Cheap flights from Des Moines (DSM) to Salinas

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The best prices from Des Moines to Salinas are usually found in October or September, booked 43 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Sunday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SFO flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Salinas flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Salinas.
DSM - S9N
Price
$302 - $581
S9N
Temperature
50 - 60.8 °F
S9N
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

May

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$302

From Des Moines to Salinas

One-way from

$163

One-way flight from Des Moines to Salinas

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 Salinas (DSM - S9N)?

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

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

To save up to 49% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 39 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Des Moines to Salinas from $501 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $664 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to Salinas from Des Moines. Prices for October average $406 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $151. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of May. Opting for a October flight can save you 43% on your journey compared to booking in May

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Salinas in July, August 2022

The best prices found for DSM to Salinas flights for July, August
11 Aug - 15 Aug
$193pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
9 Aug - 12 Aug
$194pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
9 Aug - 16 Aug
$202pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Salinas 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Salinas from Des Moines found for this year
11 Aug - 15 Aug
$193pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
9 Aug - 12 Aug
$194pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
9 Aug - 16 Aug
$202pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Salinas

Late deals on round-trip flights to Salinas from Des Moines, departing today and this week
14 Jul - 18 Jul
$528pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Jul - 17 Jul
$560pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Jul - 17 Jul
$571pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Salinas from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Salinas
12:47 pm - 3:50 am
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 03m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$163
Kiwi.com
11:05 am - 7:52 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 47m
DSM - SFO
American Airlines
4:30 am - 3:45 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
25h 15m
DSM - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$259
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Salinas

What airport do you fly from for flights from Des Moines to Salinas?

Most people fly from Des Moines (DSM) if they book a flight from Des Moines to Salinas. On average, Des Moines has 0 outbound flights to Salinas per day from 8 airlines. Des Moines is conveniently located just 3.6 mi from Des Moines’s city center.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Salinas for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $193, but on average you can expect to pay $236.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Salinas for under $600?

There are currently 17+ open flights from Des Moines to Salinas within the next 7 days for less than $600.

How popular is this Des Moines to Salinas flight route?

The Des Moines to Salinas flight path was viewed by 26 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Des Moines to Salinas one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Des Moines to Salinas are Frontier ($98), United Airlines ($203), and American Airlines ($232).

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

The most popular airlines flying from Des Moines to Salinas are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Salinas?

The cheapest flight price from Des Moines to Salinas is $108. On average you can expect to pay $789. The most popular route, (Des Moines - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $207.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Salinas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Des Moines from Salinas

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

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

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Salinas

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Destination information for Salinas

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Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Salinas

Top 5 airlines flying from Des Moines to Salinas

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Salinas 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
$16 $22 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.

Frontier
$97 $237 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$155 $507 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$155 $427 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$165 $463 No cancel fee 71%
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