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Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM - SAN)

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The best prices from Des Moines to San Diego are usually found in May or April, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to San Diego (SAN)

DSM - SAN
Price
$244 - $512
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from $244 From Des Moines to San Diego
One-way from $140 One-way flight from Des Moines to San Diego
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Diego?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to San Diego, book at least 33 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 19% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $86 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $107.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to San Diego?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in March. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from Des Moines in May are about $98 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $58.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM - SAN)?

When flying from Des Moines to San Diego, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 26% versus a flight in the noon.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego in August, September 2020

The best prices found for DSM to SAN flights for August, September
3 Aug - 7 Aug
$138pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Aug - 7 Aug
$140pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$150pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Diego 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Des Moines found for this year
9 Sep - 14 Sep
$132pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Aug - 7 Aug
$138pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Aug - 7 Aug
$140pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Des Moines, departing today and this week
25 Jul - 31 Jul
$150pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Jul - 31 Jul
$165pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Jul - 31 Jul
$173pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Diego from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Diego
10:58 am - 10:07 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
25h 09m
DSM - SAN
Allegiant Air
$140
Kiwi.com
2:35 am - 9:55 am
Delta
1 Stop
9h 20m
DSM - SAN
Delta
$377
Delta
1:15 am - 11:51 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
12h 36m
DSM - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$768
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to San Diego due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Des Moines and San Diego for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $132, but on average you can expect to pay $205.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $100 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Diego, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to San Diego for under $200?

There are currently 11+ open flights from Des Moines to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

The Des Moines to San Diego flight path was viewed by 30 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or San Diego?

In Des Moines, there will be greater rainfall in Des Moines compared to San Diego over the next 14 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

With an average temperature of 86 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in San Diego are colder than in Des Moines.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to San Diego?

Delta can get you from Des Moines to San Diego in just under 6h 35m. Your travel time can differ by up to .

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to San Diego round-trip?

Flying on Allegiant Air is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $202. Another option worth looking into is Delta, starting at $218 round trip. Allegiant Air is priced at 38% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $92 on Allegiant Air. Another option is Delta, who have fights from $109.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to San Diego
Average temperature for August in San Diego
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for August in San Diego
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Diego

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