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Des Moines to Carlsbad Flights

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DSM CLD Thu, Apr 2 - Sun, Apr 5 $738

Des Moines and Carlsbad airports and terminals

Airports in Des Moines IA, US
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    Des Moines Airport (DSM)

    Distance from City Center: 5.5 miles

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Airports in Carlsbad CA, US
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    Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)

    Distance from City Center: 4.7 miles

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    San Diego Airport (SAN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.9 miles

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    John Wayne Airport (SNA)

    Distance from City Center: 46.2 miles

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Flights to Carlsbad

Cheap Flights from Des Moines

Locating cheap flights from Des Moines is easy with the assistance of Orbitz.com. Des Moines International Airport (DSM) offers a wide range of affordable flights from top airline providers. This airport offers flights with United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, US Airways and more. Des Moines International is located in Des Moines, IA at 5800 Fleur Drive and is approximately three miles from the downtown area of the city.

Airport Parking Information

DSM provides a variety of airport parking choices to its passengers. These choices include short-term, long-term and economy parking. Short-term rates start at $1per half-hour, with a $24-per-day maximum. Long-term rates start at $2 per hour, with a $12-per-day maximum. Economy rates at DSM start at $2 per hour, with a $5-per-day maximum.

DSM Transportation Information

Passenger transportation options include shuttle buses, car rentals, limousines, taxis and public transit. Bus transportation is offered by Greyhound, Jefferson Bus Lines and Trailways Bus System. Other options can be found through Alamo Car Rental, Budget Rent A Car, Capitol Cab Company and C & C Limousine Services, among others.

Restaurants at Des Moines International Airport

Travelers can choose from a variety of restaurants at DSM, many of which can be found at the Landside Food Court. This dining area is open from 4:30 am to 7:30 pm daily, and is home to a Pizza Hut Express and an American Grill restaurant, among others. Let Orbitz.com help you book cheap flights from Des Moines and learn about your airport options.

Airports in Carlsbad, California

If you are looking for cheap flights to Carlsbad, California, check Orbitz.com to find low fares. Orbitz can find you a low fare for domestic and international travel. McClellan-Palomar Airport, also known as Palomar Airport, is located three miles southeast of downtown Carlsbad. United Express is the only airline at this airport, offering daily flights to and from Los Angeles.

Transportation from the Airport

Taxi service is available to transport you from the airport. You can expect fares to be about $2.40 for the first sixth of a mile and $0.40 for each additional sixth of a mile. There are also two rental car companies available at the airport, Hertz and Avis. We can help you find ground transportation. Orbitz.com works with rental car companies to find you the best rates.

Weather in Carlsbad

Carlsbad has a pleasant climate. The average highs in the summer months are in the 70s, with average lows in the 60s. Summers are dry. Average highs in the winter months are in the 60s, with lows in the 40s. Snow is rare. Most of the annual precipitation falls between December and March.

Major Attractions in Carlsbad

Carlsbad has something to interest everyone. There are over four miles of beautiful, sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing. There are also a dozen golf courses, including the Aviara Golf Club. Legoland has over 60 rides, attractions and shows for kids of all ages to enjoy. If you are planning a trip, check Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Carlsbad.