Menu

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

Know your dates, get live prices in seconds:

From
To
Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

The best prices from Des Moines to San Francisco are usually found in February or January, booked 60 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)

DSM - SFO
Price
$268 - $398
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from HK$ 268 From Des Moines to San Francisco
One-way from HK$ 123 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 day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Francisco?

Flights from Des Moines to San Francisco are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

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 44 days early can save you up to 20% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 44 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for as little as $117 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 $137 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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 April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Des Moines to San Francisco in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $61.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Des Moines to San Francisco in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 32% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Francisco in September, October 2020

The best prices found for DSM to SFO flights for September, October
9 Oct - 12 Oct
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$200pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
9 Oct - 11 Oct
$206pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Des Moines found for this year
9 Oct - 12 Oct
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$191pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$195pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
25 Sep - 27 Sep
$246pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
25 Sep - 26 Sep
$279pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
27 Sep - 29 Sep
$345pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Francisco from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Francisco
2:00 am - 6:39 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 39m
DSM - SFO
Delta
$159
Delta
1:40 am - 9:36 am
Delta
2 Stops
9h 56m
DSM - SFO
Delta
$123
Delta
9:37 am - 6:59 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
35h 22m
DSM - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$151
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Des Moines to San Francisco flights.

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $185, but on average you can expect to pay $232.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

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

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to San Francisco for under $300?

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

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 greater rainfall in 0 compared to San Francisco over the next 12 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 to San Francisco?

Delta can get you from Des Moines to San Francisco in just under 6h 27m. Your travel time can differ by up to .

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

According to our current data, Delta ($258), offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to San Francisco. Delta is priced at 22% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Delta, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $123.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to San Francisco
Average temperature for September in San Francisco
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Francisco
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Francisco

Home North America USA California San Francisco Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Francisco