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The best prices from Des Moines International to San Francisco are usually found in August or July, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines International (DSM) to San Francisco (SFO)

DSM - SFO
Price
$236 - $398
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$236

From Des Moines International to San Francisco

One-way from

$147

One-way flight from Des Moines International to San Francisco

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 International to San Francisco?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 51% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines International to San Francisco?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 35 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from Des Moines International to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 35 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 $99. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $105.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Des Moines International with a flight ticket averaging about $108. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines International to San Francisco (DSM - SFO)?

When flying from Des Moines International to San Francisco, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 32% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Des Moines International to San Francisco in January, February 2021

26 Feb - 28 Feb
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Feb - 28 Feb
$98pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Feb - 28 Feb
$144pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines International to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

26 Feb - 28 Feb
$88pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Feb - 28 Feb
$98pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
26 Feb - 28 Feb
$144pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Francisco from Des Moines International

2:35 pm - 7:57 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
7h 22m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$147
FlyFar
12:11 pm - 7:54 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 43m
DSM - SFO
American Airlines
1:45 am - 4:50 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
17h 05m
DSM - SFO
United Airlines
$250
United

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines International to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Des Moines to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Des Moines to San Francisco include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Des Moines to San Francisco have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Des Moines International to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines International to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $88, but on average you can expect to pay $196.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines International to San Francisco, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

The Des Moines to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 26 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or San Francisco?

Des Moines will have less rainfall in 2 compared to San Francisco over the next 11 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 86 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in San Francisco is typically colder than in Des Moines. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Des Moines International to San Francisco?

Airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier fly from Des Moines International to San Francisco in about 6h 17m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 21m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Des Moines International to San Francisco is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $88 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and American Airlines, starting at $274 and $276 round-trip. Frontier is currently priced 74% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $64 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $145 and United Airlines from $179 one-way.

Alternative routes for Des Moines International to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines International to San Francisco

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$108 $237 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$122 $337 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$136 $356 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$164 $375 No cancel fee 69%
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