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Des Moines to San Francisco Last modified: Dec 15, 2019 2:57 -05:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. Frontier & United frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Frontier
DSMSFO
Thu 1/9
1 stop
SFODSM
Thu 1/16
1 stop
$220
United
DSMSFO
Wed 1/8
1 stop
SFODSM
Sun 1/12
1 stop
$294
American
DSMSFO
Wed 2/5
1 stop
SFODSM
Tue 2/11
1 stop
$296
Major Airlines
DSMSFO
Tue 2/11
1 stop
SFODSM
Tue 2/18
1 stop
$296
Alaska
DSMSFO
Sat 1/18
2 stops
SFODSM
Wed 1/22
2 stops
$301

How Much is a Flight from Des Moines to San Francisco?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Des Moines to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $265.

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

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 think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Des Moines to San Francisco 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 Des Moines to San Francisco?

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

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to San Francisco

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Des Moines to San Francisco is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$318$220$294$232$315$220$256

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Des Moines San Francisco Frontier 12/24/19 12/31/19 1 $353
January Des Moines San Francisco Frontier 1/18/20 1/25/20 1 $220
February Des Moines San Francisco Frontier 2/1/20 2/4/20 1 $220
March Des Moines San Francisco Frontier 3/17/20 3/24/20 1 $256
April Des Moines San Francisco United 4/4/20 4/9/20 1 $323
May Des Moines San Francisco American 5/6/20 5/11/20 1 $358
June Des Moines San Francisco American 6/10/20 6/17/20 1 $318
July Des Moines San Francisco American 7/21/20 7/28/20 1 $378

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$556
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$556 $734
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$734 $497
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$497 $256
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$256 $232
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$232

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

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 Des Moines to San Francisco is $322.

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

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

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 Francisco. 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 Francisco is $161.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to San Francisco is $322.

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

Airlines in Des Moines flying to San Francisco Last modified: Dec 15, 2019 2:57 -05:00Number of routes searched: 171Number of itineraries searched: 396,184

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

Des Moines to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW
American PHX
American CLT
American MIA
American ORD
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines DTW
Major Airlines MSP
Frontier DEN
United DEN
United IAH
United ORD
Major Airlines DTW / SLC
United DEN / ABQ
United DEN / AUS

Des Moines to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Des Moines and San Francisco. 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 Flights from Des Moines to San Francisco