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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to SBA flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
DSM - SBA
Price
$205 - $554
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 41% potential price drop

Average price

$342

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

$205

From Des Moines to Santa Barbara

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 15% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

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

To save up to 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 58 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 $296 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $368 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Santa Barbara from Des Moines. Prices for August average $284 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $147. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 49% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara in November, December 2021

The best prices found for DSM to SBA flights for November, December
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$625pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$629pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$709pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Des Moines found for next year
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$625pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$629pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Dec - 27 Dec
$709pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara
12:06 am - 4:13 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 07m
DSM - SBA
American Airlines
2:09 pm - 6:04 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
17h 55m
DSM - SBA
American Airlines
10:24 am - 5:55 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
21h 31m
DSM - SBA
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Santa Barbara

Which airlines flying from Des Moines to Santa Barbara have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Des Moines to Santa Barbara have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines and American Airlines 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 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 American Airlines for just $303, but on average you can expect to pay $364.

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

According to our current data, American Airlines ($303), and United Airlines ($347) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. American Airlines is currently priced 13% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?

On average you can expect to pay $216 for a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $106 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $303.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Santa Barbara from Des Moines?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Santa Barbara within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from Santa Barbara?

Returning to Des Moines from Santa Barbara

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Santa Barbara

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Destination information for Santa Barbara

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for November in Santa Barbara
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Santa Barbara
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

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