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 August or January, booked 56 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to WAS flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
DSM - WAS
Price
$247 - $391
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Precipitation
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 (WAS)

One-way from

$123

One-way flight from Des Moines to Washington (WAS)

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Washington 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.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to Washington, 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 day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Washington?

Flights from Des Moines to Washington 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.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to Washington is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 35% on airfare.

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

The best prices found for DSM to WAS flights for October, November
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$173pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$180pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Des Moines found for this year
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$173pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Dec - 6 Dec
$179pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Washington from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Washington direct flight deals
16 Nov - 1 Dec
$303pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
16 Nov - 5 Dec
$314pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$325pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-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
25 Oct - 26 Oct
$200pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Oct - 26 Oct
$213pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
25 Oct - 26 Oct
$221pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Washington from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Washington
7:42 am - 12:56 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
28h 14m
DSM - BWI
Allegiant Air
$123
FlyFar
8:00 am - 3:24 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 24m
DSM - IAD
Delta
$130
Delta
6:18 am - 7:24 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
24h 06m
DSM - DCA
Multiple Airlines
$180
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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Washington

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

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. 5 airlines have flights from Des Moines to Washington on a regular basis. Booking flights from Des Moines to Washington should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 1 outbound flight to Washington per day.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Des Moines to Washington have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Washington for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $141, but on average you can expect to pay $191.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Des Moines to Washington under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Washington is less than $369.

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

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

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

Currently priced at $163, Frontier will fly you from Des Moines to Washington and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $197 and $215, respectively. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to Washington for 49% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Allegiant Air, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $123. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Des Moines to Washington for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Washington?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Des Moines to Washington? While on average our users pay $333, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $156. The most popular route (Des Moines - Washington Dulles Intl), is priced around $256.

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

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

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to Washington?

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

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

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

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

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.

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

Returning to Des Moines from Washington

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.

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Washington.
Flight duration from DSM to Washington
2h 38m
Average temperature for October in Washington
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 4 airlines flying from Des Moines to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines to Washington 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
$95 $289 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$133 $286 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$148 $353 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$200 $420 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to Washington

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards Washington.
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6 AM
Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to Washington
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to Washington.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
2 daily flights
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