Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Jose (DSM - SJC)

DSM — SJC
Feb 1 — Feb 81

The best prices from Des Moines to San Jose are usually found in April or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Des Moines (DSM) to San Jose (SJC)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SJC flight in 2023: compare Des Moines to San Jose flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Jose.

DSM - SJC

Price

$376 - $674

SJC

Temperature

50 - 69.8 °F

SJC

Rainfall

0 - 3.1 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Round-trip from$376From Des Moines to San Jose
One-way from$114One-way flight from Des Moines to San Jose

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Jose?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 56% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to San Jose?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 39% on flights from Des Moines to San Jose compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $551. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $661.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to San Jose?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to San Jose from Des Moines average $483. You can even find prices in April for less than $483, as users have found deals to San Jose from as low as $295. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Jose from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 39%.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to San Jose at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Jose in January, February 2023

The best prices found for DSM to SJC flights for January, February
Feb 18 - Feb 21
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$227

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 14 - Feb 21
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$252

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 14 - Feb 22
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

2 stops

9h 46m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$257

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Des Moines to San Jose 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Jose from Des Moines found for this year
Feb 18 - Feb 21
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$227

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

May 6 - May 9
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

2 stops

11h 57m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

7h 12m
$244

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 14 - Feb 21
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$252

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to San Jose

Feb 18 - Feb 21
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$227

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 14 - Feb 21
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 39m
$252

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Apr 21 - Apr 25
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

5h 56m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

7h 01m
$292

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to San Jose

May 6 - May 9
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

2 stops

11h 57m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

7h 12m
$244

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 20 - Mar 22
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

2 stops

10h 38m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

13h 05m
$267

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Mar 20 - Mar 22
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

2 stops

10h 38m
SJC

San Jose

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 02m
$293

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

One-way flights to San Jose from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Jose
Feb 18
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 17m
$114

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 4
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

2 stops

10h 45m
$118

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 3
DSM

Des Moines

SJC

San Jose

1 stop

6h 07m
$179

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Reviews of Airlines Servicing San Jose

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,386 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The outlet at my seat did not work so I was not able to enjoy the in flight entertainment because my phone was dying.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,386 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,386 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The outlet at my seat did not work so I was not able to enjoy the in flight entertainment because my phone was dying.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,011 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,386 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The outlet at my seat did not work so I was not able to enjoy the in flight entertainment because my phone was dying.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,147 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,386 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The outlet at my seat did not work so I was not able to enjoy the in flight entertainment because my phone was dying.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,680 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,386 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The outlet at my seat did not work so I was not able to enjoy the in flight entertainment because my phone was dying.

Related info for your journey

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

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to San Jose have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Des Moines to San Jose have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Undisclosed Carrier 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 Jose for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Jose for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $227, but on average you can expect to pay $296.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($227), Delta ($244), and American Airlines ($312) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to San Jose. Users have found that United Airlines is 53% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Des Moines to San Jose are United Airlines ($114), American Airlines ($118), and Alaska Airlines ($279).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to San Jose?

Consider Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Des Moines to San Jose.

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

Looking for the cheapest flight from Des Moines to San Jose? While on average our users pay $847, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $382. The most popular route (Des Moines - San Jose), is priced around $227.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Jose

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Top 2 airlines flying from Des Moines to San Jose

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to San Jose choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
American AirlinesCheapest$323Average$522FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$323Average$519FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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