Cheap flights from Des Moines to Sacramento (DSM - SMF) from $85

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 4/29. 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.
DSM — SMF
Apr 21 — Apr 281

The best prices from Des Moines to Sacramento Intl are usually found in February or November, booked 46 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Saturday

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Sacramento

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Sacramento (SMF). 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 April 16, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$268

One-way from

$108
High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
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From Des Moines to Sacramento Intl
One-way flight from Des Moines to Sacramento Intl

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 Sunday 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 Des Moines to Sacramento?

Users have found that booking a flight from Des Moines to Sacramento at least 53 days early can save you up to 11% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to Sacramento for as little as $198 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 $466 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Sacramento from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $467. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $224. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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 in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 7% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Frontier flights from Des Moines to Sacramento

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Frontier for the route between Des Moines and Sacramento. 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 3,185,007 searches. Data last updated April 16, 2024.
Consider these cheap Frontier flights we've found departing from Des Moines to Sacramento. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.
Sat 8/319:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop20h 28mFrontier
Sat 9/74:00 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop26h 15mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$208
Sun 8/189:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop20h 28mFrontier
Thu 8/224:43 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop25h 38mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$239
Thu 9/129:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop20h 08mFrontier
Sun 9/154:43 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop25h 49mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$248

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Sacramento

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Sacramento. 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 3,185,007 searches. Data last updated April 16, 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available United Airlines flights departing from Des Moines and landing in Sacramento. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Tue 5/216:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 43mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/254:10 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 27mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$376
Fri 8/165:08 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop7h 24mUnited Airlines
Sat 8/178:45 amSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$436
Sat 8/315:11 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 02mUnited Airlines
Sat 9/710:00 amSMF - DSM
2 stops11h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$498
Wed 7/106:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 37mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/145:05 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 41mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$518
Thu 5/95:05 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops18h 17mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/183:41 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 57mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$521
Tue 5/146:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 43mUnited Airlines
Thu 5/166:20 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop24h 28mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$536
Wed 7/105:08 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops18h 25mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/145:05 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 41mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$555
Mon 4/296:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 38mUnited Airlines
Fri 5/33:41 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 57mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/14$556
Sat 8/319:06 amDSM - SMF
2 stops14h 54mUnited Airlines
Sat 9/710:00 amSMF - DSM
2 stops11h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$560

Cheap Des Moines to Sacramento flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Sacramento specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,185,007 searches. Prices were last updated on April 16, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to Sacramento in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 5/137:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop16h 12mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/169:57 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop11h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$254
Mon 5/137:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop16h 12mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/168:50 amSMF - DSM
2 stops24h 21mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$274
Mon 5/134:23 pmDSM - SMF
3 stops27h 41mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/169:57 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop11h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$304
Fri 5/37:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop15h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/87:28 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops20h 32mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$307
Mon 5/134:23 pmDSM - SMF
3 stops27h 41mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/168:50 amSMF - DSM
2 stops24h 21mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$323
Tue 5/216:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 43mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/254:10 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop5h 27mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$376
Fri 5/37:55 amDSM - SMF
3 stops34h 28mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/87:28 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops20h 32mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$383
Fri 5/37:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop13h 06mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/82:39 pmSMF - DSM
3 stops22h 31mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$391
Thu 5/95:15 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 59mAmerican Airlines
Sat 5/182:16 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop6h 46mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/15$396

Des Moines to Sacramento 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Sacramento in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,185,007 searches. Data last updated April 16, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to Sacramento in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Sat 8/319:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop20h 28mFrontier
Sat 9/74:00 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop26h 15mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$208
Sun 8/189:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop20h 28mFrontier
Thu 8/224:43 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop25h 38mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$239
Thu 9/129:15 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop20h 08mFrontier
Sun 9/154:43 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop25h 49mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$248
Mon 5/137:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop16h 12mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/169:57 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop11h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$254
Mon 5/137:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop16h 12mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/168:50 amSMF - DSM
2 stops24h 21mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$274
Mon 5/134:23 pmDSM - SMF
3 stops27h 41mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/169:57 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop11h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$304
Fri 5/37:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop15h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/87:28 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops20h 32mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$307
Mon 5/134:23 pmDSM - SMF
3 stops27h 41mMultiple Airlines
Thu 5/168:50 amSMF - DSM
2 stops24h 21mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$323
Thu 7/182:14 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop9h 34mDelta
Mon 7/2211:05 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop8h 24mDelta
Deal found 4/15$356

