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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$435
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$358
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $358 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 12% cheaper 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 Sacramento Intl to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 50m, covering a distance of 1483 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sacramento Intl to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($309), United ($326) and Multiple Airlines ($394).
Do I need a passport to fly between Sacramento Intl and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Sacramento Intl to Des Moines?
For Sacramento Intl to Des Moines, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Sacramento Intl, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$309
only
$309
Destination
Des Moines
$309
only
$309
Tue, Mar 13
SMF
DSM
8h 25m
Tue, Mar 27
DSM
SMF
6h 43m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

Tue, Mar 13
SMF
DSM
6h 45m
Wed, Mar 14
DSM
SMF
8h 55m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

GUM
MNL
Good 6.6

Staff was great

getting off the plane was very time consuming despite being already landed. Not entirely sure why but this was the first time getting off a plane took some time. im sure the staff was working hard but I’m unsure why it took some time.

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

COS
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing.

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

CTU
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The breakfast on the international flight was pretty good. However, there were more frequent snacks and healthier options when I flew internationally on Delta.

I didn’t like that my pre-flight request for gluten-free snacks/meals was ignored. I didn’t like the attitude of one flight attendant who couldn’t bring herself to empathize with my allergy to gluten— which causes painful cracks in my palms and fingers.

Tue, Mar 20
SMF
DSM
7h 30m
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
SMF
6h 06m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 8
SMF
DSM
4h 50m
Tue, May 15
DSM
SMF
5h 15m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

Thu, Feb 22
SMF
DSM
16h 16m
Mon, Feb 26
DSM
SMF
8h 44m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 26
SMF
DSM
8h 34m
Tue, Jun 5
DSM
SMF
8h 31m
Trip: 11 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

Tue, Mar 13
SMF
DSM
6h 45m
Fri, Mar 30
DSM
SMF
5h 55m
Trip: 18 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.3

The crew was very nice

It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

Fri, Apr 6
SMF
DSM
5h 23m
Tue, Apr 10
DSM
SMF
7h 09m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

Thu, Mar 22
SMF
DSM
7h 30m
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
SMF
6h 06m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 29
SMF
DSM
11h 10m
Tue, Jun 5
DSM
SMF
8h 31m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

DFW
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Good flight. Arrived early. Great crew. A321 is a nice aircraft. Good legroom.

ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

Tue, Mar 20
SMF
DSM
7h 30m
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
SMF
8h 55m
Trip: 16 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
BIL
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

GUM
MNL
Good 6.6

Staff was great

getting off the plane was very time consuming despite being already landed. Not entirely sure why but this was the first time getting off a plane took some time. im sure the staff was working hard but I’m unsure why it took some time.

EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

Tue, Mar 27
SMF
DSM
5h 04m
Fri, Mar 30
DSM
SMF
5h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 21
SMF
DSM
10h 30m
Mon, Apr 2
DSM
SMF
8h 14m
Trip: 13 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

Wed, Mar 14
SMF
DSM
5h 40m
Wed, Mar 28
DSM
SMF
6h 14m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

YEG
PHX
Okay 4.0

The gate attendants and on-board crew were lovely. Pilots provided info which was great and made up some of the long delay.

There is not enough space to list everything. I paid $800 for a normally $300 flight, then paid an extra $75 for the ability to board early so I could store my very small roller carry-on. The in-bound flight was 2 hours late and even though I could track that easily, and assumed our flight would also be two hours late, the AA website insisted the outbound flight would be on time. So like everyone else, I went to the airport. And it wasn't until just before the original departure time that the update was indicated. Really?? If I knew the flight was going to be two hours late,that means AA knew, and didn't care enough about their passengers to advise them. Then when we boarded, my bag was taken away for gate check because the flight did not allow roller bags. After I paid extra. How can AA not advise you when you book your flight that roller bags would not be allowed?? Talk about a money-grab. I unfortunately have a return ticket and am not wealthy enough to throw it away and book on another airline, but I would if I could. I will never fly AA again and I will share my story far and wide.

DFW
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Good flight. Arrived early. Great crew. A321 is a nice aircraft. Good legroom.

Thu, Mar 22
SMF
DSM
7h 30m
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
SMF
6h 53m
Trip: 14 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MEM
EWR
Excellent 10.0

On time & courteous. & On board service was excellent

Nothing

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

DEN
BIL
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

SFO
PHL
Mediocre 2.3

Crew was nice

I hated my seat. Last row. Seat didn’t recline. Right next to the bathroom. That should not even be a row for passengers!

EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

Wed, Mar 28
SMF
DSM
10h 30m
Fri, Mar 30
DSM
SMF
5h 55m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 20
SMF
DSM
5h 08m
Sun, Apr 22
DSM
SMF
11h 37m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

Tue, Mar 27
SMF
DSM
7h 30m
Fri, Mar 30
DSM
SMF
5h 55m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SAN
SFO
Okay 5.3

The crew was very nice

It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies.

CTU
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The breakfast on the international flight was pretty good. However, there were more frequent snacks and healthier options when I flew internationally on Delta.

I didn’t like that my pre-flight request for gluten-free snacks/meals was ignored. I didn’t like the attitude of one flight attendant who couldn’t bring herself to empathize with my allergy to gluten— which causes painful cracks in my palms and fingers.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

SFO
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Can’t think of anything nice to say...

On a cross-country flight from San Francisco to DC, you would think United could provide more than one snack option that is void of any nutritional value, and perhaps they could provide alternatives for their patrons with allergies. Is fresh fruit really too much to ask for on a 6-7 hour flight??

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

Wed, May 9
SMF
DSM
6h 35m
Sun, May 13
DSM
SMF
7h 00m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 20
SMF
DSM
13h 59m
Mon, Apr 2
DSM
SMF
8h 14m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

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Sacramento Intl to Des Moines Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Sacramento Intl
Flight Price $309
Distance 1483 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United, Delta, Major Airline
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