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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$388
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$292
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to San Antonio

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $292 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to San Antonio was found 54 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 3% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Des Moines to San Antonio Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to San Antonio take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 18m, covering a distance of 872 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to San Antonio?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($220), American Airlines ($220) and United ($230).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and San Antonio?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to San Antonio?
For Des Moines to San Antonio, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Antonio back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Des Moines to San Antonio (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$220
only
$220
Destination
San Antonio
$220
only
$220
Sat, Mar 3
DSM
SAT
8h 47m
Tue, Mar 6
SAT
DSM
5h 22m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
DEN
SLC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing!

Everything

ATL
SJD
Excellent 8.0

On time departure, actually got to Cabo early.

The seat in front of mine had a broken reclining lock mechanism and the passenger kept trying to switch from recline to sitting up and it wouldn't latch in the upright position, so he kept jerking the seatback up and down for the entire 4 hour flight. Also the rows were so tight, and seatbacks were so close together, that the reclining seat in front of me was 6 inches from my face.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

In some Delta flights that I had in the past the plane was just ok, not bad, not good. But this plane ATL-MEX was great, very nice and conformable plane, it looks and feels excellent!

Tue, Apr 17
DSM
SAT
4h 54m
Sat, Apr 21
SAT
DSM
3h 48m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27489 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Overall good service.

PHX
EWR
Good 6.0

Bought a sandwich which was old ...

CLT
CHO
Okay 5.0

On time. Jet rather than a turbo-prop plane. Quick flight.

Somewhat haphazard boarding. Not even a cookie for a snack.

LAX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Great vegetarian meal.

CLE
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Like my AA rides > 90% of the time. The usual prob is sketchy gogo service.

Nogo gogo

Thu, Mar 1
DSM
SAT
4h 58m
Sun, Mar 4
SAT
DSM
4h 59m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 53951 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
STL
IAD
Excellent 9.3

Efficient crew. It

It was good overall.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

Good experience, no issues.

Good overall.

BRU
IAD
Good 7.0

Good food, entertainment options, communication from pilot

none of the flight attendants seemed to be friendly- literally all of them were neutral or slightly rude at best. Not impressed.

TPA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Service, boarding, pilot capability; all positive things with no complaints. And yeah, I got the whole can of soda.

As a tall fellow of 6'3'', Seats on united are very close together and knees are constantly under pressure from the seat in front.

IND
EWR
Good 7.3

Crew was outstanding . Boarding was easy. Ahead of schedule arrival

Return to terminal required a bus and then off loading like cattle for sale. Came in through maintenance area. One hour from landing to baggage claim. Terrible!

Mon, Apr 2
DSM
SAT
6h 20m
Thu, Apr 5
SAT
DSM
5h 05m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SJD
ATL
Good 7.6

Our Delta plane was brand spanking new. Everything worked and the inflight entertainment system was fantastic with many movies to choose from, free headphones, games, tv shows, etc. The crew was polite and the seating at least as comfortable as expected for a 4 hour flight.

The restrooms in the rear of the plane were remarkably small, even by airline standards. I'm a somewhat larger person and I fit, but I know a lot of people who would literally not be able to fit on the toilet without touching both of the sidewalls or risk getting stuck in there. The boarding process at San Jose Del Cabo was the most ridiculous setup I've ever experienced. There were numerous flights boarding out of the same gates and at least 3 or 4 lines for different destinations forming on a ramp just outside the gates. There were guys with signs trying to herd people into the correct lines and then loading the people onto buses which took you out to the planes. The planes were loading from both the front and rear doors and people were getting tangled up inside because of the haphazard loading process. Very easy for a person to end up on an incorrect plane!!

MSP
CUN
Good 6.3

On time, pretty friendly crew

Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare.

MSP
SMF
Good 6.3

For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

In some Delta flights that I had in the past the plane was just ok, not bad, not good. But this plane ATL-MEX was great, very nice and conformable plane, it looks and feels excellent!

ATL
TYS
Excellent 9.5

Flight less than 2/3 full, lots of room for comfort. On time, no need to gate check carry on.

nothing, it was great.

