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Fares from $84 One Way, $142 Round Trip from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Prices starting at $142 for return flights and $84 for one-way flights to Los Angeles were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

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Find Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

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.

Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles is a popular destination for travel. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Los Angeles. The site features a search engine that looks at a variety of major airlines to locate low cost airfares. The Los Angeles International Airport sits 15 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles on World Way. Many airlines service the Los Angeles Airport, including US Airways, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta and Continental. Orbitz.com can help travelers book the best deals.

Transportation from the Los Angeles International Airport

Travelers have a variety of options for ground transportation from the airport. The LAX shuttle offers transport to most major hotels in the area for a small charge. Public buses and light rail systems charge a flat fee depending on the destination. Rental cars can be obtained through Orbitz.com at discount prices, and taxis offer metered services throughout the city.

Weather in Los Angeles

Los Angeles boasts very mild climate year-round. Winter temperatures rarely go below 50°F. Summers average temperatures stay around 85°F.

Los Angeles Attractions

Los Angeles offers its visitors a wide variety of things to do. The Getty Center museum displays famous pieces by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne and features a botanical garden with flowers from the region. The Walt Disney concert hall provides symphonies and musical concerts throughout the year. The concert hall also houses a theater for dramatic productions. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles features a dinosaur hall with three t-rex specimens and other dinosaur exhibits. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate the top sales on area attractions and cheap flights to Los Angeles, which is great for the budget traveler.

Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

Yep, Allegiant Air flies nonstop from Des Moines to Los Angeles, so you'll be embarking on your fantastic adventure in no time at all.

What is the shortest flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

With the trip from Des Moines to Los Angeles taking a minimum of 3 hours and 33 minutes, you'll have plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the ride. Treat yourself to a glass of red and settle into your seat with a riveting movie or novel.

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

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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Los Angeles 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.