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

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The best prices from Des Moines to Washington are usually found in February or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

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

DSM - WAS
Price
$244 - $369
WAS
Temperature
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 inches
Popular in November High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
Round-trip from $244 From Des Moines to Washington
One-way from $139 One-way flight from Des Moines to Washington
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 Des Moines to Washington?

Leaving on a Thursday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 38% on the overall cost on flights from Des Moines to Washington.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 28 days in advance, which can save you up to 11% on flights from Des Moines to Washington compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 28 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $252. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $276.

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

Flights from Des Moines to Washington lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Des Moines to Washington in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $119.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Washington in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 33% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Washington in September, October 2020

The best prices found for DSM to WAS flights for September, October
23 Oct - 1 Nov
$208pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
10 Oct - 31 Oct
$214pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$215pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Washington 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Des Moines found for this year
14 Nov - 21 Nov
$206pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 1 Nov
$208pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Nov - 22 Nov
$214pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from Des Moines, departing today and this week
2 Oct - 4 Oct
$290pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Sep - 2 Oct
$297pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$314pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Washington from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Washington
12:00 pm - 7:35 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 35m
DSM - IAD
Delta
$139
Delta
2:00 am - 7:34 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 34m
DSM - DCA
Delta
$203
Delta
5:20 pm - 6:06 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
35h 46m
DSM - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$157
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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Washington 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 Des Moines and Washington 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 Des Moines to Washington for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Washington for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $206, but on average you can expect to pay $238.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to Washington, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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

There are currently 17+ open flights from Des Moines to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $300.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

With an average temperature of 90 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Washington are hotter than in Des Moines.

How long is the flight from Des Moines to Washington?

For as low as $603, Delta can have you in Washington from Des Moines in 4h 23m.

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

Flying on Delta is currently your cheapest option to Washington, with prices starting at $206. Users have found that Delta is 34% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline for a one-way flight from Des Moines to Washington is Delta ($139).

Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to Washington
Average temperature for September in Washington
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Washington
4.2 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)
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