Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Jose (DSM - SJC) from $209

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 8/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
DSM — SJC
Mar 2 — Mar 91

The best prices from Des Moines to San Jose are usually found in April or February, booked 90 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to San Jose

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to San Jose (SJC). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 26, 2024.

Popular in

March

Cheapest in

April

Round-trip from

$293

One-way from

$209
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
From Des Moines to San Jose
One-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 31% 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 24 days in advance, which can save you up to 85% on flights from Des Moines to San Jose compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 24 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 $490. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $501.

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 $497. You can even find prices in April for less than $497, as users have found deals to San Jose from as low as $193. The month of March 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 15%.

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 8% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to San Jose

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Des Moines and San Jose. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated February 26, 2024.
Take a peek at the cheapest Delta flights we've detected traveling from Des Moines to San Jose. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Tue 3/266:57 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 16mDelta
Wed 3/2712:39 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 51mDelta
Deal found 2/25$349
Wed 4/2411:00 amDSM - SJC
2 stops12h 56mDelta
Wed 5/812:55 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 58mDelta
Deal found 2/26$363
Mon 3/185:59 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops7h 56mDelta
Sat 3/236:15 amSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 47mDelta
Deal found 2/26$448
Tue 3/266:57 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 16mDelta
Wed 3/2710:45 amSJC - DSM
2 stops22h 39mDelta
Deal found 2/25$484
Wed 5/227:05 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 11mDelta
Fri 5/317:05 amSJC - DSM
2 stops11h 48mDelta
Deal found 2/26$603
Tue 7/235:35 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops8h 14mDelta
Fri 7/265:15 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops14h 14mDelta
Deal found 2/25$648
Sat 6/295:35 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops8h 14mDelta
Wed 7/37:10 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops12h 19mDelta
Deal found 2/26$728
Thu 5/235:39 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops8h 18mDelta
Sat 6/16:05 amSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 03mDelta
Deal found 2/25$745
Thu 5/2311:00 amDSM - SJC
2 stops13h 20mDelta
Sat 6/110:15 amSJC - DSM
2 stops8h 38mDelta
Deal found 2/25$750

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to San Jose

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Des Moines and San Jose. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated February 26, 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest United Airlines flights we've found from Des Moines to San Jose. Deals frequently update to provide users with more options.
Tue 3/261:44 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop22h 03mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/274:05 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/24$405
Sat 6/295:08 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop7h 07mUnited Airlines
Wed 7/34:01 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$508
Mon 3/185:11 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 18mUnited Airlines
Fri 3/224:05 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$509
Sat 6/295:08 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop7h 07mUnited Airlines
Wed 7/36:40 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops17h 39mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$534
Tue 7/236:50 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops22h 15mUnited Airlines
Fri 7/266:40 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop27h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$555
Thu 8/15:08 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop7h 07mUnited Airlines
Sun 8/117:00 amSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 06mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$584
Mon 3/185:11 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 18mUnited Airlines
Fri 3/224:05 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$588
Sat 6/226:05 amDSM - SJC
2 stops13h 33mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/64:01 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$681
Wed 3/136:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 47mUnited Airlines
Mon 3/184:05 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop26h 34mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$717

Cheap Des Moines to San Jose flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to San Jose specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Prices were last updated on February 26, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Des Moines to San Jose in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 3/266:57 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 16mDelta
Wed 3/2712:39 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 51mDelta
Deal found 2/25$349
Fri 3/227:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop7h 23mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/268:57 amSJC - DSM
2 stops51h 48mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/25$351
Fri 3/225:43 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 46mAmerican Airlines
Tue 3/266:10 amSJC - DSM
1 stop8h 42mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$364
Tue 3/261:44 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop22h 03mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/274:05 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/24$405
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops28h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/2312:00 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops28h 29mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$431
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops28h 30mMultiple Airlines
Fri 3/227:05 amSJC - DSM
2 stops12h 43mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/25$446
Mon 3/185:59 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops7h 56mDelta
Sat 3/236:15 amSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 47mDelta
Deal found 2/26$448
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - SJC
3 stops28h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/2312:00 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops28h 29mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$469
Thu 3/149:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop17h 18mMultiple Airlines
Sun 3/177:05 amSJC - DSM
1 stop29h 06mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$470

