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Fares from $123 One Way, Round Trip from Bakersfield to Des Moines

Prices starting at for return flights and $123 for one-way flights to Des Moines were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Des Moines from Bakersfield

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Flights from Bakersfield to Des Moines

Bakersfield Airport Information

Orbitz.com can help you find flights from Bakersfield, California by searching many airlines at once to find bargain tickets. Meadow Field, also known as Kern County Airport #1, is the primary airport serving Bakersfield. It is about eight miles north of downtown Bakersfield. Two airlines, United Continental and US Airways, offer flights to both international and domestic locations. The William M. Thomas terminal was constructed in 2006, and it includes a rotunda with a compass-point floor design and a scaled model of Spaceship One.

Airport Parking Information

The Meadow Field Airport has both short-term and long-term parking available. Fees are $2.00 per hour, with a daily maximum of $11.00 in the short-term lot. The first half hour is free. Parking is $9.00 per day in the long-term lots.

Ground Transportation Information

Taxis are available to transport you if you would prefer not to leave your car at the airport. Two companies, American Cab and Yellow Cab, provide service to the airport. You can call ahead for pickup. There is a bus stop at the airport. The fare is $2.00. Not only can we find you a great deal on an air ticket, we can find ground transportation, too.

Meadow Field Airport Restaurants

Meadow Field Airport contains a Blimpie restaurant if you want to get a bite to eat while you are waiting for your flight. There is also an Omni Goods gift shop for any last-minute purchases. Orbitz.com can help you find great deals on flights from Bakersfield.

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.

Flights from Bakersfield to Des Moines - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Bakersfield to Des Moines?

There are no direct flights between Bakersfield and Des Moines, so you'll have to change planes. But it's no big deal. American Airlines, United Airlines and Qatar Airways fly from Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field) to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) with just a single stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Bakersfield to Des Moines?

The quickest flight time from Bakersfield to Des Moines is around 3 hours and 57 minutes. Order your favorite wine from the drink cart, get stuck into your travel journal or read a few magazines — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul journey.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Des Moines?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Des Moines have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Des Moines with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Des Moines without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.