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 Monday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

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 2022: 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
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.3 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

$152

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 29% on airfare.

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 36 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 36% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $352 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $434.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to San Diego from Des Moines average $321. You can even find prices in August for less than $321, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $157. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 59%.

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

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Diego. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DSM to SAN flights for May, June
16 Jun - 22 Jun
$198pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jun - 22 Jun
$205pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jun - 22 Jun
$209pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Des Moines found for this year
23 Oct - 3 Nov
$96pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$124pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Sep - 4 Sep
$154pp
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
23 Oct - 3 Nov
$96pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$124pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Sep - 4 Sep
$154pp
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
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$283pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$312pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
2 Jun - 7 Jun
$332pp
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
10:55 am - 7:48 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 53m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$152
Kiwi.com
3:42 pm - 4:32 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
14h 50m
DSM - SAN
Allegiant Air
$155
Gotogate
6:25 am - 2:25 pm
Delta
1 Stop
10h 00m
DSM - SAN
Delta
$169
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to San Diego

What airports do I use to fly from Des Moines to San Diego?

If you wish to fly to San Diego from Des Moines, then you need to book flights from Des Moines to San Diego. There is 1 flight from Des Moines (DSM) to San Diego (SAN) per day to choose from. Flights to San Diego from Des Moines are available from 9 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 3h 15m is how long a nonstop flight from Des Moines to San Diego typically takes.

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

Allegiant Air, United Airlines, and American Airlines 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $96, but on average you can expect to pay $186.

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

Cheapflights has at least 19 direct flights from Des Moines to San Diego under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to San Diego is less than $252.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Des Moines to San Diego?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday, Saturday.

How popular is this Des Moines to San Diego flight route?

Flights from Des Moines to San Diego have been viewed 22 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Des Moines to San Diego on average per day?

1 flight departure from Des Moines to San Diego per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

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

Departing from Des Moines to San Diego will take you 3h 17m. Airlines will cover a distance of 1433 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to San Diego round-trip from $96. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to San Diego for 70% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$56 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Allegiant Air. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and Delta, with prices starting from $105 and $169, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to San Diego?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $25. While the most popular route (Des Moines - San Diego) can be booked for $96 on average our data indicates $447 when flying from Des Moines to San Diego.

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

Before booking your flight from Des Moines to San Diego check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

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

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

Returning to Des Moines from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Des Moines.

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

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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 from DSM to SAN
3h 14m
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 6 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
$62 $172 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$91 $199 No cancel fee 88%
United Airlines
$147 $336 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$158 $385 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$168 $369 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$172 $425 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 100% of DSM to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of DSM to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of DSM to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to San Diego.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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