Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines (SBA - DSM) from $336

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/4. 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.
SBA — DSM
May 27 — Jun 31

Cheap flight deals from Santa Barbara to Des Moines

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Santa Barbara (SBA) 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 May 22, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

January

Average price

$402

Round-trip from

$323
High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in May 2024
From Santa Barbara to Des Moines

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to Des Moines?

Users have found that flying from Santa Barbara to Des Moines on a Monday 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 Santa Barbara to Des Moines?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 39 days in advance, which can save you up to 149% on flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 39 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $293. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $754.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Santa Barbara to Des Moines?

Flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines lean towards being more expensive in November. Prices are generally better when you fly from Santa Barbara to Des Moines in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $153.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Barbara to Des Moines (SBA - DSM)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Santa Barbara to Des Moines in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 9% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap United Airlines flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Santa Barbara 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 2,730,072 searches. Data last updated May 22, 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced United Airlines flights heading from Santa Barbara to Des Moines. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
Fri 7/195:14 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/225:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 08mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/21$550
Fri 7/195:14 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/295:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops18h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/21$576
Fri 7/195:14 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/225:08 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop21h 43mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/21$604
Fri 7/1911:03 amSBA - DSM
2 stops10h 43mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/225:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 08mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/21$614

Cheap Delta flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Santa Barbara 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 2,730,072 searches. Data last updated May 22, 2024.
Some of the lowest-priced Delta flights we've found at this time heading from Santa Barbara to Des Moines. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Fri 7/197:35 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 04mDelta
Mon 7/296:00 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops7h 43mDelta
Deal found 5/21$551
Fri 7/196:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops14h 19mDelta
Mon 7/296:00 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops7h 43mDelta
Deal found 5/21$587

Cheap Santa Barbara to Des Moines flights in May & June 2024

Find cheap flight options from Santa Barbara to Des Moines specifically for the months of May and June 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,730,072 searches. Prices were last updated on May 22, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Santa Barbara to Des Moines in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Wed 6/195:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop13h 26mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/266:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/22$513
Wed 6/191:11 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 30mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/265:14 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/22$516
Wed 6/195:15 amSBA - DSM
2 stops14h 29mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/266:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/22$577

Santa Barbara to Des Moines 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Santa Barbara and Des Moines in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,730,072 searches. Data last updated May 22, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Santa Barbara to Des Moines in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Thu 7/41:10 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 13mAmerican Airlines
Tue 7/96:15 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 07mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 5/22$336
Thu 7/45:10 amSBA - DSM
1 stop7h 54mAmerican Airlines
Tue 7/93:57 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops8h 25mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 5/22$398
Thu 7/46:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 46mUnited Airlines
Tue 7/95:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 08mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/22$494
Fri 7/194:11 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 48mAmerican Airlines
Mon 7/293:57 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 54mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 5/21$506
Wed 6/195:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop13h 26mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/266:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/22$513
Wed 6/191:11 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 30mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/265:14 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/22$516
Fri 7/195:14 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/225:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 08mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/21$550
Fri 7/197:35 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 04mDelta
Mon 7/296:00 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops7h 43mDelta
Deal found 5/21$551
Fri 7/195:14 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 32mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/295:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops18h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 5/21$576

Find flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Santa Barbara 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 2,730,072 searches. Data last updated May 22, 2024.

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$506 - $614

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Price

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

1 stop5h 48m

Des Moines

Mon 7/29

1 stop6h 54m

$506

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

1 stop16h 32m

Des Moines

Mon 7/22

2 stops19h 08m

$550

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

1 stop8h 04m

Des Moines

Mon 7/29

2 stops7h 43m

$551

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

1 stop16h 32m

Des Moines

Mon 7/29

2 stops18h 54m

$576

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

2 stops14h 19m

Des Moines

Mon 7/29

2 stops7h 43m

$587

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

1 stop16h 32m

Des Moines

Mon 7/22

1 stop21h 43m

$604

Santa BarbaraDes Moines

SBA - DSM

SBADSM

Santa Barbara

Fri 7/19

2 stops10h 43m

Des Moines

Mon 7/22

2 stops19h 08m

$614

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Deals found on 5/21

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Barbara to Des Moines?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to Des Moines. Price data was last updated on May 19, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Santa Barbara to Des Moines flight should consider departing on Tuesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Santa Barbara to Des Moines

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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 May 22, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with United Airlines and Delta from Santa Barbara to Des Moines by reading reviews from past customers. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very good
10,585 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

8.0
Very good
10,585 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,585 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.4
Good
10,870 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,585 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.3
Good
14,421 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,585 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines for under $600 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $506, but on average you can expect to pay $569.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Des Moines round-trip?

    Currently priced at $506, American Airlines will fly you from Santa Barbara to Des Moines and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $550 and $551, respectively. You may be able to fly from Santa Barbara to Des Moines for 3% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

  • What does SBA to DSM mean?

    SBA stands for Santa Barbara Airport, while DSM stands for Des Moines Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Santa Barbara to Des Moines flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines.

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  • Can I find deals for flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Des Moines offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Santa Barbara to Des Moines flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Santa Barbara to Des Moines flight deals updated?

    The Santa Barbara to Des Moines flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 5/22.

  • When is the best time to book a flight from Santa Barbara to Des Moines?

    Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Santa Barbara to Des Moines (average of $323). Flying from Santa Barbara to Des Moines in June is currently the most expensive (average of $444). 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.

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Top 2 airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Des Moines

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American AirlinesCheapest$366Average$505FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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United AirlinesCheapest$443Average$495FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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