Cheap flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara (DSM - SBA) from $376

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 10/1. 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 — SBA
Apr 16 — Apr 231

The best prices from Des Moines to Santa Barbara are usually found in January or December, booked 27 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Santa Barbara

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Santa Barbara (SBA). 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 April 11, 2024.

Popular in

March

Cheapest in

January

Average price

$553

Round-trip from

$238
High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2024
From Des Moines to Santa Barbara

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

Flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Santa Barbara.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

To save up to 82% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 45 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Des Moines to Santa Barbara from $255 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $719 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

June is one of the best times of the year to fly to Santa Barbara from Des Moines. Prices for June average $430 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $135. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March. Opting for a June flight can save you 31% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Santa Barbara (DSM - SBA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Des Moines to Santa Barbara in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 18% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Santa Barbara. 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 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Peruse some of the lowest-priced American Airlines flights we've found from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Wed 5/85:15 amDSM - SBA
1 stop5h 55mAmerican Airlines
Tue 5/146:12 amSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 35mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/11$397
Wed 5/85:15 amDSM - SBA
1 stop5h 55mAmerican Airlines
Tue 5/141:12 pmSBA - DSM
2 stops7h 50mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/11$402
Wed 5/86:04 amDSM - SBA
2 stops11h 40mAmerican Airlines
Tue 5/149:56 amSBA - DSM
2 stops11h 06mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/11$407
Wed 7/173:57 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 54mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/244:11 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 48mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$416
Wed 4/246:30 amDSM - SBA
2 stops11h 03mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/44:49 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 06mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$439
Wed 7/175:45 amDSM - SBA
1 stop8h 13mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/246:38 pmSBA - DSM
2 stops12h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/11$442
Wed 7/173:57 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 54mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/246:38 pmSBA - DSM
2 stops12h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$486
Wed 4/246:30 amDSM - SBA
2 stops11h 03mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/49:56 amSBA - DSM
2 stops11h 06mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$505

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Santa Barbara. 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 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on United Airlines flights traveling from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Tue 10/18:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops15h 21mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/85:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$421
Tue 5/71:40 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop9h 41mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/115:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$431
Tue 5/76:00 amDSM - SBA
1 stop17h 21mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/116:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$436
Tue 10/18:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops15h 21mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/86:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops12h 53mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$441
Tue 5/75:05 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops23h 06mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/116:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$456
Wed 7/175:08 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 14mUnited Airlines
Wed 7/2411:03 amSBA - DSM
2 stops10h 43mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/11$512
Tue 4/239:05 amDSM - SBA
1 stop14h 16mUnited Airlines
Mon 5/65:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 23mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$651
Tue 4/239:05 amDSM - SBA
2 stops16h 39mUnited Airlines
Mon 5/65:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$656
Tue 4/231:30 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops12h 14mUnited Airlines
Mon 5/62:00 pmSBA - DSM
2 stops18h 34mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$711

Cheap Des Moines to Santa Barbara flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Santa Barbara specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Prices were last updated on April 11, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Des Moines to Santa Barbara in April and May 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Tue 5/71:40 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop9h 41mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/115:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$431
Tue 5/76:00 amDSM - SBA
1 stop17h 21mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/116:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$436
Wed 4/246:30 amDSM - SBA
2 stops11h 03mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/44:49 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 06mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$439
Tue 5/75:05 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops23h 06mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/116:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$456
Wed 4/246:30 amDSM - SBA
2 stops11h 03mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/49:56 amSBA - DSM
2 stops11h 06mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$505
Tue 4/239:05 amDSM - SBA
1 stop14h 16mUnited Airlines
Mon 5/65:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 23mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$651
Tue 4/239:05 amDSM - SBA
2 stops16h 39mUnited Airlines
Mon 5/65:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$656
Tue 4/231:30 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops12h 14mUnited Airlines
Mon 5/62:00 pmSBA - DSM
2 stops18h 34mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$711

