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Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines, United States Last modified: Sep 24, 2016 2:40 AM

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Sacramento to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 24, 2016 2:40 AM

We've scanned 21,800,526,162 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Des Moines. United & American frequently offer the best deals on Sacramento to Des Moines flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
SMFDSM
Sat 10/8
1 stop
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Thu 10/20
1 stop
$362
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United
SMFDSM
Wed 10/12
1 stop
DSMSMF
Fri 10/14
1 stop
$362
Select
United
SMFDSM
Sat 10/22
1 stop
DSMSMF
Fri 10/28
1 stop
$362
Select
American
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Thu 12/8
1 stop
DSMSMF
Sun 12/11
1 stop
$379
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Alaska
SMFDSM
Wed 10/12
2 stops
DSMSMF
Sat 10/15
2 stops
$886
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How Much is a Flight from Sacramento to Des Moines?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sacramento to Des Moines, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $469.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Sacramento to Des Moines based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Sacramento to Des Moines?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Sacramento to Des Moines.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $0
7-14 days $0 $362
14-21 days $0 $362
21-30 days $0 $362
30-60 days $0 $428
60-90 days $0 $379
90+ days $0 $406

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sacramento to Des Moines

We've examined 21,808,054,587 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sacramento to Des Moines is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$887 $362 $379 $435 $362 $388

Compare Flight Prices from Sacramento to Des Moines by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Sacramento to Des Moines flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Sacramento Des Moines United 10/8/16 10/20/16 1 $362
November Sacramento Des Moines United 11/23/16 11/30/16 2 $428
December Sacramento Des Moines American 12/8/16 12/11/16 1 $379
January Sacramento Des Moines Alaska 1/3/17 1/12/17 2 $2,559
May Sacramento Des Moines American 5/10/17 5/18/17 1 $406

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Sacramento to Des Moines. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$620
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$620
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$1,004
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$1,004

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Sacramento to Des Moines is $560.

The average price for direct flights from Sacramento to Des Moines is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines

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 Sacramento to Des Moines. 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 Sacramento to Des Moines is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Sacramento to Des Moines is $560.

Sacramento to Des Moines Flight Questions

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

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sacramento to Des Moines?
Answer: Chicago, IL

Airlines in Sacramento flying to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 24, 2016 2:40 AMNumber of routes searched: 55Number of itineraries searched: 13,954

Wondering which airlines fly out of Sacramento to Des Moines? We've gathered the average price of Sacramento airlines with flights to Des Moines. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Sacramento to Des Moines
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX
United DEN
American DFW
American PHX / DFW
American PHX / ORD
American ORD
Delta MSP
Delta ATL
Delta LAX / MSP
Delta SLC / MSP
Delta MSP / DTW
United SFO / DEN
United IAH
United DEN / ORD
United DEN / IAH

Sacramento to Des Moines Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Sacramento and Des Moines. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Sacramento - SMF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Sacramento to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $264
Flights from Sacramento to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, United $248
Flights from Sacramento to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Delta, United $347
Flights from Sacramento to Omaha American, Alaska, Delta, United $243
Flights from Sacramento to Atlanta American, Alaska, Delta, United $368
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City American, Alaska, Delta, United $243

Cheap Domestic Flights to Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $314
Flights from San Jose to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $309
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta $344
Flights from Fresno to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $272
Flights from Reno to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $379
Flights from Oakland to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit $167
Flights from San Francisco to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United $265
Flights from San Jose to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $222
Flights from San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $213
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $309
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $284
Flights from San Francisco to Denver American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $146
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $346
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $72
Flights from San Francisco to St Louis American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $274
Flights from Oakland to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit $147
Flights from San Jose to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta $213
Flights from San Francisco to Houston American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $147
Flights from Fresno to Chicago American, Alaska, Delta, United $290
Flights from San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta $297
Flights from Reno to Chicago American, Alaska, Delta, United $284
Flights from Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit $297
Flights from San Jose to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Delta $306
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $305
Cheap Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines