Cheap flights from Des Moines to Oakland (DSM - OAK) from $153

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DSM — OAK
mar. 2 — mar. 91

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Oakland

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Oakland (OAK). 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 febrero 26, 2024.

Round-trip from

$268

One-way from

$253
From Des Moines to Oakland
One-way flight from Des Moines to Oakland

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Oakland, California?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 60% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to Oakland, California?

Find a great deal and save up to 11% by booking at least 53 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 Des Moines to Oakland, California within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $198.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Oakland, California?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Oakland, California from Des Moines average $467. You can even find prices in February for less than $467, as users have found deals to Oakland, California from as low as $224. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Oakland, California from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 20%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Oakland, California (DSM - OAK)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to Oakland, California is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 31% on airfare.

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to Oakland

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Des Moines and Oakland. 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 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated febrero 26, 2024.
Check out some of the cheapest Delta flights we've come across from Des Moines to Oakland. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
mar. 4/3011:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 11mDelta
mié. 5/87:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/25$358
lun. 3/185:59 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops7h 55mDelta
mié. 3/2011:57 amOAK - DSM
2 stops19h 43mDelta
Deal found 2/25$449
mar. 4/2311:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops14h 59mDelta
mar. 4/305:50 amOAK - DSM
2 stops13h 04mDelta
Deal found 2/26$454
mar. 4/3011:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 11mDelta
mié. 5/87:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/26$456
dom. 4/1411:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops12h 38mDelta
jue. 4/187:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 54mDelta
Deal found 2/26$457
lun. 4/2211:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops12h 38mDelta
mar. 4/305:50 amOAK - DSM
2 stops13h 04mDelta
Deal found 2/26$500
mié. 4/247:04 amDSM - OAK
2 stops16h 34mDelta
mar. 4/305:50 amOAK - DSM
2 stops13h 04mDelta
Deal found 2/26$543
jue. 5/235:39 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 12mDelta
sáb. 6/17:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/25$684
mar. 4/2311:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 11mDelta
mar. 4/305:50 amOAK - DSM
2 stops8h 36mDelta
Deal found 2/25$724

Cheap American Airlines flights from Des Moines to Oakland

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Oakland. 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 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated febrero 26, 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available American Airlines flights departing from Des Moines and landing in Oakland. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
mar. 4/235:58 amDSM - OAK
3 stops15h 18mAmerican Airlines
mar. 4/3011:05 amOAK - DSM
2 stops21h 47mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$2,403
mar. 4/305:58 amDSM - OAK
3 stops15h 18mAmerican Airlines
mié. 5/811:05 amOAK - DSM
2 stops21h 45mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$2,476
mar. 4/235:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops16h 16mAmerican Airlines
mar. 4/3011:05 amOAK - DSM
3 stops22h 35mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$2,488
mar. 4/305:58 amDSM - OAK
3 stops15h 18mAmerican Airlines
mié. 5/811:05 amOAK - DSM
2 stops21h 45mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$2,490
jue. 5/236:04 amDSM - OAK
2 stops19h 55mAmerican Airlines
sáb. 6/112:55 pmOAK - DSM
3 stops20h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$2,618
mar. 4/305:58 amDSM - OAK
3 stops15h 18mAmerican Airlines
mié. 5/811:05 amOAK - DSM
3 stops22h 31mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$2,669
mar. 4/235:58 amDSM - OAK
3 stops15h 18mAmerican Airlines
mar. 4/3011:05 amOAK - DSM
3 stops22h 35mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$2,696
dom. 4/145:58 amDSM - OAK
3 stops16h 09mAmerican Airlines
jue. 4/1811:05 amOAK - DSM
2 stops21h 47mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$2,707

Cheap Des Moines to Oakland flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Oakland specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Prices were last updated on febrero 26, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Oakland in 2024 at this time. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop8h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$394
lun. 3/185:59 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops7h 55mDelta
mié. 3/2011:57 amOAK - DSM
2 stops19h 43mDelta
Deal found 2/25$449
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
vie. 3/155:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop6h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$457
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
lun. 3/185:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop6h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$492
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
dom. 3/178:21 pmOAK - DSM
1 stop15h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$510
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
dom. 3/1710:22 pmOAK - DSM
2 stops20h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$534
jue. 3/74:00 pmDSM - OAK
1 stop8h 57mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop8h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$571
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
2 stops14h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$579
vie. 3/87:30 amDSM - OAK
1 stop17h 27mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop8h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$606

Des Moines to Oakland 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Oakland in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated febrero 26, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Oakland in 2024 at this time. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
lun. 4/227:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 23mMultiple Airlines
mar. 4/309:29 pmOAK - DSM
2 stops42h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$282
mar. 4/3011:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 11mDelta
mié. 5/87:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/25$358
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop8h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$394
lun. 3/185:59 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops7h 55mDelta
mié. 3/2011:57 amOAK - DSM
2 stops19h 43mDelta
Deal found 2/25$449
mar. 4/2311:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops14h 59mDelta
mar. 4/305:50 amOAK - DSM
2 stops13h 04mDelta
Deal found 2/26$454
mar. 4/3011:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 11mDelta
mié. 5/87:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 53mDelta
Deal found 2/26$456
dom. 4/1411:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops12h 38mDelta
jue. 4/187:00 amOAK - DSM
2 stops11h 54mDelta
Deal found 2/26$457
jue. 5/237:30 amDSM - OAK
1 stop8h 20mMultiple Airlines
sáb. 6/110:00 amOAK - DSM
1 stop27h 27mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/25$462
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
lun. 3/185:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop6h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$492

