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Des Moines to San Francisco Flights

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Selected fares from Des Moines to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
DSM SFO Tue, Apr 29 - Tue, May 6 $290
DSM SFO Wed, Oct 8 - Mon, Oct 13 $404
DSM SFO Sat, May 3 - Tue, May 13 $422
DSM SFO Wed, May 21 - Sat, May 24 $437
DSM SFO Wed, Jul 23 - Sat, Jul 26 $452
DSM SFO Wed, Sep 17 - Tue, Sep 30 $559

Des Moines and San Francisco 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 San Francisco CA, US
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

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Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Francisco

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Featured San Francisco Airport Hotels

Hotel only $126

The Westin San Francisco Airport

4 stars
3.8 / 5 85 reviews

1 Old Bayshore Highway Map

Save 40% on your stay

The Westin San Francisco Airport provides guests with ultimate convenience, only five minutes from the San Francisco Airport and twenty minutes from downtown.... More

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Aloft San Francisco Airport

401 East Millbrae Avenue Map

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Comfort and convenience near the airport Featuring loft-inspired design, the bold, fresh and fun Aloft San Francisco Airport makes for an ideal base for discerning corporate and leisure travelers... More

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San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

4 stars
3.8 / 5 72 reviews

1800 Old Bayshore Highway Map

Rate includes breakfast

The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame, CA is just minutes from the San Francisco International Airport and 15 miles from downtown San Francisco.... More

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Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South hotel in California.... More

Hotel only $92

a strategic and friendly stop in the bay area...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport/Alameda.You may be surprised when you come to the Oakland/Alameda area.... More

Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport - Burlingame

1640 Bayshore Highway Map

Free hot breakfast, airport shuttle & parking

...This Bay front Hotel is located just 1.5 mile from SFO and 1 mile from CalTrain and BART.... We offer FREE parking (while guest is at the hotel), airport shuttle to SFO International Airport... More

May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, May 8 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $292
Earn $2.92
Return Mon, May 12 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, May 3 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $292
Earn $2.92
Return Sun, May 11 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 5 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $468
Earn $4.68
Return Sun, Jun 8 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 10 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $418
Earn $4.18
Return Thu, Jun 12 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in June from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 17 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $418
Earn $4.18
Return Tue, Jun 24 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jul 19 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $514
Earn $5.14
Return Mon, Jul 21 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 4 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $436
Earn $4.36
Return Fri, Jul 11 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in July from Des Moines to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 4 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $436
Earn $4.36
Return Fri, Jul 11 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines
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Flights to San Francisco

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.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

Flight schedule for flights from Des Moines to San Francisco on Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
United Airlines/United Airlines UA831/UA277 DSM 6:30 AM SFO 10:10 AM 319/320 5hr 40min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL3345/DL2305 DSM 7:00 AM SFO 11:37 AM CR9/M90 6hr 37min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA831/UA268 DSM 6:30 AM SFO 12:05 PM 319/752 7hr 35min
US Airways/US Airways US2775/US400 DSM 7:50 AM SFO 12:25 PM CR9/320 6hr 35min
US Airways/United Airlines US2775/UA5459 DSM 7:50 AM SFO 1:25 PM CR9/EM2 7hr 35min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA6399/UA721 DSM 9:44 AM SFO 1:34 PM CRJ/752 5hr 50min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL3346/DL1151 DSM 8:15 AM SFO 1:52 PM CR9/M90 7hr 37min
Delta Air Lines/US Airways DL3346/US407 DSM 8:15 AM SFO 3:50 PM CR9/320 9hr 35min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL3347/DL2153 DSM 12:10 PM SFO 4:28 PM CRJ/757 6hr 18min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA5913/UA735 DSM 1:15 PM SFO 4:54 PM ERJ/752 5hr 39min
Frontier Airlines/Frontier Airlines F9157/F9663 DSM 1:25 PM SFO 6:36 PM 319/319 7hr 11min
United Airlines/US Airways UA5913/US409 DSM 1:15 PM SFO 6:47 PM ERJ/320 7hr 32min
US Airways/US Airways US2715/US409 DSM 3:00 PM SFO 6:47 PM CR9/320 5hr 47min