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
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
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

207원

From Des Moines to San Diego

One-way from

$113

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?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday 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.

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%.

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 at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 30% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego in September, October 2021

The best prices found for DSM to SAN flights for September, October
5 Oct - 9 Oct
$89pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$108pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 9 Oct
$110pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Des Moines found for this year
30 Nov - 4 Dec
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Oct - 9 Oct
$89pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$108pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to San Diego direct flight deals
11 Mar - 14 Mar
$377pp
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
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$108pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 9 Oct
$110pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$138pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
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
10:59 am - 7:24 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 25m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$113
Kiwi.com
1:41 am - 8:14 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 33m
DSM - SAN
American Airlines
9:42 am - 5:21 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
33h 39m
DSM - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$157
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to San Diego

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.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $88, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from Des Moines to San Diego under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to San Diego is less than $377.

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 Des Moines to San Diego flight route?

Flights from Des Moines to San Diego have been viewed 30 times in the past calendar month.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to San Diego round-trip from $88. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to San Diego for 72% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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 Delta.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $118. While the most popular route (Des Moines - San Diego) can be booked for $98 on average our data indicates $592 when flying from Des Moines to San Diego

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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.
Average temperature for September in San Diego
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Diego
0.1 ″

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
American Airlines
$107 $390 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$108 $329 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$114 $239 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$122 $344 No cancel fee N/A
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