Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Des Moines (DSM)

WAS — DSM
Aug 16 — Aug 231

The best prices from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines are usually found in January or October, booked 29 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to DSM flight in 2022: compare Washington, D.C. to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.

WAS - DSM

Price

$301 - $599

DSM

Temperature

23 - 77 °F

DSM

Rainfall

1 - 4.9 inches

Popular inMayHigh demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop
Round-trip from$301From Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Des Moines
One-way from$150One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Des Moines

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 31%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines?

To save up to 52% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 28 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, D.C. to Des Moines from $465 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $622 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines?

January can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Washington, D.C. with a flight ticket averaging about $420. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $237. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of May.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines in August, September 2022

The best prices found for WAS to DSM flights for August, September
Sep 16 - Sep 24
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

18h 25m
DSM

Des Moines

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

14h 44m
$204

Frontier

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Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 27 - Sep 8
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

18h 48m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

1 stop

10h 25m
$212

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 29 - Sep 10
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

17h 35m
DSM

Des Moines

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

14h 44m
$213

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Washington, D.C. to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Washington, D.C. found for this year
Sep 16 - Sep 24
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

18h 25m
DSM

Des Moines

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

14h 44m
$204

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 27 - Sep 8
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

18h 48m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

1 stop

10h 25m
$212

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 29 - Sep 10
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

2 stops

17h 35m
DSM

Des Moines

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

14h 44m
$213

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Cheap Delta flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines

Sep 3 - Sep 4
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

7h 58m
DSM

Des Moines

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

4h 03m
$226

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Sep 6 - Sep 7
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

4h 28m
DSM

Des Moines

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

4h 52m
$324

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Sep 8 - Sep 13
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

4h 28m
DSM

Des Moines

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

5h 47m
$335

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Cheap American Airlines flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines

Sep 3 - Sep 4
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

2h 45m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

1 stop

4h 57m
$265

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Sep 1 - Sep 4
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 00m
DSM

Des Moines

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

4h 31m
$283

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 6 - Sep 7
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

2h 49m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

2h 22m
$307

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Washington, D.C.

Save time with Washington, D.C. to Des Moines direct flight deals
Sep 6 - Sep 7
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

2h 49m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

2h 22m
$307

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Oct 12 - Oct 18
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

2h 50m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

2h 20m
$400

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 3 - Sep 5
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

2h 42m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

2h 20m
$413

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines

Late deals on return flights to Des Moines from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
Aug 19 - Aug 22
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

26h 52m
DSM

Des Moines

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

2 stops

32h 59m
$332

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 20 - Aug 23
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

16h 26m
DSM

Des Moines

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

2 stops

18h 34m
$369

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 17 - Aug 19
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

18h 48m
DSM

Des Moines

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

1 stop

6h 40m
$397

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

One-way flights to Des Moines from Washington, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines
Sep 9
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

18h 25m
$106

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 3
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

24h 17m
$106

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 3
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

8h 00m
$112

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from Washington, D.C.?

Des Moines (DSM) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines. You should not have trouble finding flights to Des Moines from Washington, D.C.; the airport handles an average of 1 inbound flight from Washington, D.C. per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 5 airlines have flights to the Des Moines airport from Washington, D.C.. It is only a 3.6 mi journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Des Moines’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $204, but on average you can expect to pay $248.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines is less than $504.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Des Moines, with prices starting at $204. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $226 and $265, respectively. Frontier is 51% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $106. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Allegiant Air, as they are both options that can get you from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines?

When deciding which route to take from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines consider Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Des Moines, Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - Des Moines or Baltimore/Washington - Des Moines as they are the most popular.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines?

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Allegiant Air when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $327. While the most popular route (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Des Moines) can be booked for $268 on average our data indicates $539 when flying from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines.

Top 3 airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
DeltaCheapest$117Average$359FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$146Average$386FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$237Average$416FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
55%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
44%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines
Sunday2daily flights
Monday2daily flights
Tuesday2daily flights
Wednesday2daily flights
Thursday2daily flights
Friday2daily flights
Saturday1daily flight