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

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The best prices from Des Moines to San Jose are usually found in September or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

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 2022: compare Des Moines to San Jose flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Jose.
DSM - SJC
Price
$310 - $469
SJC
Temperature
50 - 69.8 °F
SJC
Rainfall
0 - 3.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$310

From Des Moines to San Jose

One-way from

$227

One-way flight from Des Moines to San Jose

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to San Jose?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to San Jose from Des Moines average $400. You can even find prices in September for less than $400, as users have found deals to San Jose from as low as $208. The month of December 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 17%.

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 in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 39% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 60% on flights from Des Moines to San Jose compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 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 $434. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $624.

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 23% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Jose in June, July 2022

The best prices found for DSM to SJC flights for June, July
15 Jul - 18 Jul
$421pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
28 Jul - 2 Aug
$423pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
28 Jul - 2 Aug
$448pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Jose 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Jose from Des Moines found for this year
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$241pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Aug - 25 Aug
$242pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Aug - 22 Aug
$265pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to San Jose

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Jose from Des Moines, departing today and this week
6 Jul - 12 Jul
$549pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
6 Jul - 12 Jul
$610pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
6 Jul - 12 Jul
$613pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to San Jose from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to San Jose
3:10 am - 9:22 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 12m
DSM - SJC
Alaska Airlines
7:16 am - 6:34 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
13h 18m
DSM - SJC
United Airlines
$399
United
4:10 am - 11:50 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 40m
DSM - SJC
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to San Jose

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 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 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 Multiple Airlines for just $241, but on average you can expect to pay $373.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to San Jose for under $600?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Des Moines to San Jose within the next 7 days for less than $600.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($396), Delta ($454), and Alaska Airlines ($516) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to San Jose. Users have found that United Airlines is 1% 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 ($199), Alaska Airlines ($227), and American Airlines ($280).

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines 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 $839, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $234. The most popular route (Des Moines - San Jose), is priced around $265.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Jose, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Jose from Des Moines?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering San Jose.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering San Jose.

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from San Jose?

Returning to Des Moines from San Jose

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Jose are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Jose are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Jose

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Destination information for San Jose

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to San Jose.
Average temperature for June in San Jose
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Jose
8.1 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Jose

Top 4 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$165 $376 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$231 $399 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$260 $437 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$281 $411 No cancel fee 75%
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