Cheap flights from Des Moines to Sacramento (DSM - SMF)

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The best prices from Des Moines to Sacramento Intl are usually found in October or April, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Sacramento (SMF)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SMF flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.
DSM - SMF
Price
$290 - $474
SMF
Temperature
46.4 - 75.2 °F
SMF
Rainfall
0 - 3.6 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Average price

$415

Average for round-trip flights in June 2022

Round-trip from

$290

From Des Moines to Sacramento Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Sacramento (DSM - SMF)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Des Moines to Sacramento at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 28% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Des Moines to Sacramento at least 44 days early can save you up to 52% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 44 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to Sacramento for as little as $504 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $665 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Users have found that flying from Des Moines to Sacramento on a Friday 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.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Sacramento?

October can be a great time to fly to Sacramento from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $404. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of October for as cheap as $151. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of May.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Sacramento in June, July 2022

The best prices found for DSM to SMF flights for June, July
10 Jul - 12 Jul
$224pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Jul - 9 Aug
$231pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Jul - 15 Jul
$243pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Sacramento 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Des Moines found for this year
10 Jul - 12 Jul
$224pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Jul - 9 Aug
$231pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
15 Sep - 22 Sep
$242pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Sacramento

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from Des Moines, departing today and this week
10 Jul - 12 Jul
$224pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
10 Jul - 18 Jul
$292pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
10 Jul - 17 Jul
$293pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Sacramento Intl from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Sacramento
9:25 am - 5:20 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
21h 55m
DSM - SMF
United Airlines
$291
United
3:30 am - 7:57 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
18h 27m
DSM - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$736
Kiwi.com
5:00 am - 1:05 pm
Delta
2 Stops
10h 05m
DSM - SMF
Delta
$838
Delta

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Sacramento

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to Sacramento Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Des Moines to Sacramento Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Sacramento for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Sacramento for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $224, but on average you can expect to pay $260.

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

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

How popular is this Des Moines to Sacramento flight route?

The Des Moines to Sacramento Intl flight path was viewed by 13 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to Sacramento round-trip from $249. Frontier is priced at 35% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

When booking a flight from Des Moines to Sacramento, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Sacramento?

On average you can expect to pay $528 for a flight from Des Moines to Sacramento. The cheapest flight overall is $22 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - Sacramento Intl) is currently priced at $221.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sacramento, CA

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Sacramento Intl within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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

Returning to Des Moines from Sacramento Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Sacramento

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Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Sacramento.
Average temperature for June in Sacramento
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Sacramento
0.3 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 3 airlines flying from Des Moines to Sacramento Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Sacramento 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
American Airlines
$290 $478 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$290 $500 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$290 $386 No cancel fee 69%
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