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 Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to DSM flight in 2021: compare Washington to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
WAS - DSM
Price
$290 - $395
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 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 All airports (WAS) to Des Moines

One-way from

$150

One-way flight from Washington All airports (WAS) 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?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 24%.

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

To save up to 40% 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 to Des Moines from $404 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $500 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from Washington with a flight ticket averaging about $349. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $246. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Washington to Des Moines is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 18% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Washington to Des Moines in September, October 2021

The best prices found for WAS to DSM flights for September, October
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$160pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$161pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
21 Oct - 24 Oct
$172pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Washington found for this year
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$160pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$161pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$170pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Washington

Save time with Washington to Des Moines direct flight deals
12 Jan - 26 Jan
$283pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
14 Nov - 17 Nov
$294pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$305pp
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
7 Oct - 18 Oct
$237pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
7 Oct - 18 Oct
$250pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
7 Oct - 18 Oct
$257pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Des Moines from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Des Moines
1:05 am - 4:44 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 39m
IAD - DSM
Delta
$150
Delta
10:40 am - 12:28 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 48m
DCA - DSM
American Airlines
3:00 am - 10:57 am
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 57m
DCA - DSM
Frontier
$164
Travelocity

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Washington</span> to <span class="emphasized">Des Moines</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington to Des Moines

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from Washington?

Des Moines (DSM) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Washington to Des Moines. You should not have trouble finding flights to Des Moines from Washington; the airport handles an average of 1 inbound flight from Washington 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. It is only a 3.6 mi journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Des Moines’s city center.

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Washington to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $160, but on average you can expect to pay $189.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to Des Moines for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Des Moines under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Des Moines is less than $395.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to Des Moines for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Washington to Des Moines round-trip?

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Des Moines, with prices starting at $198. Frontier is 43% 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 to Des Moines one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $102. Users have also found prices from $122 and $130 on American Airlines and Delta, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to Des Moines?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $114. While the most popular route (Washington Reagan-National - Des Moines) can be booked for $259 on average our data indicates $263 when flying from Washington to Des Moines

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Des Moines?

When deciding which route to take from Washington to Des Moines consider Washington Reagan-National - Des Moines, Washington 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 to Des Moines?

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Des Moines from Washington?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Des Moines within the United States

Most visitors from Washington need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Des Moines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington from Des Moines?

Returning to Washington from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Washington.

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Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Des Moines.
Average temperature for September in Des Moines
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Des Moines
3.2 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 4 airlines flying 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
United Airlines
$118 $348 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$154 $371 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$165 $232 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$188 $396 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards Des Moines.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 57% of WAS to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 42% of WAS to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of WAS to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to Des Moines.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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