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Cheap flights from Washington to Des Moines (WAS - DSM)

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The best prices from Washington to Des Moines are usually found in February or January, booked 29 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to Des Moines (DSM)

WAS - DSM
Price
$290 - $395
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$290

From Washington to Des Moines

One-way from

$98

One-way flight from Washington to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington to Des Moines?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Washington to Des Moines. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington to Des Moines?

To save up to 58% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 25 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Washington to Des Moines from $363 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $501 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington to Des Moines?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from Washington. Prices for April average $308 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $199. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 40% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington to Des Moines (WAS - DSM)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Washington to Des Moines at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Washington to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for WAS to DSM flights for December, January
15 Jan - 1 Feb
$68pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
31 Dec - 11 Jan
$78pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$123pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

Washington to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Washington found for this year
31 Dec - 11 Jan
$78pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$123pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
6 Dec - 25 Dec
$133pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Washington

Save time with Washington to Des Moines direct flight deals
4 Mar - 18 Mar
$187pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
22 May - 5 Jun
$221pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
1 Apr - 5 Apr
$431pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

Last minute flights from Washington to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Washington, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$123pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$178pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
9 Dec - 25 Dec
$197pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

One-way flights to Des Moines from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Des Moines
10:20 am - 2:19 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
4h 59m
IAD - DSM
United Airlines
$98
United
2:00 am - 2:31 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 31m
DCA - DSM
Frontier
$100
JustFly
5:16 am - 10:03 am
Major Airline
1 Stop
5h 47m
BWI - DSM
Major Airline
$105
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Washington to Des Moines flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington to Des Moines due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Washington and Des Moines for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Washington to Des Moines to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Washington to Des Moines are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Washington to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Washington to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $146.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 3 direct flights from Washington to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Des Moines is less than $279.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Des Moines is generally colder than in Washington. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Washington to Des Moines?

A quick flight from Washington to Des Moines can take about 2h 33m. American Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $187. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington to Des Moines round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Des Moines, with prices starting at $68. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $158 and $187, respectively. Frontier is currently priced 80% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington to Des Moines one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Washington to Des Moines are Frontier ($34), United Airlines ($98), and Major Airline ($99).

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Washington to Des Moines
Flight duration
2h 31m
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Washington Dulles Intl (IAD)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines from Washington to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$165 $232 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$118 $348 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$154 $371 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$188 $396 No cancel fee 71%
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