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Des Moines to San Diego Flights

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Selected fares from Des Moines to San Diego

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
DSM SAN Wed, Sep 3 - Sat, Sep 6 $236
DSM SAN Wed, Sep 3 - Fri, Sep 12 $274
DSM SAN Thu, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 15 $330
DSM SAN Sun, Sep 7 - Sat, Sep 13 $354
DSM SAN Thu, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 15 $360
DSM SAN Wed, Sep 3 - Fri, Sep 5 $528

Des Moines and San Diego airports and terminals

Airports in Des Moines IA, US
map of airports in Des Moines
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    Des Moines Airport (DSM)

    Distance from City Center: 5.5 miles

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Airports in San Diego CA, US
map of airports in San Diego
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    San Diego Airport (SAN)

    Distance from City Center: 2 miles

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Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego

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Featured San Diego Airport Hotels

Hotel only $189

Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County

3 stars
4.2 / 5 66 reviews

2223 Palomar Airport Road Map

...Our all-suite hotel in Carlsbad is located across from the McClellan-Palomar Airport and near popular attractions, restaurants and golf courses.... More

Hotel only $189

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad

3 stars
3.6 / 5 30 reviews

5835 Owens Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

...This Carlsbad, CA hotel features the new Courtyard lobby with inviting, flexible spaces, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard.... More

Hotel only $229

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad

3 stars
3.7 / 5 11 reviews

2000 Faraday Ave. Map

Includes spa treatments & champagne

...The McClellan/Palomar Airport (CLD) is just one mile away making getting to the area for business in Vista, Carlsbad or the US Marine base – Camp Pendleton quick and easy.... More

Hotel only $113

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

3 stars
4.0 / 5 134 reviews

1955 SAN DIEGO AVENUE Map

The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport / Old Town is situated in an outstanding location in Americas Finest City.... More

Hotel only $134

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

4 stars
3.8 / 5 749 reviews

1380 Harbor Island Drive Map

Save 40% on your stay

...Familiar brand with service and marina on San Diego BayNestled at the edge of San Diego Bay, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina enjoys panoramic views of the bay and city skyline.... San... More

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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town

2 stars
4.0 / 5 21 reviews

3900 Old Town Avenue Map

Tucked away among the birthplace of San Diego, California amid the culture and history of the city, this charming Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town provides an escape from... More

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 21 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $338
Earn $3.38
Return Sun, Aug 24 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 30 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $332
Earn $3.32
Return Wed, Sep 3 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in August from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 19 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $332
Earn $3.32
Return Tue, Aug 26 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 11 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) United Airlines $330
Earn $3.30
Return Mon, Sep 15 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Sep 7 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $236
Earn $2.36
Return Fri, Sep 12 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in September from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 9 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $287
Earn $2.87
Return Tue, Sep 16 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 9 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) United Airlines $386
Earn $3.86
Return Sun, Oct 12 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Oct 7 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $281
Earn $2.81
Return Tue, Oct 14 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in October from Des Moines to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Oct 7 Des Moines (DSM) San Diego (SAN) Frontier Airlines $281
Earn $2.81
Return Tue, Oct 14 San Diego (SAN) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines
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Flights to San Diego

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.

Flights to San Diego

Booking flights to San Diego with Orbitz.com helps ensure you get the best rate on your airline tickets. The website makes it easy to find a flight that fits your budget. Orbitz.com searches hundreds of flight combinations to find you a bargain.

San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport is located on North Harbor Drive, approximately three miles from downtown San Diego. The airport has hubs for 20 different airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, JetBlue and Southwest Airlines. The Orbitz.com website searches flights from all available airlines and displays the results, so you can choose a flight that fits your travel needs and budget.

Parking and Transportation

The San Diego International Airport doesn't allow curbside parking. If you're being picked up from the airport, you'll need to pay for parking. Parking costs $2 for every half hour, with a maximum of $28 per day. The airport offers complimentary shuttle services from the parking lot to the airport terminals. Amtrak and the Metro Bus run between the airport and downtown San Diego every 15 minutes. You can also reserve a taxicab at any of the airport's transportation plazas. Orbitz.com can reserve you a rental car for the duration of your trip. The airport has courtesy phones located near baggage claim, so you can request shuttle service to the car rental company as soon as you arrive.

Dining at the Airport

If you need to grab a quick bite to eat when you arrive, the airport has numerous restaurants, including Monet's California Deli, Pizza Uno, McDonald's and Cramer's Deli. Because Orbitz.com takes care of everything when you book flights to San Diego on the website, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before you head to your hotel.