Beginning of main content

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Search over 1 million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation

Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Washington

Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at $124 for one-way flights and $246 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Des Moines to Washington route information

Origin Airport Des Moines Intl.
Destination Airport Ronald Reagan Washington National
Airlines Serving American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, United
Flight Price $245
Distance 894 mi

Cheap DSM to DCA Flights

  • Which airline has the least delays from Des Moines to Washington?

    Booking with PSA Airlines means you will arrive to Washington approximately the time you were supposed to. In fact, this timely airline has an 89% on-time average. It never hurts to be prepared. If you should choose this airline, be sure to track the flight status to stay on top of the departure time.
  • What is the cheapest airline flying from Des Moines to Washington?

    Delta Air Lines is your best flying friend for finding that coveted low fare. They offer fares as low as $194, while prices for other flights are as high as $909.
  • How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Washington?

    American Airlines currently holds the fastest travel time with two hours and 24 minutes. For example, you would arrive in Washington at 9:25 AM EST if you left Des Moines at 6:01 AM CST. Remember, there is a one-hour time difference.
  • What is the cheapest day to fly to Washington?

    Feb 26th has bookings (as of Feb 24th) as cheap as $245. That comes in 40% below the average price for this route. Saving on booking fees gives you more money in your hand for your trip.
  • Can I change the date of my flight?

    You sure can and you may save by changing it. The lowest-cost day to fly in March is Monday. Being flexible with your travel days can provide you extra savings when booking.
  • How much is a plane ticket to Washington (DCA) from Des Moines (DSM)?

    They can range from $194 to $909. Booking far in advance can usually help you get the cheapest rate. However, usually the sooner you book, the better the price.
  • How long is the flight from DSM to DCA?

    American Airlines currently holds the shortest travel time with two hours and 24 minutes. So, you would arrive in Washington at 9:25 AM EST if you left Des Moines at 6:01 AM CST. Remember, there is a time change of one hour.

Des Moines to Washington Flights

Whether you’re looking for a grand adventure or just want to get away for a last-minute break, flights from Des Moines to Washington offer the perfect respite. Not only does exploring Washington provide the chance to make some magical memories, dip into delectable dishes, and tour the local landmarks, but the cheap airfare means you won’t bust your budget. So no matter whether your ideal itinerary involves flying one way, non-stop, or round trip, you’re bound to find flights that match your schedule on Expedia, and at prices that won’t shock your wallet.

Bagging a cheap flight from Des Moines to Arlington may mean more dollars to spend on for one-of-a-kind souvenirs when you arrive, but it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your travel experience, as Expedia offers a sizzling selection of cheap airlines that’ll put you in your happy place on their planes, whether that’s getting lost in a hair-raising airport thriller, dreaming on the passing landscape over a glass of bubbly, or jotting down your vacation bucket list at 38,000 feet. There’s also bound to be plenty of opportunities to snap a few photos of the high life that will make your friends green with envy. After all, enjoying the journey is part of the fun.

With so many affordable flights and so many wonderful adventures awaiting you, there’s no reason to put off booking a fantastic flight from DSM to DCA today. So don’t leave it to the last minute to make your dream trip a reality: pack your bags with your go-to travel accessories, put together your list of must-see attractions and can’t-miss activities, and get ready to broaden your horizons – with Expedia, the wonders of Washington are only a plane trip away. Book your travel arrangements with us today!

If you would like to book flights to Washington more flexbily many prefers to purchase one-way tickets with options to take different airlines. One way ticket to Arlington is $124 now!

Package Disclaimer

*Savings amount equal to 100% when flight + hotel are booked together. Prices based on searches conducted by fellow shoppers within the past 24 hours. There is no guarantee that these prices will be in effect at the time of your search. Vacation package savings are based on comparison to prices on Expedia.com of the same components booked separately. Savings vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and travel partners, and aren't available on all packages.