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 August or July, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SAN flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
DSM - SAN
Price
$207 - $512
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 36% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$207

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 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 27% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $73 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $98.

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 December. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from Des Moines in July are about $80 on average during July, but can be found for as low as $44.

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 30% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego in May, June 2021

The best prices found for DSM to SAN flights for May, June
26 Jun - 1 Jul
$156pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
26 Jun - 1 Jul
$161pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 May - 17 May
$193pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Des Moines found for this year
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$143pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$145pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Aug - 5 Aug
$151pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to San Diego direct flight deals
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$143pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$145pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Aug - 5 Aug
$151pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-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
11 May - 17 May
$193pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
11 May - 20 May
$208pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
11 May - 24 May
$211pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Diego from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Diego
4:08 pm - 7:26 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
29h 18m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$140
Kiwi.com
1:32 pm - 7:32 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 00m
DSM - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$156
mytrip.com
11:57 am - 10:15 am
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
24h 18m
DSM - SAN
Allegiant Air
$181
Gotogate

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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Des Moines to San Diego to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Des Moines to San Diego are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to San Diego 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 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 Allegiant Air for just $143, but on average you can expect to pay $170.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 16 direct flights from Des Moines to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to San Diego is less than $178.

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

There are currently 20+ 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 18 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?

Allegiant Air can get you from Des Moines to San Diego in just under 3h 40m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Flying on Allegiant Air is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $143. Allegiant Air is priced at 55% 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. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $128 and United Airlines from $147 one-way.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Diego

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to San Diego.
Flight duration
3h 27m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to San Diego 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
Frontier
$114 $239 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$108 $329 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$122 $344 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$107 $390 No cancel fee 71%
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