Cheap flights from California to Iowa from $62

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Iowa departing on 6/3. 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.
LAX — DSM
Mar 5 — Mar 121

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Iowa?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 42 days in advance, which can save you up to 94% on flights from California to Iowa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 42 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 $304. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $734.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Iowa?

Flights from California to Iowa lean towards being more expensive in April. Prices are generally better when you fly from California to Iowa in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $144.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Iowa (CA - IA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Iowa as you normally would.

Cheap Frontier flights from California to Iowa

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Frontier for the route between California and Iowa. 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Peruse some of the lowest-priced Frontier flights we've found from California to Iowa. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Fri 4/269:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Wed 5/13:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$114
Wed 4/108:11 amLAX - CID
1 stop6h 34mFrontier
Sat 4/133:58 pmCID - LAX
1 stop6h 42mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$118
Tue 4/912:58 amSFO - DSM
1 stop11h 27mFrontier
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop6h 03mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$120
Fri 5/312:58 amSFO - DSM
1 stop11h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/64:06 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop6h 14mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$128
Thu 5/28:47 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop17h 30mFrontier
Sat 5/113:13 pmDSM - SNA
1 stop6h 24mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$133
Tue 4/912:58 amSFO - DSM
1 stop11h 27mFrontier
Mon 4/154:06 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop27h 55mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$135
Fri 5/38:59 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop15h 14mFrontier
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SNA
1 stop28h 20mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$136
Fri 4/199:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Sat 4/273:13 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop7h 02mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$137
Thu 5/162:29 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop27h 52mFrontier
Mon 5/209:32 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop10h 52mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$146

Cheap Allegiant Air flights from California to Iowa

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Allegiant Air for the route between California and Iowa. 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Take a gander at the lowest prices we've found on Allegiant Air flights from California to Iowa. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Thu 5/212:40 pmSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 20mAllegiant Air
Sun 5/510:00 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop3h 50mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$166
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$169
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/316:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$170
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$179
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Thu 3/286:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$182
Sat 6/13:25 pmLAX - CID
Nonstop3h 32mAllegiant Air
Wed 6/55:22 pmCID - LAX
Nonstop3h 49mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$183
Fri 6/212:43 pmLAX - DSM
Nonstop3h 22mAllegiant Air
Mon 6/248:55 pmDSM - LAX
Nonstop3h 42mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$210
Thu 3/289:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Thu 4/410:00 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop3h 49mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/27$213
Sun 3/249:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/316:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$250

Cheap California to Iowa flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from California to Iowa specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Prices were last updated on February 29, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from California to Iowa in 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Tue 3/127:27 amONT - DSM
1 stop25h 44mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/167:00 amDSM - ONT
1 stop9h 46mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$156
Tue 3/1212:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop8h 12mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/2010:00 amDSM - ONT
1 stop23h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$157
Tue 3/1212:47 amSFO - DSM
1 stop8h 24mFrontier
Wed 3/2012:01 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop8h 24mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$160
Tue 3/197:40 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop13h 31mMultiple Airlines
Sun 3/316:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$166
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$169
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/316:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$170
Tue 3/193:26 pmSNA - DSM
3 stops17h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 3/316:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$174
Tue 3/127:27 amONT - DSM
1 stop25h 44mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - ONT
1 stop9h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$175
Tue 3/197:40 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop13h 31mMultiple Airlines
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$177

California to Iowa 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between California and Iowa in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from California to Iowa in 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Fri 4/269:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Wed 5/13:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$114
Wed 4/108:11 amLAX - CID
1 stop6h 34mFrontier
Sat 4/133:58 pmCID - LAX
1 stop6h 42mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$118
Tue 4/912:58 amSFO - DSM
1 stop11h 27mFrontier
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop6h 03mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$120
Tue 4/912:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop11h 26mFrontier
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - ONT
1 stop10h 34mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$120
Fri 5/312:58 amSFO - DSM
1 stop11h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/64:06 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop6h 14mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$128
Thu 5/28:47 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop17h 30mFrontier
Sat 5/113:13 pmDSM - SNA
1 stop6h 24mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$133
Tue 4/912:58 amSFO - DSM
1 stop11h 27mFrontier
Mon 4/154:06 pmDSM - SFO
1 stop27h 55mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$135
Thu 5/28:47 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop17h 30mFrontier
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SNA
1 stop28h 20mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$135
Fri 5/38:59 pmSNA - DSM
1 stop15h 14mFrontier
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SNA
1 stop28h 20mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$136

