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

DSM — SFO
Oct 9 — Oct 161

The best prices from Des Moines to San Francisco are usually found in October or January, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Sunday

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

$302 - $583

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

SFO

Rainfall

0 - 4.4 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Round-trip from$302From Des Moines to San Francisco
One-way from$215One-way flight from Des Moines to San Francisco

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.

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 31 days early can save you up to 47% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 31 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Des Moines to San Francisco for as little as $530 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 $647 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 July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Des Moines to San Francisco in October, with the cheapest ticket starting at $151.

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 47% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Francisco in October, November 2022

The best prices found for DSM to SFO flights for October, November
Nov 3 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 48m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 3 - Nov 7
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 02m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 53m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 4 - Oct 19
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

11h 09m
$171

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Des Moines to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Des Moines found for this year
Nov 3 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 48m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 3 - Nov 7
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 02m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 53m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 4 - Oct 19
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

11h 09m
$171

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Cheap Frontier flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

Nov 3 - Nov 9
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 48m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 3 - Nov 7
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 02m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

9h 53m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 11 - Oct 15
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 07m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

11h 05m
$171

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

Oct 13 - Oct 18
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

11h 09m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

14h 55m
$454

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Oct 14 - Oct 18
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

20h 34m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

16h 10m
$479

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 13 - Oct 18
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

7h 41m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 45m
$493

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/4/22

Last minute flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Des Moines, departing today and this week
Oct 11 - Oct 15
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 07m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

11h 05m
$171

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Oct 13 - Oct 17
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

10h 47m
$184

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 14 - Oct 17
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 49m
SFO

San Francisco

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

10h 47m
$324

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

One-way flights to San Francisco from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Francisco
Oct 11
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 07m
$86

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Oct 13
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 29m
$94

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Nov 6
DSM

Des Moines

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

41h 52m
$129

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/4/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 Frontier 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 $164, but on average you can expect to pay $220.

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 $164 on this airline. Frontier is currently priced 61% 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 $86. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Des Moines to San Francisco for a low price.

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 American Airlines, Delta and Frontier. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $128. While the most popular route (Des Moines - San Francisco) can be booked for $235 on average our data indicates $1,022 when flying from Des Moines to San Francisco.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Francisco

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Top 5 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$16Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$134Average$222FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$274Average$453FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$289Average$474FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$306Average$585FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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