Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Francisco (DSM - SFO)

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The best prices from Des Moines 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 (DSM) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SFO flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
DSM - SFO
Price
$236 - $398
SFO
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 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 to San Francisco

One-way from

$167

One-way flight from Des Moines 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 month to fly from Des Moines to San Francisco?

Flights from Des Moines to San Francisco lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Des Moines to San Francisco in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $153.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Des Moines to San Francisco at least 46 days early can save you up to 32% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 46 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for as little as $369 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $469 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to San Francisco in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 34% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Francisco?

Users have found that flying from Des Moines to San Francisco on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Francisco in January, February 2022

The best prices found for DSM to SFO flights for January, February
6 Feb - 9 Feb
$159pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
31 Jan - 9 Feb
$161pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
31 Jan - 16 Feb
$162pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Des Moines found for this year
1 Mar - 7 Mar
$129pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 May - 16 May
$142pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
6 Feb - 9 Feb
$159pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Des Moines, departing today and this week
30 Jan - 9 Feb
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
28 Jan - 9 Feb
$200pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Jan - 5 Feb
$205pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Francisco from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Francisco
9:18 am - 3:44 am
Frontier
2 Stops
20h 26m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$167
Kiwi.com
6:30 am - 6:58 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
26h 28m
DSM - SFO
United Airlines
$273
United
6:30 am - 4:34 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
24h 04m
DSM - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$280
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to San Francisco

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 to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $129, but on average you can expect to pay $181.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to San Francisco for under $200?

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

How popular is this Des Moines to San Francisco flight route?

Within the past month, 26 users have taken a look at flights from Des Moines to San Francisco.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Des Moines to San Francisco is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $129 on this airline. Frontier is currently priced 62% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $63. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Des Moines to San Francisco for a low price.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $103. While the most popular route (Des Moines - San Francisco) can be booked for $201 on average our data indicates $350 when flying from Des Moines to San Francisco.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to San Francisco?

The most popular airlines flying from Des Moines to San Francisco are Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Des Moines?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from San Francisco?

Returning to Des Moines from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Francisco

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Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to 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 to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to San Francisco 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
$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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