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

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The best prices from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. are usually found in August or January, booked 56 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to WAS flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to Washington, D.C. flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington, D.C..
DSM - WAS
Price
$247 - $391
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$247

From Des Moines to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

One-way from

$180

One-way flight from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to Washington, D.C.?

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to Washington, D.C., book at least 54 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 44% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $412 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $484.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Washington, D.C. from Des Moines. Users have commonly found prices around $322 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $191. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in March.

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

Flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Washington, D.C..

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 94% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DSM to WAS flights for May, June
29 Jun - 3 Jul
$307pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Allegiant Air
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jun - 3 Jul
$310pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Allegiant Air
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jun - 3 Jul
$316pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

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

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. from Des Moines found for this year
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$281pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$283pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$283pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

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

Save time with Des Moines to Washington, D.C. direct flight deals
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$400pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$430pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
22 Oct - 31 Oct
$450pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington, D.C. from Des Moines, departing today and this week
7 Jun - 11 Jun
$369pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
7 Jun - 11 Jun
$372pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
3 Jun - 7 Jun
$449pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

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

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C.
5:50 am - 2:29 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
7h 39m
DSM - IAD
Allegiant Air
$180
Gotogate
1:50 pm - 8:41 pm
Delta
1 Stop
5h 51m
DSM - IAD
Delta
$184
Delta
3:00 am - 8:51 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
16h 51m
DSM - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$187
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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Washington, D.C.

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

Des Moines (DSM), located 3.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C.. 5 airlines have flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. on a regular basis. Booking flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 2 outbound flights to Washington, D.C. per day.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $281, but on average you can expect to pay $301.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. is less than $507.

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

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

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

Flying on American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Washington, D.C., with prices starting at $283. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and Allegiant Air, with the lowest prices starting at $286 and $316, respectively. These flights start at 12% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

Looking for the cheapest flight from Des Moines to Washington, D.C.? While on average our users pay $426, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $201. The most popular route (Des Moines - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National), is priced around $286.

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

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

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

While some choose either Des Moines - Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl or Des Moines - Baltimore/Washington, Des Moines - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National is the most popular route from Des Moines to Washington, D.C..

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, D.C., DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington, D.C. from Des Moines?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Washington, D.C. within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Des Moines from Washington, D.C.?

Returning to Des Moines from Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Des Moines.

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

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Destination information for Washington, D.C.

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Washington, D.C..
Average temperature for May in Washington, D.C.
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Washington, D.C.
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

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

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Washington, D.C. 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
$145 $310 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$158 $344 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$219 $379 No cancel fee 71%

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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards Washington, D.C..
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 54% of DSM to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 46% of DSM to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of DSM to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DSM to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Washington, D.C.
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to Washington, D.C..
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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