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)

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 March, April 2021

12 Apr - 15 Apr
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
19 Apr - 23 Apr
$88pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
5 Apr - 9 Apr
$93pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to San Diego 2021 flight deals

12 Apr - 15 Apr
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
19 Apr - 23 Apr
$88pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
5 Apr - 9 Apr
$93pp
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 Iowa

8 Aug - 15 Aug
$230pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
8 Aug - 15 Aug
$260pp
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

14 Mar - 20 Mar
$252pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Mar - 19 Mar
$256pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Mar - 17 Mar
$266pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Diego from Iowa

11:30 am - 9:27 am
Frontier
2 Stops
23h 57m
DSM - SAN
Frontier
$116
Gotogate
10:09 am - 6:45 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 36m
DSM - SAN
American Airlines
7:45 am - 7:30 pm
Delta
2 Stops
13h 45m
CID - SAN
Delta
$173
Delta

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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.

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Iowa to San Diego. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

Can I find flights from Iowa to San Diego for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa 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 $111.

Are there nonstop flights from Iowa to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 2 direct flights from Iowa to San Diego under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Iowa to San Diego is less than $245.

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.

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 Dubuque - San Diego.

What are the cheapest Flights from Iowa to San Diego?

While on average a flight from Iowa to San Diego is generally $590, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $129. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - San Diego), you can expect to pay $133 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Iowa to San Diego?

A quick flight from Iowa to San Diego can take about 5h 39m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $126. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Iowa to San Diego is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $88 on this airline.

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 $69 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $129 and Delta from $135 one-way.

Departure points for flights from Iowa to San Diego

Destination information for San Diego

Average temperature for March in San Diego
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in San Diego
2.7 ″

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

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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