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San Francisco to Des Moines Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Des Moines

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO DSM Tue, Jan 27 - Fri, Jan 30 $283
SFO DSM Sat, Jan 10 - Tue, Jan 13 $366
SFO DSM Tue, Jan 27 - Fri, Jan 30 $366
SFO DSM Thu, Feb 26 - Mon, Mar 2 $385
SFO DSM Thu, Dec 25 - Wed, Jan 14 $399

San Francisco and Des Moines airports and terminals

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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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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Quality Inn & Suites Airport

2 stars
2.9 / 5 18 reviews

5231 Fleur Dr. Map

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Days Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport

2 stars
3.5 / 5 50 reviews

1901 Hackley Avenue Map

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Hampton Inn Des Moines-Airport

3 stars
4.1 / 5 31 reviews

5001 Fleur Drive Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

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AmericInn Des Moines - Airport

1 star
3.4 / 5 5 reviews

1920 Hackley Ave Map

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Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport

1 star
2.8 / 5 42 reviews

4817 Fleur Dr Map

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Holiday Inn DES MOINES-AIRPORT/CONF CENTER

3 stars
3.8 / 5 11 reviews

6111 Fleur Drive Map

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from San Francisco to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 15 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) American Airlines $366
Earn $3.66
Return Sun, Jan 18 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) American Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from San Francisco to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jan 27 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $283
Earn $2.83
Return Fri, Jan 30 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from San Francisco to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 26 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $313
Earn $3.13
Return Mon, Mar 2 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from San Francisco to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 26 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $313
Earn $3.13
Return Mon, Mar 2 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from San Francisco to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Mar 5 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $383
Earn $3.83
Return Mon, Mar 9 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from San Francisco to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Mar 5 San Francisco (SFO) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $383
Earn $3.83
Return Mon, Mar 9 Des Moines (DSM) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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Traveling from San Francisco to Des Moines

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Cheap Flights to Des Moines

If Iowa is your travel destination, you can get help planning your trip. Orbitz.com can find cheap flights to Des Moines at the click of a button. Des Moines International Airport is the main airport in this area and is located just three miles from downtown at 5800 Fleur Drive. Airlines flying out of the airport include Delta Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Allegiant Air and more. Simplify your travel planning, and let Orbitz.com find low-fare air tickets for you.

Airport Transportation Information

The airport offers a variety of transportation options to passengers. Travelers can choose from taxis, shuttle buses, limousines and rental cars to take them from the airport to their last destination. Transportation companies include C & C Limousine, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Capitol Cab Company and more. There is also the option of bus transportation offered by Jefferson Bus Lines and Greyhound.

Weather in Des Moines

Des Moines's weather is characteristic of hot and humid summers and cold and snowy winters. If traveling during the warmer months, it's a good idea to pack light, cool clothing. During the colder months, be prepared with overcoats and warm clothing.

Attractions in Des Moines

This city has a variety of historical sites, parks, landmarks and other attractions. Some of the most popular places to visit in Des Moines are the Capitol Building and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, which opens every August. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip by finding you cheap flights to Des Moines.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Des Moines on Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA454/AA5553 SFO 5:05 PM DSM 2:17 AM 321/CR9 7hr 12min
American Airlines/US Airways AA454/US5553 SFO 5:05 PM DSM 2:17 AM 321/CR9 7hr 12min
US Airways/American Airlines US454/AA5553 SFO 5:05 PM DSM 2:17 AM 321/CR9 7hr 12min
US Airways/US Airways US454/US5553 SFO 5:05 PM DSM 2:17 AM 321/CR9 7hr 12min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA610/AA5584 SFO 6:00 AM DSM 1:52 PM 321/CR9 5hr 52min
American Airlines/US Airways AA610/US5584 SFO 6:00 AM DSM 1:52 PM 321/CR9 5hr 52min
US Airways/American Airlines US610/AA5584 SFO 6:00 AM DSM 1:52 PM 321/CR9 5hr 52min
US Airways/US Airways US610/US5584 SFO 6:00 AM DSM 1:52 PM 321/CR9 5hr 52min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL2566/DL3348 SFO 6:30 AM DSM 2:40 PM 320/CRJ 6hr 10min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL2566/DL3541 SFO 6:30 AM DSM 4:20 PM 320/CR9 7hr 50min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL1106/DL3541 SFO 8:35 AM DSM 4:20 PM 739/CR9 5hr 45min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA776/AA5459 SFO 9:15 AM DSM 5:02 PM 321/CR9 5hr 47min
American Airlines/US Airways AA776/US5459 SFO 9:15 AM DSM 5:02 PM 321/CR9 5hr 47min