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Cheap Flights from Des Moines to San Diego, CA, United States - DSM to SAN

Popular flights from Des Moines to San Diego

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 May 25, 2016 $642
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 25, 2016 $355
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 23, 2016 $351
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $344

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM to SAN)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Des Moines to San Diego, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $375.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM to SAN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Des Moines to San Diego based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to San Diego

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Des Moines to San Diego.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$386 $351 $377 $349 $416 $344 $406

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Des Moines to San Diego

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Des Moines to San Diego.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Des Moines San Diego American 5/17/16 5/25/16 1 $355
June Des Moines San Diego United 6/4/16 6/11/16 1 $344
July Des Moines San Diego United 7/12/16 7/20/16 1 $366
August Des Moines San Diego United 8/30/16 9/8/16 1 $349
September Des Moines San Diego Frontier 9/15/16 9/18/16 1 $260
October Des Moines San Diego United 10/26/16 11/1/16 1 $344
November Des Moines San Diego United 11/10/16 11/15/16 1 $366
December Des Moines San Diego American 12/2/16 12/5/16 1 $366

TIPSave $422 by flying into Santa Ana instead of San Diego from Des Moines

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM to SAN)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Des Moines to San Diego. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Des Moines to San Diego is $242.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to San Diego is $451.

Des Moines to San Diego Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Des Moines to San Diego?
Answer: Denver, CO

Airlines Flying from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM to SAN)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Des Moines to San Diego with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Des Moines to San Diego.

Des Moines to San Diego
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Delta MSP / LAX X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Des Moines and San Diego, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Des Moines to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $344
Des Moines to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $344
Des Moines to Las Vegas American, United $314
Des Moines to Phoenix American, Frontier, United $213

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Omaha to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $240
Kansas City to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $261
Cedar Rapids to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $419
Moline to San Diego American, Alaska, United $314
Lincoln to San Diego Alaska, United $293
Dubuque to San Diego American $405
Sioux City to San Diego American $627
Rochester to San Diego American $383
Omaha to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $192
Kansas City to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $167
Cedar Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $354
Kansas City to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Omaha to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, United $255
Omaha to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $214
Kansas City to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $303
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $314
Cedar Rapids to PalomarCheck Dates
Kansas City to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $223
Omaha to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, United $266
Kansas City to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United $394
Cedar Rapids to Las Vegas American, United $344
Omaha to Ontario American, United $385
Omaha to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United $224
Kansas City to Ontario American, Alaska, United $359
Kansas City to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $316
Cedar Rapids to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $354
Cheap Flights from Des Moines to San Diego, CA, United States, from $344 Round trip from DSM to SAN