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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)

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 7% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 35 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Iowa to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $99, or $105 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Iowa with a flight ticket averaging about $108. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

Cheap flights from Iowa to San Francisco in October, November 2020

The best prices found for Iowa to SFO flights for October, November
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$178pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
6 Nov - 11 Nov
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Iowa found for this year
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$178pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
6 Nov - 11 Nov
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$178pp
CID
Cedar Rapids
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CID
Cedar Rapids
6 Nov - 11 Nov
$185pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Francisco from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to San Francisco
2:12 pm - 6:54 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 42m
CID - SFO
Frontier
1:00 am - 8:42 am
Delta
2 Stops
9h 42m
CID - SFO
Delta
$169
Delta
10:19 am - 6:54 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
34h 35m
CID - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$290
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Iowa to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. New policies for travelers booking flights from Iowa 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 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 $155, but on average you can expect to pay $206.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Iowa 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 Iowa to San Francisco for under $200?

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Iowa 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.

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

When booking a flight from Iowa to San Francisco, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

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

The most popular flight routes from Iowa to San Francisco are Des Moines - San Francisco, Cedar Rapids - San Francisco and Sioux City Sioux Gateway - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from Iowa to San Francisco?

On average you can expect to pay $318 for a flight from Iowa to San Francisco. The cheapest flight overall is $128 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - San Francisco) is currently priced at $213.

How long is the flight from Iowa to San Francisco?

United Airlines, Frontier, and Delta can get you from Iowa to San Francisco in just under 5h 54m. Your travel time can differ by up to 21m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Frontier, at $155, was found to be the cheapest airline from Iowa to San Francisco.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Major Airline and United Airlines.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $40 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $127 and American Airlines from $169 one-way.

Arrival points for flights from Iowa to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Iowa to San Francisco
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing San Francisco

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