Des Moines to Santa Barbara 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Santa Barbara in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Des Moines to Santa Barbara in April and May 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Tue 10/12:14 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop8h 41mDelta
Tue 10/87:25 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 26mDelta
Deal found 4/10$376
Wed 7/173:57 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop6h 54mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/244:11 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 48mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$416
Tue 10/18:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops15h 21mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/85:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop16h 29mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$421
Tue 5/71:40 pmDSM - SBA
1 stop9h 41mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/115:15 amSBA - DSM
1 stop8h 54mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$431
Tue 5/76:00 amDSM - SBA
1 stop17h 21mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/116:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$436
Wed 4/246:30 amDSM - SBA
2 stops11h 03mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/44:49 pmSBA - DSM
1 stop5h 06mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/10$439
Tue 10/18:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops15h 21mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/86:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops12h 53mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$441
Wed 7/175:45 amDSM - SBA
1 stop8h 13mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/246:38 pmSBA - DSM
2 stops12h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 4/11$442
Tue 5/75:05 pmDSM - SBA
2 stops23h 06mUnited Airlines
Sat 5/116:00 amSBA - DSM
2 stops15h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/9$456

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. 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 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Users needing a return flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara should utilize the search form above.
Sun 4/216:00 amDSM - SBA
1 stop17h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$389
Sun 4/216:00 amDSM - SBA
2 stops19h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 4/10$394

Find flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara 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 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$376 - $441

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Tue 10/1

1 stop8h 41m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

1 stop8h 26m

$376

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Wed 5/8

1 stop5h 55m

Santa Barbara

Tue 5/14

1 stop5h 35m

$397

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Wed 5/8

1 stop5h 55m

Santa Barbara

Tue 5/14

2 stops7h 50m

$402

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Wed 5/8

2 stops11h 40m

Santa Barbara

Tue 5/14

2 stops11h 06m

$407

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Wed 7/17

1 stop6h 54m

Santa Barbara

Wed 7/24

1 stop5h 48m

$416

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Tue 10/1

2 stops15h 21m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

1 stop16h 29m

$421

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Tue 5/7

1 stop9h 41m

Santa Barbara

Sat 5/11

1 stop8h 54m

$431

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Tue 5/7

1 stop17h 21m

Santa Barbara

Sat 5/11

2 stops15h 38m

$436

Des MoinesSanta Barbara

DSM - SBA

DSMSBA

Des Moines

Tue 10/1

2 stops15h 21m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

2 stops12h 53m

$441

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 4/10

When is the best time to book a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara, you should look to book at least 27 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Santa Barbara flight should consider departing on Wednesday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday 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 Santa Barbara by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Santa Barbara by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara is currently $392 while a round-trip flight costs $414. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara (average of $356). Flying from Des Moines to Santa Barbara in June is currently the most expensive (average of $552). 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

$356

February

$394

March

$446

April

$460

May

$464

June

$552

July

$512

August

$444

September

$400

October

$420

November

$449

December

$426

Temperature and rainfall in Santa Barbara by month

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

LAX

Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Santa Barbara

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Santa Barbara. 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 Santa Barbara. Reviews last updated April 11, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with American Airlines and United Airlines from Des Moines to Santa Barbara to help guide your decision. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,206 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

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
11,206 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,206 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

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
11,391 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,206 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

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
15,011 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,206 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.5

Crew

8.6

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 Santa Barbara for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $376, but on average you can expect to pay $491.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to Santa Barbara round-trip?

    According to our current data, Delta ($376), American Airlines ($397), and United Airlines ($421) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. Delta is currently priced 28% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

  • What does DSM to SBA mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Des Moines Airport to Santa Barbara Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a DSM to SBA flight.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

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    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to see available direct flights.

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    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Des Moines to Santa Barbara by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines do offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Des Moines to Santa Barbara flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Des Moines to Santa Barbara flight deals updated?

    The Des Moines to Santa Barbara flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 4/11.

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Top 2 airlines flying from Des Moines to Santa Barbara

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American AirlinesCheapest$376Average$507FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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United AirlinesCheapest$382Average$560FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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