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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)

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 to San Francisco

One-way from

$97

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 61 days early can save you up to 99% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for as little as $416 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 $638 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for DSM to SFO flights for November, December
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$113pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
11 Dec - 18 Dec
$121pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Des Moines found for next year
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$68pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$113pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
11 Dec - 18 Dec
$121pp
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
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$113pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$145pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$191pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
3:54 pm - 3:43 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
13h 49m
DSM - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$97
Kiwi.com
1:39 pm - 3:40 am
Frontier
2 Stops
16h 01m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$135
Kiwi.com
3:55 am - 2:16 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
12h 21m
DSM - SFO
United Airlines
$157
United

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.

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 to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $159.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for under $100 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 $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 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 the same amount of rainfall in 1 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?

United Airlines, Frontier, and Delta can get you from Des Moines to San Francisco in just under 5h 50m. Your travel time can differ by up to 52m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($68), United Airlines ($242), and American Airlines ($244) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to San Francisco. Frontier is priced at 80% 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 Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $79. Check flights for United Airlines, as they currently have the next best price.

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 November in San Francisco
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Francisco
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines 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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