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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 August or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

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

DSM - SJC
Price
$197 - $464
SJC
Temperature
82.4 - 86 °F
SJC
Rainfall
0.3 - 11.4 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Average price

$464

Average for round-trip flights in November 2020

Round-trip from

$197

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 day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Jose?

Departing on a Thursday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 55% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 55% by booking at least 30 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Des Moines to San Jose within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $349.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to San Jose from Des Moines average $296. You can even find prices in August for less than $296, as users have found deals to San Jose from as low as $129. 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 35%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to San Jose is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 43% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Jose in November, December 2020

The best prices found for DSM to SJC flights for November, December
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$246pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$300pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$302pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to San Jose 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Jose from Des Moines found for next year
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$246pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Delta
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$300pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$302pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Delta
 
1 STOP
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
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$346pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
Delta
   
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
2:00 am - 10:43 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 43m
DSM - SJC
American Airlines
3:45 am - 7:31 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 46m
DSM - SJC
Delta
$203
Delta
5:12 am - 3:12 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
36h 00m
DSM - SJC
Multiple Airlines
$219
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to San Jose

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to San Jose 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 Des Moines and San Jose 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 Des Moines to San Jose to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Des Moines to San Jose are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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. American Airlines, United 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 American 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 Delta for just $246, but on average you can expect to pay $330.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Jose for under $200 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Jose, 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 Des Moines to San Jose for under $400?

There are currently 1+ open flights from Des Moines to San Jose within the next 7 days for less than $400.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or San Jose?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Des Moines is roughly greater than that of San Jose. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than San Jose?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in San Jose is generally colder than in Des Moines. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to San Jose?

Airlines like Delta, Major Airline, and American Airlines fly from Des Moines to San Jose in about 5h 46m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 09m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to San Jose round-trip from $246. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Major Airline, from $299, and American Airlines, from $300. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to San Jose for 27% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with American Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $202. Delta flights start at $203 while deals on United Airlines start at $284 one-way.

Alternative routes for Des Moines to San Jose

Destination information for San Jose

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to San Jose
Average temperature for November in San Jose
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for November in San Jose
5.4 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing San Jose

Top 3 airlines 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
Delta
$149 $312 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$149 $372 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$149 $400 No cancel fee 71%

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