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The cheapest times to fly from DSM to LGB are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DSM to LGB is early December. Prices can be as high as $1126 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $250 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $289 to $620 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $315. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $764. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $449 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $424 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to LGB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DSM to LGB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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DSM to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to LGB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $152 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $362. Return trip prices are from the LGB to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to LGB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DSM to LGB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 6.13% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 7.19% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to PSP flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 3.07% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 4.95% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to SBA flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 3.07% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to ONT flights

Destination alternative #6: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 2.24% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to SAN flights

 

Flight Hacking DSM to LGB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DSM to LGB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (DSM > LAS > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $419
  • Average savings: $6 (1.3%)

See DSM to LAS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DSM to LGB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Long Beach Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1435 miles or 2309 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DSM to LGB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to LGB flight is about 3 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Long Beach, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from DSM to LGB.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DSM
Origination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7

Return Airport

Destination code LGB
Destination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2

 

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