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Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington, DC, United States - DSM to WAS

Popular flights from Des Moines to Washington

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 22, 2016 Jun 29, 2016 $253
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 20, 2016 $253
Jul 26, 2016 Aug 3, 2016 $253
Aug 10, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $253
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 19, 2016 $253
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 15, 2016 May 16, 2016 $230
May 20, 2016 May 22, 2016 $230
May 24, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 $230
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 $230
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $230

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 $230.

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 $575
7-14 days $471 $322
14-21 days $414 $230
21-30 days $325 $230
30-60 days $253 $230
60-90 days $253 $230
90+ days $253 $230

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
$230 $230 $230 $230 $230 $230 $230

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
May Des Moines Washington United 5/15/16 5/16/16 1 $230
June Des Moines Washington United 6/29/16 7/8/16 1 $230
July Des Moines Washington United 7/3/16 7/10/16 1 $230
August Des Moines Washington United 8/2/16 8/12/16 1 $230
September Des Moines Washington American 9/10/16 9/12/16 0 $253
October Des Moines Washington American 10/12/16 10/16/16 1 $232
November Des Moines Washington United 11/11/16 11/15/16 1 $270
January Des Moines Washington American 1/11/17 1/15/17 1 $261

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$471
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$471 $575
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$575 $365
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$365 $325
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$325

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 $245.

The average price for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Washington is $253.

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 $136.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to Washington is $241.

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 18 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)

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 CLT X X X X X X X
Delta DTW 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, Alaska, United $330
Des Moines to New York American, United $291
Des Moines to Chicago American, United $229
Des Moines to Philadelphia American, United $278

Cheap Domestic Flights to Washington - WAS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Kansas City to Washington American, Alaska, United $184
Omaha to Washington American, Alaska, United $209
Moline to Washington American, United $282
Cedar Rapids to Washington American, United $272
Lincoln to Washington United $255
Rochester to Washington American $224
Dubuque to Washington American $311
Sioux City to Washington American $312
Waterloo to Washington American $366
Kansas City to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $263
Omaha to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $360
Kansas City to New York American, Alaska, Spirit, United $205
Moline to Baltimore American, United $224
Cedar Rapids to Baltimore American, United $313
Lincoln to Baltimore United $435
Rochester to Baltimore American $274
Kansas City to Philadelphia American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $140
Omaha to New York American, United $219
Kansas City to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $88
Kansas City to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $98
Omaha to Chicago American, United $206
Omaha to Philadelphia American, United $324
Omaha to Atlanta American, Alaska, United $309
Kansas City to Newark American, Alaska, United $222
Kansas City to Harrisburg American, Alaska, United $340
Omaha to Richmond American, Alaska, United $319
Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington, DC, United States, from $230 Round trip from DSM to WAS