Cheap flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM - LAX)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Los Angeles are usually found in August or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Friday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to LAX flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
DSM - LAX
Price
$176 - $424
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$176

From Des Moines to Los Angeles

One-way from

$169

One-way flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

August can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $284. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $147. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 58 days in advance, which can save you up to 29% on flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 58 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 $296. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $368.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM - LAX)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 46% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DSM to LAX flights for May, June
6 Jun - 8 Jul
$246pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
30 May - 3 Jun
$255pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
30 May - 3 Jun
$262pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Los Angeles 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines found for this year
11 Jul - 18 Jul
$179pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jul - 15 Jul
$182pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jul - 15 Jul
$184pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Los Angeles direct flight deals
11 Jul - 18 Jul
$179pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jul - 15 Jul
$182pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jul - 15 Jul
$184pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines, departing today and this week
27 May - 29 May
$274pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 May - 31 May
$303pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 May - 30 May
$310pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles
4:00 am - 8:37 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 37m
DSM - LAX
American Airlines
2:30 am - 4:03 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 33m
DSM - LAX
Allegiant Air
11:50 am - 10:51 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
25h 01m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$219
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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Los Angeles

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $179, but on average you can expect to pay $221.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles is less than $232.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Thursday.

How popular is this Des Moines to Los Angeles flight route?

This flight path from Des Moines to Los Angeles was viewed by 22 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Des Moines to Los Angeles on average per day?

1 flight departure from Des Moines to Los Angeles per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

There are many flights that can get you from Des Moines to Los Angeles in 3h 23m. Fly via Allegiant Air to get the fastest option. The distance between Des Moines and Los Angeles is about 1452 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles round-trip?

According to our current data, Allegiant Air ($179), offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to Los Angeles. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles for 37% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

On average you can expect to pay $694 for a flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles. The cheapest flight overall is $41 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $196.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Los Angeles from Des Moines?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from Los Angeles?

Returning to Des Moines from Los Angeles

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Los Angeles

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from DSM to LAX
3h 19m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 6 airlines flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Los Angeles 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
Juneyao Airlines
$14 $20 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Allegiant Air
$84 $164 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$87 $182 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$155 $351 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$163 $369 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$166 $379 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Los Angeles

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