Non-stop flights to Iowa from California

Discover non-stop flight options from California to Iowa. Find direct flights with no layovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore non-stop flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Consider booking one of these non-stop flights heading from California to Iowa. If you're looking for other options for flights from California to Iowa, make sure to update the search form at the top of page.
Thu 5/212:40 pmSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 20mAllegiant Air
Sun 5/510:00 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop3h 50mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$166
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$169
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/316:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$170
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Sun 3/246:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$179
Thu 3/219:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Thu 3/286:30 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop4h 02mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$182
Sat 6/13:25 pmLAX - CID
Nonstop3h 32mAllegiant Air
Wed 6/55:22 pmCID - LAX
Nonstop3h 49mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$183
Sat 6/153:20 pmLAX - CID
Nonstop3h 32mAllegiant Air
Sat 6/299:42 pmCID - LAX
Nonstop3h 49mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$192
Fri 6/212:43 pmLAX - DSM
Nonstop3h 22mAllegiant Air
Mon 6/248:55 pmDSM - LAX
Nonstop3h 42mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$210
Thu 3/289:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Thu 4/410:00 amDSM - SNA
Nonstop3h 49mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/27$213

California to Iowa flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from California to Iowa for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from California to Iowa departing last-minute. Tip: verify your flight details before completing your reservation.
Sun 3/1012:59 amONT - CID
1 stop12h 01mFrontier
Wed 3/203:50 pmCID - ONT
1 stop10h 19mFrontier
Deal found 2/29$208
Sun 3/1012:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop6h 37mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/2010:00 amDSM - ONT
1 stop23h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$211
Sun 3/1012:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop6h 37mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - ONT
1 stop9h 38mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$230
Sun 3/1012:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop6h 37mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/2012:00 pmDSM - ONT
2 stops21h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$232
Thu 3/710:59 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop13h 42mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop28h 54mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$237
Thu 3/71:15 pmONT - DSM
1 stop7h 56mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/122:10 pmDSM - ONT
2 stops19h 06mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$245
Fri 3/812:59 amONT - CID
1 stop7h 44mFrontier
Wed 3/133:50 pmCID - ONT
1 stop10h 19mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$258
Thu 3/710:59 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop13h 42mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/122:10 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops20h 19mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$259
Sun 3/1012:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop6h 37mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - ONT
2 stops30h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$259

One-way flights to Iowa from California

Search for one-way flight options from California to Iowa. 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from California to Iowa can select one of these great deals. For those needing a return trip from California, there is a search form available above.
Mon 6/32:51 pmLAX - DSM
Nonstop3h 18mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/29$62
Tue 5/2112:49 amONT - CID
1 stop10h 32mFrontier
Deal found 2/29$65
Tue 4/912:59 amONT - DSM
1 stop11h 26mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$66
Tue 4/167:01 pmSFO - CID
1 stop19h 16mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$70
Wed 5/228:27 pmONT - CID
1 stop17h 44mFrontier
Deal found 2/29$70
Fri 4/1212:58 amSFO - CID
1 stop12h 10mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$71
Thu 3/710:22 amSNA - DSM
Nonstop3h 23mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/28$79
Sun 3/2412:47 amSFO - DSM
1 stop6h 49mFrontier
Deal found 2/27$80
Sat 5/258:10 amLAX - DSM
1 stop10h 05mFrontier
Deal found 2/28$86

Find flights from California to Iowa within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from California to Iowa 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$114 - $283