Des Moines to San Jose 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and San Jose in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated February 26, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Des Moines to San Jose in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 3/266:57 amDSM - SJC
2 stops11h 16mDelta
Wed 3/2712:39 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop7h 51mDelta
Deal found 2/25$349
Fri 3/227:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop7h 23mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/268:57 amSJC - DSM
2 stops51h 48mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/25$351
Wed 4/2411:00 amDSM - SJC
2 stops12h 56mDelta
Wed 5/812:55 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 58mDelta
Deal found 2/26$363
Fri 3/225:43 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 46mAmerican Airlines
Tue 3/266:10 amSJC - DSM
1 stop8h 42mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$364
Wed 4/2411:43 amDSM - SJC
2 stops12h 58mAmerican Airlines
Wed 5/89:54 amSJC - DSM
2 stops11h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$368
Fri 5/105:34 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 5/126:10 amSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 37mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$401
Tue 3/261:44 pmDSM - SJC
1 stop22h 03mUnited Airlines
Wed 3/274:05 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop5h 20mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/24$405
Mon 3/185:04 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops28h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/2312:00 pmSJC - DSM
2 stops28h 29mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/26$431
Wed 4/248:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop6h 10mAmerican Airlines
Wed 5/82:09 pmSJC - DSM
1 stop6h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$432

One-way flights to San Jose from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to San Jose. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated February 26, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from Des Moines to San Jose. Users can also find round-trip Des Moines to San Jose flights by using the search form above.
Sat 8/35:45 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 24mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$209
Thu 4/2511:00 amDSM - SJC
2 stops9h 42mDelta
Deal found 2/26$214
Thu 4/259:05 amDSM - SJC
1 stop14h 22mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/26$281
Thu 3/145:59 pmDSM - SJC
2 stops7h 56mDelta
Deal found 2/25$290
Thu 3/146:00 amDSM - SJC
1 stop5h 47mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$330
Sat 8/38:00 amDSM - SJC
2 stops16h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/25$346

Find flights from Des Moines to San Jose within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to San Jose that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,409,476 searches. Data last updated February 26, 2024.

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Budget

$349 - $441

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Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Tue 3/26

2 stops11h 16m

San Jose

Wed 3/27

1 stop7h 51m

$349

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Fri 3/22

1 stop7h 23m

San Jose

Tue 3/26

2 stops51h 48m

$351

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Wed 4/24

2 stops12h 56m

San Jose

Wed 5/8

1 stop5h 58m

$363

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Fri 3/22

1 stop6h 46m

San Jose

Tue 3/26

1 stop8h 42m

$364

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Wed 4/24

2 stops12h 58m

San Jose

Wed 5/8

2 stops11h 08m

$368

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Fri 5/10

1 stop5h 40m

San Jose

Sun 5/12

1 stop5h 37m

$401

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Tue 3/26

1 stop22h 03m

San Jose

Wed 3/27

1 stop5h 20m

$405

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Mon 3/18

2 stops28h 30m

San Jose

Sat 3/23

2 stops28h 29m

$431

Des MoinesSan Jose

DSM - SJC

DSMSJC

Des Moines

Wed 5/22

2 stops14h 55m

San Jose

Fri 5/31

1 stop5h 58m

$441

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When is the best time to book a flight from Des Moines to San Jose?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Des Moines to San Jose. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
The best time to book flights from Des Moines to San Jose is 90 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to San Jose?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Jose. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to San Jose flight should consider departing on Tuesday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to San Jose by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to San Jose by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to San Jose is currently $278 while a round-trip flight costs $386. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to San Jose (average of $293). Flying from Des Moines to San Jose in June is currently the most expensive (average of $415). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$298

February

$294

March

$346

April

$370

May

$366

June

$415

July

$387

August

$316

September

$293

October

$298

November

$318

December

$318

Temperature and rainfall in San Jose by month

Plan your trip to San Jose by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SJC

Temperature

50 - 69.8 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing San Jose

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Jose. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Jose. Reviews last updated February 26, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Des Moines to San Jose, such as Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.4
Good
11,829 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.3
Good
15,591 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,853 reviews

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

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Can I find flights from Des Moines to San Jose for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Jose for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $349, but on average you can expect to pay $429.

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

According to our current data, Delta ($349), American Airlines ($364), and United Airlines ($405) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to San Jose. Users have found that Delta is 29% 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 American Airlines ($209), Delta ($214), and United Airlines ($281).

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What does DSM to SJC mean?

This is defined as Des Moines Airport (DSM) and San Jose Airport (SJC). Codes like San Jose Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely.

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Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines to San Jose

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American AirlinesCheapest$286Average$512FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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United AirlinesCheapest$307Average$507FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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DeltaCheapest$362Average$416FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$462Average$750FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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