Cheap flights from Des Moines, IA to Los Angeles, CA

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Travelers usually depart from Des Moines International, or Des Moines when they travel from Des Moines to Los Angeles. Book your trip to arrive at Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA. The distance between Des Moines and Los Angeles is 2326 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Des Moines and Los Angeles have 250 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Des Moines, DSM can enter Los Angeles, LAX.

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Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required
  • No quarantine required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Des Moines and Los Angeles takes around 3.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Des Moines and Los Angeles?
The flight distance between Des Moines and Los Angeles is 2326 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Des Moines and Los Angeles?
Several carriers operate flights between Des Moines and Los Angeles. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Allegiant Air.
What are the most popular routes to and from Des Moines?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Des Moines and Phoenix, Las Vegas, Orlando, Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Sarasota, Seattle, Oakland, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Portland, Tampa, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cancún, Chicago, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Paris, Guadalajara, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Orlando, St. Louis, Houston, Minneapolis.
What airports are near Des Moines?
The main airport in Des Moines is Des Moines International. It is also served by Des Moines International, Eppley Airfield, The Eastern Iowa, Southeast Iowa Regional, Kirksville Regional, Sioux Gateway, Mason City Municipal, Fort Dodge Regional, Waterloo Regional.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by San Diego International, Tijuana International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Barbara Municipal, Santa Maria Public, Long Beach, Meadows Field.
What buses and trains depart from Des Moines?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Des Moines, including Jefferson Lines.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Des Moines and Los Angeles?
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