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 2022: compare Des Moines to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
DSM - SBA
Price
$290 - $751
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Rainfall
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 40% potential price rise

Cheapest in

December

Best time to find cheap flights, 36% potential price drop

Average price

$296

Average for round-trip flights in August 2022

Round-trip from

$290

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 morning. Doing so could potentially save you 26% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Santa Barbara from Des Moines. Prices for April average $266 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $120. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a April flight can save you 41% on your journey compared to booking in June

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 Friday. 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 65% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 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 $311 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $421 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara in August, September 2022

The best prices found for DSM to SBA flights for August, September
16 Sep - 23 Sep
$439pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Sep - 23 Sep
$549pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
16 Sep - 23 Sep
$630pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Des Moines found for this year
18 Oct - 22 Oct
$251pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 22 Oct
$266pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
6 Oct - 11 Oct
$354pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Cheap United Airlines flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara

18 Oct - 22 Oct
$251pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Oct - 22 Oct
$266pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
6 Oct - 11 Oct
$354pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Cheap American Airlines flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara

20 Oct - 23 Oct
$580pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$920pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$956pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American 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
3:40 am - 7:23 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 43m
DSM - SBA
American Airlines
11:44 am - 10:44 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
25h 00m
DSM - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$302
Kiwi.com
2:14 am - 7:59 pm
United Airlines
3 Stops
19h 45m
DSM - SBA
United Airlines
$1,103
United

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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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $251, but on average you can expect to pay $494.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($251), and American Airlines ($580) offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. United Airlines is currently priced 44% 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 $525 for a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $350 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $334.

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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

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

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