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 2021: 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?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 27% on flights from Iowa to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $73. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $98.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Iowa to San Diego?

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to San Diego from Iowa average $80. You can even find prices in July for less than $80, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $44. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Iowa. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

Cheap flights from Iowa to San Diego in June, July 2021

The best prices found for Iowa to SAN flights for June, July
29 Jun - 4 Jul
$189pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
11 Jul - 18 Jul
$193pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
26 Jun - 4 Jul
$197pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Iowa found for this year
12 Aug - 17 Aug
$166pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Aug - 17 Aug
$178pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Aug - 16 Aug
$187pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Iowa

Save time with Iowa to San Diego direct flight deals
11 Jul - 18 Jul
$193pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jul - 4 Jul
$199pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jul - 4 Jul
$202pp
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
29 Jun - 4 Jul
$189pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
26 Jun - 4 Jul
$197pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
1 Jul - 4 Jul
$199pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-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
1:00 pm - 5:25 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 25m
CID - SAN
American Airlines
11:25 am - 5:30 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 05m
DSM - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$189
Alaska Airlines
9:00 am - 6:06 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
23h 06m
DSM - SAN
United Airlines
$203
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Iowa to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Iowa 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 Iowa 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.

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 Delta flying from Iowa to San Diego have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $166, but on average you can expect to pay $202.

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

Cheapflights has at least 12 direct flights from Iowa to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Iowa to San Diego is less than $236.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Iowa to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

The Iowa 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.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent 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 flight routes from Iowa to San Diego are Des Moines - San Diego, Cedar Rapids - San Diego and 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 $593, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $118. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - San Diego), you can expect to pay $178 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Iowa to San Diego?

A quick flight from Iowa to San Diego can take about 3h 40m. Allegiant Air provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $193. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Iowa to San Diego is Allegiant Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $193 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Frontier, starting at $207.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $89 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Allegiant Air from $128 and United Airlines from $169 one-way.

Departure points for flights from Iowa to San Diego

Select to see more specific information for flights to San Diego from all departure points in Iowa.

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
3h 27m
Average temperature for June in San Diego
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 4 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
$114 $264 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$122 $396 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$108 $398 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$107 $474 No cancel fee 71%
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