Des Moines to Oakland flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Des Moines to Oakland 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 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated febrero 26, 2024.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Des Moines to Oakland. To prevent any unwanted surprises, users should verify their flight info before booking.
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop8h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$394
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
vie. 3/155:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop6h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$457
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
lun. 3/185:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop6h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$492
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 57mMultiple Airlines
dom. 3/178:21 pmOAK - DSM
1 stop15h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$510
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
dom. 3/1710:22 pmOAK - DSM
2 stops20h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$534
jue. 3/74:00 pmDSM - OAK
1 stop8h 57mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop8h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$571
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/145:15 amOAK - DSM
2 stops14h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$579
mié. 3/610:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
sáb. 3/1610:22 pmOAK - DSM
1 stop14h 48mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$618
jue. 3/74:00 pmDSM - OAK
1 stop8h 57mMultiple Airlines
vie. 3/155:15 amOAK - DSM
1 stop6h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$634

One-way flights to Oakland from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to Oakland. 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 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated febrero 26, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from Des Moines to Oakland can select one of these great deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Des Moines to Oakland instead should update the search form at the top of page.
lun. 3/44:52 pmDSM - OAK
3 stops32h 36mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$153
lun. 3/44:52 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops32h 36mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$165
vie. 4/264:08 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops29h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$167
lun. 3/255:59 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops7h 55mDelta
Deal found 2/26$199
lun. 4/155:44 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops8h 15mDelta
Deal found 2/25$234
vie. 4/267:00 amDSM - OAK
1 stop19h 19mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$237
lun. 3/47:30 amDSM - OAK
1 stop14h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/24$239
vie. 6/2112:45 pmDSM - OAK
2 stops23h 21mAllegiant Air
Deal found 2/25$253
dom. 4/1411:00 amDSM - OAK
2 stops12h 38mDelta
Deal found 2/26$258

Find flights from Des Moines to Oakland within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Oakland 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 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated febrero 26, 2024.

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$282 - $571

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Price

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

lun. 4/22

1 stop14h 23m

Oakland

mar. 4/30

2 stops42h 57m

$282

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

mar. 4/30

2 stops8h 11m

Oakland

mié. 5/8

2 stops11h 53m

$358

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

lun. 3/18

2 stops7h 55m

Oakland

mié. 3/20

2 stops19h 43m

$449

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

mar. 4/23

2 stops14h 59m

Oakland

mar. 4/30

2 stops13h 04m

$454

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

mar. 4/30

2 stops8h 11m

Oakland

mié. 5/8

2 stops11h 53m

$456

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

dom. 4/14

2 stops12h 38m

Oakland

jue. 4/18

2 stops11h 54m

$457

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

jue. 5/23

1 stop8h 20m

Oakland

sáb. 6/1

1 stop27h 27m

$462

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

lun. 4/22

2 stops12h 38m

Oakland

mar. 4/30

2 stops13h 04m

$500

Des MoinesOakland

DSM - OAK

DSMOAK

Des Moines

jue. 3/7

1 stop8h 57m

Oakland

jue. 3/14

1 stop8h 56m

$571

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Deals found on 2/26

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Oakland, California?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Oakland. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Oakland, California flight should consider departing on Thursday mornings 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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Average price of flights to Oakland by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Oakland by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Oakland is currently $212 while a round-trip flight costs $443. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Oakland, California (average of $168). Flying from Des Moines to Oakland, California in June is currently the most expensive (average of $244). 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

$201

February

$209

March

$193

April

$208

May

$213

June

$244

July

$218

August

$178

September

$185

October

$168

November

$202

December

$209

Temperature and rainfall in Oakland by month

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

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Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Oakland

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Oakland. 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 Oakland. Reviews last updated febrero 26, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Delta and American Airlines from Des Moines to Oakland to help guide your decision. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.5
Good
1,097 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.3
Good
15,591 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

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Can I find flights from Des Moines to Oakland, California for under $300 on Cheapflights?

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There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to Oakland, California within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Des Moines to Oakland, California round-trip?

Currently priced at $358, Delta will fly you from Des Moines to Oakland, California and back. In addition to Delta, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Des Moines to Oakland, California one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Delta, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $199. However, be on the lookout for offers from Allegiant Air and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Des Moines to Oakland, California for a low price.

What does DSM to OAK mean?

DSM and OAK are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. DSM to OAK refers to a flight route from Des Moines Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Top airline flying from Des Moines to Oakland

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DeltaCheapest$450Average$994FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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