Route

Depart

Return

Price

San DiegoDes Moines

SAN - DSM

SANDSM

San Diego

Fri 4/26

1 stop5h 09m

Des Moines

Wed 5/1

1 stop6h 50m

$114

Los AngelesCedar Rapids

LAX - CID

LAXCID

Los Angeles

Wed 4/10

1 stop6h 34m

Cedar Rapids

Sat 4/13

1 stop6h 42m

$118

San FranciscoDes Moines

SFO - DSM

SFODSM

San Francisco

Tue 4/9

1 stop11h 27m

Des Moines

Wed 4/17

1 stop6h 03m

$120

OntarioDes Moines

ONT - DSM

ONTDSM

Ontario

Tue 4/9

1 stop11h 26m

Des Moines

Sat 4/13

1 stop10h 34m

$120

OntarioDes Moines

ONT - DSM

ONTDSM

Ontario

Tue 3/12

1 stop25h 44m

Des Moines

Sat 3/16

1 stop9h 46m

$156

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange CntyDes Moines

SNA - DSM

SNADSM

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Thu 5/2

Nonstop3h 20m

Des Moines

Sun 5/5

Nonstop3h 50m

$166

San FranciscoDes Moines

SFO - DSM

SFODSM

San Francisco

Tue 4/9

1 stop8h 41m

Des Moines

Fri 4/12

1 stop8h 25m

$253

San FranciscoCedar Rapids

SFO - CID

SFOCID

San Francisco

Wed 3/27

1 stop6h 53m

Cedar Rapids

Sat 3/30

1 stop6h 03m

$278

San FranciscoCedar Rapids

SFO - CID

SFOCID

San Francisco

Tue 4/16

2 stops9h 52m

Cedar Rapids

Tue 4/23

1 stop8h 10m

$283

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

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Reviews of airlines servicing Iowa

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Iowa. 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 Iowa. Reviews last updated February 29, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from California to Iowa, see what other customers have to say about Frontier, Allegiant Air and United Airlines. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.4

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats were super uncomfortable even in Economy Premium. Paid extra for better seats but it felt like the pads had not been replaced in 40 years. Brutal for a 10 hour flight.

8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.4

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats were super uncomfortable even in Economy Premium. Paid extra for better seats but it felt like the pads had not been replaced in 40 years. Brutal for a 10 hour flight.

8.1
Very good
11,818 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.4

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats were super uncomfortable even in Economy Premium. Paid extra for better seats but it felt like the pads had not been replaced in 40 years. Brutal for a 10 hour flight.

7.6
Good
3,142 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.4

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats were super uncomfortable even in Economy Premium. Paid extra for better seats but it felt like the pads had not been replaced in 40 years. Brutal for a 10 hour flight.

7.5
Good
1,096 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.4

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats were super uncomfortable even in Economy Premium. Paid extra for better seats but it felt like the pads had not been replaced in 40 years. Brutal for a 10 hour flight.

7.4
Good
11,794 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,264 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.4

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Seats were super uncomfortable even in Economy Premium. Paid extra for better seats but it felt like the pads had not been replaced in 40 years. Brutal for a 10 hour flight.

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Can I find flights from California to Iowa for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Iowa for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $114, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Iowa for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 15 direct flights from California to Iowa under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Iowa is less than $231.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Iowa for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Iowa within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this California to Iowa flight route?

What does LAX to DSM mean?

Great question - LAX to DSM just means Los Angeles Airport to Des Moines Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights! Cedar Rapids Airport (CID), Sioux City Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX), Waterloo Airport (ALO), Dubuque Airport (DBQ), Mason City Airport (MCW) are other airports near this flight route and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

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Top 6 airlines flying from California to Iowa

Discover the top 6 airlines that operate flights from California to Iowa. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Allegiant AirCheapest$81Average$221FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%
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FrontierCheapest$88Average$240FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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United AirlinesCheapest$217Average$543FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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American AirlinesCheapest$251Average$503FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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DeltaCheapest$292Average$496FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$333Average$533FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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