying from San Jose to Des Moines

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American AirlinesCheapest$324Average$484FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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United AirlinesCheapest$356Average$552FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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Weekly flight availability from San Jose to Des Moines

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