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Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines, United States Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00

San Francisco to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00

We've scanned 26,216,477,370 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Des Moines. American & United frequently offer the best deals on San Francisco to Des Moines flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
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Tue 10/25
1 stop
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Wed 11/2
1 stop
$314
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American
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Tue 12/13
1 stop
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Tue 12/20
1 stop
$314
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American
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Tue 1/17
1 stop
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Tue 1/24
1 stop
$314
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American
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Tue 1/24
1 stop
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Sat 1/28
1 stop
$314
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United
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Tue 10/25
1 stop
DSMSFO
Wed 11/2
1 stop
$314
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United
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Sat 11/19
1 stop
DSMSFO
Tue 11/29
1 stop
$314
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United
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Tue 12/13
1 stop
DSMSFO
Tue 12/20
1 stop
$314
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United
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Tue 1/17
1 stop
DSMSFO
Tue 1/24
1 stop
$314
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United
SFODSM
Tue 1/24
1 stop
DSMSFO
Sat 1/28
1 stop
$314
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Frontier
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Sat 12/10
1 stop
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Thu 12/15
1 stop
$354
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Alaska
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Thu 11/3
2 stops
DSMSFO
Sun 11/6
2 stops
$536
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How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Des Moines?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Des Moines, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $349.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Des Moines?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $479
7-14 days $0 $409
14-21 days $0 $325
21-30 days $0 $314
30-60 days $0 $314
60-90 days $0 $314
90+ days $0 $314

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Des Moines

We've examined 26,224,294,390 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Des Moines is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$325 $314 $325 $325 $365 $314 $469

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Des Moines flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October San Francisco Des Moines American 10/25/16 11/2/16 1 $314
November San Francisco Des Moines United 11/19/16 11/29/16 1 $314
December San Francisco Des Moines American 12/13/16 12/20/16 1 $314
January San Francisco Des Moines American 1/17/17 1/24/17 1 $314
February San Francisco Des Moines Alaska 2/1/17 2/8/17 2 $540
March San Francisco Des Moines United 3/10/17 3/12/17 1 $587
May San Francisco Des Moines Alaska 5/28/17 5/31/17 2 $694
June San Francisco Des Moines United 6/15/17 6/18/17 1 $592

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$568
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$568 $400
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$400 $325
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$325 $336
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$336 $365
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$365

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Des Moines is $361.

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

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Des Moines is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Des Moines is $458.

San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Des Moines?
Answer: Chicago, IL

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00Number of routes searched: 140Number of itineraries searched: 67,788

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Des Moines? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco 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.

San Francisco to Des Moines
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
American PHX
American CLT
American DFW
American ORD
Delta SLC
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
Frontier DEN
United DEN
United EWR
United IAH
United ORD

San Francisco to Des Moines Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco 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 San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $117
Flights from San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $267
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $227
Flights from San Francisco to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United $265
Flights from San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $188
Flights from San Francisco to Omaha American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $306
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, United, Virgin America $111
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 $127
Flights from San Francisco to Cedar Rapids American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $345
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $57
Flights from San Francisco to St Louis American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $284
Flights from San Francisco to Houston American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $147

Cheap Domestic Flights to Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Sacramento to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $339
Flights from San Jose to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $309
Flights from Oakland to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta $313
Flights from Fresno to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $272
Flights from Reno to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, United $319
Flights from Monterey to Des Moines American, United $355
Flights from Oakland to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit $137
Flights from Sacramento to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $264
Flights from San Jose to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $234
Flights from Sacramento to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, United $248
Flights from Oakland to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit $99
Flights from Sacramento to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Delta, United $329
Flights from San Jose to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, United $213
Flights from Sacramento to Omaha American, Alaska, Delta, United $257
Flights from Fresno to Chicago American, Alaska, Delta, United $290
Flights from San Jose to New York Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $277
Flights from Sacramento to Atlanta American, Alaska, Delta, United $349
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Des Moines