Cheap flights from Iowa (IA) to San Francisco (SFO)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Iowa to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best null to SFO flight in 2022: compare Iowa to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Iowa to San Francisco (IA - SFO)?

When flying from Iowa to San Francisco, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Iowa to San Francisco?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Iowa. Prices for August average $340 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $153. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 17% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Iowa 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 Iowa 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.

Cheap flights from Iowa to San Francisco in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Iowa to SFO flights for January, February
7 Feb - 9 Feb
$130pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Feb - 16 Feb
$137pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Feb - 12 Feb
$149pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Iowa found for this year
5 Apr - 11 Apr
$129pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Feb - 9 Feb
$130pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Feb - 16 Feb
$137pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Iowa to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Iowa, departing today and this week
31 Jan - 7 Feb
$206pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
31 Jan - 7 Feb
$208pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
31 Jan - 7 Feb
$213pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Francisco from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to San Francisco
1:50 am - 2:46 pm
Delta
3 Stops
14h 56m
DSM - SFO
Delta
$177
Delta
12:32 pm - 8:46 am
Frontier
2 Stops
22h 14m
DSM - SFO
Frontier
$178
Kiwi.com
12:06 pm - 8:46 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
22h 40m
DSM - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$242
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Iowa</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Iowa to San Francisco

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco from Iowa?

San Francisco (SFO), located 11.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Iowa to San Francisco.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Iowa to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa 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 $167.

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

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

How popular is this Iowa to San Francisco flight route?

Flights from Iowa to San Francisco have been viewed 26 times in the past calendar month.

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

$64 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on United Airlines and American Airlines, with prices starting from $147 and $158, respectively.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Iowa to San Francisco?

While on average a flight from Iowa to San Francisco is generally $350, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $103. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - San Francisco), you can expect to pay $171 for that flight.

What are the most popular routes from Iowa to San Francisco?

The most popular route from Iowa to San Francisco is Des Moines - San Francisco. You may also consider Cedar Rapids - San Francisco or Dubuque - San Francisco.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Iowa 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 Iowa.

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

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Departure points for flights from Iowa to San Francisco

Select to see more specific information for flights to San Francisco from all departure points in Iowa.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Iowa to San Francisco.
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
2.2 ″

Airports servicing

Cedar Rapids (CID)
Dubuque (DBQ)
Des Moines (DSM)
Fort Dodge (FOD)
Mason City (MCW)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines flying from Iowa to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Iowa 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 $252 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$122 $383 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$136 $485 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$164 $449 No cancel fee 69%
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