Thu, Mar 1
DSM
SAT
4h 58m
Sun, Mar 4
SAT
DSM
4h 59m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 53951 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

Good experience, no issues.

Good overall.

EWR
ANU
Good 7.6

Very easy to do on-line

My United Membership was not reflected in this trip

SFO
HND
Excellent 8.0

economy plua has a reasonable amount of room, good food for breakfast, nice movies in flight.

they canceled our flight to hanaeda and instead had us take an hour later flight to narita which is a 1 1/2 hour $30 bus ride away which they don’t pay for. this caused us to miss our connecting flight to Asahikawa, the last flight of the day. The connection time allowed was not nearly enough even if the plane had not been an hour late and there are no flights to asahikawa from narita. yo have to transfer to hanaeda. remind me not to fly United to Tokyo again as I’m pretty sure the flight was canceled because it was not full enough. Even the narita flight with all the hanaeda passengers rebooked on it was not full. So i suspect this may be a relatively common occurance on the hanaeda flight.

MEM
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Terminal was great, flight was great, crew was fruendly

No free movie on thos flight

STL
IAD
Excellent 9.3

Efficient crew. It

It was good overall.

Thu, Feb 8
DSM
SAT
8h 46m
Tue, Feb 13
SAT
DSM
5h 22m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ORD
ATL
Excellent 10.0

My flight was great. Boarding was easy and the seats were comfortable.

DEN
SLC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing!

Everything

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

In some Delta flights that I had in the past the plane was just ok, not bad, not good. But this plane ATL-MEX was great, very nice and conformable plane, it looks and feels excellent!

MSP
CUN
Good 6.3

On time, pretty friendly crew

Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare.

ATL
SJD
Excellent 8.0

On time departure, actually got to Cabo early.

The seat in front of mine had a broken reclining lock mechanism and the passenger kept trying to switch from recline to sitting up and it wouldn't latch in the upright position, so he kept jerking the seatback up and down for the entire 4 hour flight. Also the rows were so tight, and seatbacks were so close together, that the reclining seat in front of me was 6 inches from my face.

Fri, Feb 9
DSM
SAT
6h 00m
Mon, Feb 12
SAT
DSM
6h 35m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ORD
ATL
Excellent 10.0

My flight was great. Boarding was easy and the seats were comfortable.

JFK
SLC
Good 6.3

Too many turbulences !!!

MSP
CUN
Good 6.3

On time, pretty friendly crew

Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

In some Delta flights that I had in the past the plane was just ok, not bad, not good. But this plane ATL-MEX was great, very nice and conformable plane, it looks and feels excellent!

Wed, Jun 13
DSM
SAT
4h 18m
Mon, Jun 18
SAT
DSM
4h 22m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27489 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Overall good service.

LAX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Great vegetarian meal.

CLE
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Like my AA rides > 90% of the time. The usual prob is sketchy gogo service.

Nogo gogo

PHX
EWR
Good 6.0

Bought a sandwich which was old ...

SAN
PHX
Excellent 9.0

The friendly and attentive flight staff.

Mon, Jan 29
DSM
SAT
6h 20m
Fri, Feb 2
SAT
DSM
6h 11m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27489 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLT
LAX
Good 6.0

Staff was friendly and genuine

They didn’t load enough “for purchase” food. This was a six hour flight! They has no options left excepthummus and chips. This is second flight on American this year where they don’t supply the plane appropriately.

DFW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Overall good service.

PHX
EWR
Good 6.0

Bought a sandwich which was old ...

MIA
SJU
Good 6.0

Last minute cancellation and reschedule if original flight with 20 people hounding the gate for standby status. Craziness. These last minute revisions mist stop

CLT
CHO
Okay 5.0

On time. Jet rather than a turbo-prop plane. Quick flight.

Somewhat haphazard boarding. Not even a cookie for a snack.

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Des Moines to San Antonio Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Antonio
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $220
Distance 872 miles
Airlines Delta, American Airlines, United
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