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Fares from $49 One Way, $98 Round Trip from Oakland to Des Moines

Prices starting at $98 for return flights and $49 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 Oakland

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Destination Airport IATA CodeDSM
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Oakland Airport Information

If you are searching for cheap flights from Oakland, Orbitz.com can help. The Oakland International Airport provides air service to the Oakland area and is located on Airport Drive, about 10 miles from downtown Oakland. Several major airlines provide service to the airport, including Alaska, Allegiant, ArkeFly, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Sata, Southwest, Spirit, US Airways, and Volaris. Orbitz.com can compare the rates on most of these carriers, so you can choose the best bargain before you purchase your tickets.

Parking Options Located at the Airport

The airport has several parking lots for you to choose from. Long-term parking is $22 a day, Short-term rates are $2 for 30 minutes with a daily rate of $32, economy parking is $16 per day, and premier parking, located right near the terminal, is $3 every 30 minutes with a daily maximum of $36.

Transportation to the Airport

Transportation to and from the airport is provided by shuttles, limos, taxis, car rentals, and the BART. Taxi service from downtown Oakland to the airport will cost around $28. Car rentals are a convenient way of getting to the airport, and Orbitz.com can find you the best rates from among the several different carriers.

Restaurants Located at the Airport

Restaurants located in the airport include Mua, Caffee Trieste, Marica, The Grand Tavern, Toast, Café Dejena, Yayu Ethiopian, and 360 Degrees Gourmet Burritos. These restaurants provide a wide variety of snack, dining, and breakfast options for travelers. Orbitz.com can find deals on transportation to the airport and cheap flights from Oakland when you are planning your next vacation.

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 Oakland to Des Moines - Frequently Asked Questions

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

While you won't be able to fly nonstop from Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), there are a number of airlines that operate on this route with just one stopover. Why not see if Southwest Airlines or Delta Air Lines have flights that fit with your travel plans? If not, try Allegiant Air.

What is the shortest flight from Oakland to Des Moines?

From Oakland, the unique sights and sounds of Des Moines are at least 3 hours and 50 minutes away. Book your favorite seat, or perhaps even one with extra legroom, and travel to your destination in comfort.

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.

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