Flights from Des Moines to Washington DC

Selected fares from Des Moines to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
DSM WAS Wed, Sep 16 - Sun, Sep 20 $264
DSM WAS Thu, Sep 10 - Mon, Sep 14 $264
DSM WAS Thu, Sep 10 - Mon, Sep 14 $264
DSM WAS Wed, Sep 16 - Sun, Sep 20 $270
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Des Moines and Washington DC airports and terminals

Airports in Des Moines IA, US

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    Des Moines Airport (DSM)

    Distance from City Center: 5.5 miles

    Carriers for flights from DSM to WAS

    Carriers
    American Airlines, US Airways
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Airports in Washington DC DC, US

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    Reagan National Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from DSM to DCA

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal C American Airlines, US Airways
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    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles

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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Des Moines to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Aug 12 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (IAD) Delta Air Lines $264
Earn $2.64
Return Wed, Aug 19 Washington DC (IAD) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines

Best one-week trip in August from Des Moines to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Aug 12 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (IAD) Delta Air Lines $264
Earn $2.64
Return Wed, Aug 19 Washington DC (IAD) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Des Moines to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 10 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Delta Air Lines $264
Earn $2.64
Return Mon, Sep 14 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Des Moines to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 1 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (IAD) Delta Air Lines $264
Earn $2.64
Return Wed, Sep 9 Washington DC (IAD) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines
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Flights to Washington DC

Cheap Flights from Des Moines

Locating cheap flights from Des Moines is easy with the assistance of Orbitz.com. Des Moines International Airport (DSM) offers a wide range of affordable flights from top airline providers. This airport offers flights with United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, US Airways and more. Des Moines International is located in Des Moines, IA at 5800 Fleur Drive and is approximately three miles from the downtown area of the city.

Airport Parking Information

DSM provides a variety of airport parking choices to its passengers. These choices include short-term, long-term and economy parking. Short-term rates start at $1per half-hour, with a $24-per-day maximum. Long-term rates start at $2 per hour, with a $12-per-day maximum. Economy rates at DSM start at $2 per hour, with a $5-per-day maximum.

DSM Transportation Information

Passenger transportation options include shuttle buses, car rentals, limousines, taxis and public transit. Bus transportation is offered by Greyhound, Jefferson Bus Lines and Trailways Bus System. Other options can be found through Alamo Car Rental, Budget Rent A Car, Capitol Cab Company and C & C Limousine Services, among others.

Restaurants at Des Moines International Airport

Travelers can choose from a variety of restaurants at DSM, many of which can be found at the Landside Food Court. This dining area is open from 4:30 am to 7:30 pm daily, and is home to a Pizza Hut Express and an American Grill restaurant, among others. Let Orbitz.com help you book cheap flights from Des Moines and learn about your airport options.

Washington DC Airport

Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights to Washington DC, which is served by Dulles International Airport. Dulles is located 26 miles from Washington DC, in Chantilly, Virginia. It was the first American airport designed for commercial travel. The airport offers nonstop service to 114 destinations within the United States as well as 37 international locations. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on your air ticket.

Transportation

Dulles airport offers more than 24,000 public parking spaces, with most requiring an hourly fee for use. The airport provides an economy lot as well as valet parking. Visitors picking up passengers can utilize the cell phone waiting area. Dulles International Airport offers a variety of transportation options, including taxis, coaches and shuttles. Rental cars, Metrorail, and Metrobus are also convenient transportation options that are readily available. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown Washington DC costs around $20. A one-way Metrorail fare is $1.70, and a one-way Metrobus fare is $1.60.

Weather

Generally, the weather in Washington DC is mild compared to other East Coast cities. Winter temperatures can dip as low as 24°F, and the area occasionally gets snowstorms. Springtime is mild, with temperatures averaging 60°F. Summer months can get very hot, with average temperatures around 89°F. The fall temperatures often average 54°F.

Dulles Airport Restaurants

Many restaurants are available to passengers at the Dulles International Airport. Five Guys, Harry's Tap Room, Capital Grounds Coffee, California Tortilla, and Vino Volo Wine Room are just a sampling of the dining options. Checking Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Washington DC is your best bet for finding great deals.

Interesting facts about flights from Des Moines to Washington DC

    • 2 direct flights are operating from Des Moines to Washington DC today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 2h 29m.
    • American Airlines flight 4523 (4:55 PM GMT, Embraer 170) is today's earliest available flight from Des Moines to Washington DC.
    • American Airlines flight 4523 (4:55 PM GMT, Embraer 170) is today's latest available flight from Des Moines to Washington DC.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Des Moines to Washington DC (American Airlines flight 4523, Embraer 170) takes 2h 29m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Des Moines to Washington DC (American Airlines flight 4523, Embraer 170) takes 2h 29m.
    • Flights from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) are available for this route.