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Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington, DC, United States - DSM to WAS Last modified: May 31, 2016 7:05 PM

Popular flights from Des Moines to Washington Last modified: May 31, 2016 7:05 PM

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American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 13, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 $259
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 $259
Aug 18, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 $259
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 $259
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $259
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $272

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Des Moines to Washington (DSM to WAS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Des Moines to Washington, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $262.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Des Moines to Washington (DSM to WAS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Des Moines to Washington based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Des Moines to Washington

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Des Moines to Washington should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $0 $416
7-14 days $696 $361
14-21 days $460 $306
21-30 days $351 $286
30-60 days $319 $286
60-90 days $259 $266
90+ days $259 $266

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to Washington

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Des Moines to Washington.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$267 $259 $259 $259 $267 $259 $259

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Des Moines to Washington

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Des Moines to Washington.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Des Moines Washington American 6/30/16 7/4/16 1 $286
July Des Moines Washington American 7/26/16 8/4/16 1 $286
August Des Moines Washington American 8/13/16 8/22/16 0 $259
September Des Moines Washington American 9/3/16 9/10/16 0 $259
October Des Moines Washington American 10/6/16 10/10/16 0 $259
November Des Moines Washington American 11/16/16 11/21/16 0 $259
December Des Moines Washington American 12/9/16 12/11/16 0 $259
January Des Moines Washington United 1/13/17 1/21/17 1 $276

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Des Moines to Washington

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Des Moines to Washington.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$696
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$696 $480
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$480 $470
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$470 $351
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$351

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Des Moines to Washington (DSM to WAS)

Your Des Moines to Washington flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Des Moines to Washington is $269.

The average price for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Washington is $259.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Des Moines to Washington.

Nonstop Flight Details from Des Moines to Washington
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 06:00 06:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Des Moines to Washington (DSM to WAS)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Des Moines to Washington. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Des Moines to Washington is $139.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to Washington is $265.

Des Moines to Washington Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Des Moines to Washington?
Answer: The average Des Moines to Washington flight time is 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Des Moines and Washington?
Answer: The distance from Des Moines to Washington is 894 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Des Moines to Washington?
Answer: There are 6 direct flights from Des Moines to Washington.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Washington?
Answer: American Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Des Moines and Washington.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Des Moines to Washington?
Answer: Chicago, IL

Airlines Flying from Des Moines to Washington (DSM to WAS) Number of flights searched: 140Last modified: May 31, 2016 7:05 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Des Moines to Washington with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Des Moines to Washington.

Des Moines to Washington
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X
American ORD X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / CVG X X X X X X
United EWR X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Des Moines and Washington, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Des Moines to Baltimore American, United $278
Des Moines to New York American, Alaska, United $241
Des Moines to Chicago American, United $233
Des Moines to Philadelphia American, United $278

Cheap Domestic Flights to Washington - WAS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Kansas City to Washington American, Alaska, United $173
Omaha to Washington American, Alaska, United $209
Moline to Washington American, United $224
Cedar Rapids to Washington American, United $270
Lincoln to Washington American, United $330
Rochester to Washington American $251
Dubuque to Washington American $372
Sioux City to Washington American $498
Waterloo to Washington American $432
Kansas City to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $282
Omaha to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $279
Kansas City to New York American, Alaska, Spirit, United $205
Moline to Baltimore American, United $224
Cedar Rapids to Baltimore American, United $270
Lincoln to Baltimore United $471
Rochester to Baltimore American $345
Kansas City to Philadelphia American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $118
Omaha to New York American, Alaska, United $178
Kansas City to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $109
Kansas City to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $108
Omaha to Chicago American, United $206
Omaha to Philadelphia American, United $348
Omaha to Atlanta American, United $245
Kansas City to Newark American, Alaska, United $211
Kansas City to Harrisburg American, Alaska, United $341
Omaha to Richmond American, Alaska, United $330
Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington, DC, United States, from $259 Round trip from DSM to WAS