Flights from Des Moines to Washington, United States

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Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:13 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Washington, District of Columbia. American & Major Airlines frequently offer the best deals to Washington, District of Columbia flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
DSMWAS
Sat 2/10
nonstop
WASDSM
Sat 2/17
nonstop
$159
Major Airlines
DSMWAS
Sat 2/10
1 stop
WASDSM
Tue 2/13
1 stop
$196
Frontier
DSMWAS
Mon 3/25
1 stop
WASDSM
Wed 4/10
1 stop
$264
United
DSMWAS
Sat 2/10
1 stop
WASDSM
Tue 2/13
1 stop
$266
Multiple Airlines
DSMWAS
Thu 5/16
1 stop
WASDSM
Sun 5/19
1 stop
$658

How Much is a Flight from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $184.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $553 $412
7-14 days $527 $298
14-21 days $487 $196
21-30 days $159 $187
30-60 days $159 $187
60-90 days $487 $196
90+ days $487 $196

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$159$188$199$199$159 $199

Compare Flight Prices from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia Major Airlines 1/27/24 1/30/24 1 $196
February Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia American 2/6/24 2/13/24 0 $159
March Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia Major Airlines 3/27/24 4/9/24 1 $196
April Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia Major Airlines 4/2/24 4/3/24 1 $196
May Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia Major Airlines 5/8/24 5/11/24 1 $417
June Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia United 6/1/24 6/2/24 1 $452
July Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia United 7/1/24 7/2/24 1 $452
August Des Moines Washington, District of Columbia United 8/13/24 8/17/24 1 $452

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$558
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$558 $400
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$400 $196
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$196 $196
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$196 $196
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$196

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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, District of Columbia is $360.

The average price for direct flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia is $469.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 01:00 09:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia

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, District of Columbia. 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, District of Columbia is $175.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia is $357.

Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: The average Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia flight time is 2 hours and 28 minutes.
Question: How far is Washington, District of Columbia from Des Moines?
Answer: The distance from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia is 894 miles (1,438 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: There are 13 direct flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia.
Question: What are the most popular Des Moines airlines for direct flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: American Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Des Moines and Washington, District of Columbia.

Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Des Moines and Washington, District of Columbia. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Des Moines - DSM Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:13 -05:00

Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington, District of Columbia