Cheap flights from Iowa (IA) to San Diego (SAN)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Iowa to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best null to SAN flight in 2022: compare Iowa to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Iowa to San Diego?

To save on the cost of your flight from Iowa 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 Iowa to San Diego?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from Iowa. Users have commonly found prices around $321 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $157. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Iowa to San Diego (IA - SAN)?

When flying from Iowa to San Diego, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Iowa to San Diego in May, June 2022

The best prices found for Iowa to SAN flights for May, June
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$213pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
24 May - 29 May
$214pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
16 Jun - 22 Jun
$218pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Iowa found for this year
4 Sep - 8 Sep
$101pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 3 Nov
$104pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
9 Oct - 27 Oct
$111pp
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 Iowa

Save time with Iowa to San Diego direct flight deals
4 Sep - 8 Sep
$101pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 3 Nov
$104pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
9 Oct - 27 Oct
$111pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Iowa to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Iowa, departing today and this week
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$290pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jun - 3 Jun
$311pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jun - 5 Jun
$319pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Diego from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to San Diego
3:45 pm - 3:13 am
Frontier
2 Stops
13h 28m
CID - SAN
Frontier
$140
Kiwi.com
2:16 pm - 6:27 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 11m
DSM - SAN
American Airlines
10:54 am - 12:09 pm
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 15m
DSM - SAN
Allegiant Air
$173
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Iowa to San Diego

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Diego from Iowa?

San Diego (SAN) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Iowa to San Diego. It is only a 2.6 mi journey from San Diego (SAN) to San Diego’s city center.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Allegiant Air flying from Iowa to San Diego have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $101, but on average you can expect to pay $175.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Iowa to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Iowa to San Diego is less than $196.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Iowa to San Diego?

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

How popular is this Iowa to San Diego flight route?

Within the past month, 22 users have taken a look at flights from Iowa to San Diego.

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

Travelers can expect 1 flight from Iowa to San Diego on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Iowa to San Diego?

A quick flight from Iowa to San Diego can take about 3h 17m. Allegiant Air provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $101. The distance from Iowa to San Diego is about 1433 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Allegiant Air, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $56. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Iowa to San Diego for a low price.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Iowa to San Diego.

What are the most popular routes from Iowa to San Diego?

The most popular route from Iowa to San Diego is Des Moines - San Diego. You may also consider Cedar Rapids - San Diego or Waterloo - San Diego.

What are the cheapest flights from Iowa to San Diego?

While on average a flight from Iowa to San Diego is generally $447, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $25. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - San Diego), you can expect to pay $111 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Iowa 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 Iowa are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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

Returning to Iowa 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 Iowa.

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

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Departure points for flights from Iowa to San Diego

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Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Iowa to San Diego.
Flight duration from Iowa 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

Cedar Rapids (CID)
Dubuque (DBQ)
Des Moines (DSM)
Fort Dodge (FOD)
Mason City (MCW)

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 6 airlines flying from Iowa to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Iowa 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 $197 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$91 $260 No cancel fee 88%
United Airlines
$147 $400 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$158 $377 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$168 $369 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$172 $494 No cancel fee 71%
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