Des Moines to Sacramento flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Des Moines to Sacramento 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 3,185,007 searches. Data last updated April 16, 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from Des Moines to Sacramento. Users should examine the flight details to ensure there are no surprises.
Fri 4/265:05 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops29h 48mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/2911:58 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop8h 49mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$586
Fri 4/265:05 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops29h 48mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/297:48 amSMF - DSM
2 stops13h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$596
Fri 4/266:00 amDSM - SMF
1 stop5h 38mUnited Airlines
Mon 4/2911:58 pmSMF - DSM
1 stop8h 49mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$646
Wed 4/248:00 amDSM - SMF
2 stops15h 28mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/285:13 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$671
Wed 4/248:00 amDSM - SMF
2 stops16h 51mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/286:20 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops25h 24mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$676
Wed 4/249:01 amDSM - SMF
1 stop14h 27mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/285:13 amSMF - DSM
1 stop16h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/15$701
Wed 4/249:01 amDSM - SMF
2 stops13h 52mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/286:20 pmSMF - DSM
2 stops25h 24mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/16$720

One-way flights to Sacramento from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to Sacramento. 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 3,185,007 searches. Data last updated April 16, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from Des Moines to Sacramento. Users needing a return flight from Des Moines to Sacramento should utilize the search form above.
Mon 4/294:06 pmDSM - SMF
1 stop6h 16mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$85
Mon 4/294:06 pmDSM - SMF
2 stops30h 37mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$108
Mon 4/294:06 pmDSM - SMF
3 stops28h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$154
Wed 5/155:15 amDSM - SMF
1 stop8h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/15$188
Wed 5/155:00 amDSM - SMF
2 stops9h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/15$253

Find flights from Des Moines to Sacramento within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Sacramento 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 3,185,007 searches. Data last updated April 16, 2024.

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Budget

$208 - $396

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Price

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Sat 8/31

1 stop20h 28m

Sacramento Intl

Sat 9/7

1 stop26h 15m

$208

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Sun 8/18

1 stop20h 28m

Sacramento Intl

Thu 8/22

1 stop25h 38m

$239

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Thu 9/12

1 stop20h 08m

Sacramento Intl

Sun 9/15

1 stop25h 49m

$248

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Mon 5/13

1 stop16h 12m

Sacramento Intl

Thu 5/16

1 stop11h 14m

$254

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Mon 5/13

1 stop16h 12m

Sacramento Intl

Thu 5/16

2 stops24h 21m

$274

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Mon 5/13

3 stops27h 41m

Sacramento Intl

Thu 5/16

1 stop11h 14m

$304

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Thu 7/18

1 stop9h 34m

Sacramento Intl

Mon 7/22

1 stop8h 24m

$356

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Tue 5/21

1 stop5h 43m

Sacramento Intl

Sat 5/25

1 stop5h 27m

$376

Des MoinesSacramento Intl

DSM - SMF

DSMSMF

Des Moines

Thu 5/9

1 stop5h 59m

Sacramento Intl

Sat 5/18

1 stop6h 46m

$396

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 4/15

When is the best time to book a flight from Des Moines to Sacramento?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Des Moines to Sacramento. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Des Moines to Sacramento may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 46 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Sacramento?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Sacramento. Price data was last updated on April 14, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Sacramento flight should consider departing on Thursday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday afternoons 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 Sacramento by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Sacramento by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Sacramento is currently $158 while a round-trip flight costs $295. Price data was last updated on April 14, 2024.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Sacramento (average of $326). Flying from Des Moines to Sacramento in June is currently the most expensive (average of $483). 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

$329

February

$355

March

$404

April

$368

May

$386

June

$483

July

$470

August

$357

September

$361

October

$326

November

$354

December

$356

Temperature and rainfall in Sacramento by month

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

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Sacramento

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Sacramento. 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 Sacramento. Reviews last updated April 16, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Frontier, United Airlines and Delta from Des Moines to Sacramento to help guide your decision. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,123 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.5

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
11,123 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,123 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

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

7.4
Good
11,360 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,123 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.5

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
14,952 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,123 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.5

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

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

6.3
Okay
4,175 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,123 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.5

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 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 Frontier for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $346.

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    There are currently 7+ open flights from Des Moines to Sacramento within the next 7 days for less than $600.

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

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to Sacramento round-trip from $208. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $356, and United Airlines, from $376. Frontier is priced at 55% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

  • What does DSM to SMF mean?

    DSM stands for Des Moines Airport, while SMF stands for Sacramento Intl 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.

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    The amount of baggage you can bring 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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    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to see available direct flights.

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    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Des Moines to Sacramento by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

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

    Many airlines do 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 Des Moines to Sacramento?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Des Moines to Sacramento 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 Des Moines to Sacramento flight deals updated?

    The Des Moines to Sacramento flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 4/15.

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United AirlinesCheapest$346Average$477FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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