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Washington DC to Des Moines Flights

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Selected fares from Washington DC to Des Moines

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
WAS DSM Sat, Aug 30 - Wed, Sep 3 $218
WAS DSM Sat, Aug 30 - Wed, Sep 3 $243
WAS DSM Mon, Dec 22 - Mon, Jan 5 $262
WAS DSM Mon, Nov 24 - Tue, Dec 2 $354
WAS DSM Thu, Sep 18 - Tue, Sep 23 $516
WAS DSM Thu, Sep 25 - Sun, Sep 28 $1,142

Washington DC and Des Moines airports and terminals

Airports in Washington DC DC, US
map of airports in Washington DC
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    Reagan National Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from DCA to DSM

    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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Airports in Des Moines IA, US
map of airports in Des Moines
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    Des Moines Airport (DSM)

    Distance from City Center: 5.5 miles

    Carriers for flights from WAS to DSM

    Carriers
    American Airlines, US Airways
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Cheap flights from Washington DC to Des Moines

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Quality Inn & Suites Airport

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5231 Fleur Dr. Map

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Days Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport

2 stars
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1901 Hackley Avenue Map

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Hampton Inn Des Moines-Airport

3 stars
4.1 / 5 47 reviews

5001 Fleur Drive Map

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AmericInn Des Moines - Airport

1 star
3.0 / 5 6 reviews

1920 Hackley Ave Map

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Motel 6 Des Moines South - Airport

1 star
2.9 / 5 62 reviews

4817 Fleur Dr Map

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Holiday Inn DES MOINES-AIRPORT/CONF CENTER

3 stars
4.0 / 5 18 reviews

6111 FLEUR DRIVE Map

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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Washington DC to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 30 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $516
Earn $5.16
Return Sun, Aug 31 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Washington DC to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 30 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) US Airways $218
Earn $2.18
Return Wed, Sep 3 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) US Airways

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Aug 10 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $816
Earn $8.16
Return Sun, Aug 17 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Washington DC to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Sep 5 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $516
Earn $5.16
Return Sun, Sep 7 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Washington DC to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Sep 3 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $516
Earn $5.16
Return Sun, Sep 7 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 16 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $526
Earn $5.26
Return Tue, Sep 23 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from Washington DC to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 10 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines $329
Earn $3.29
Return Mon, Oct 13 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Washington DC to Des Moines

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 10 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Delta Air Lines $329
Earn $3.29
Return Mon, Oct 13 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 8 Washington DC (DCA) Des Moines (DSM) Frontier Airlines $516
Earn $5.16
Return Wed, Oct 15 Des Moines (DSM) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines
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Flights to Des Moines

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

Cheap Flights to Des Moines

If Iowa is your travel destination, you can get help planning your trip. Orbitz.com can find cheap flights to Des Moines at the click of a button. Des Moines International Airport is the main airport in this area and is located just three miles from downtown at 5800 Fleur Drive. Airlines flying out of the airport include Delta Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Allegiant Air and more. Simplify your travel planning, and let Orbitz.com find low-fare air tickets for you.

Airport Transportation Information

The airport offers a variety of transportation options to passengers. Travelers can choose from taxis, shuttle buses, limousines and rental cars to take them from the airport to their last destination. Transportation companies include C & C Limousine, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Capitol Cab Company and more. There is also the option of bus transportation offered by Jefferson Bus Lines and Greyhound.

Weather in Des Moines

Des Moines's weather is characteristic of hot and humid summers and cold and snowy winters. If traveling during the warmer months, it's a good idea to pack light, cool clothing. During the colder months, be prepared with overcoats and warm clothing.

Attractions in Des Moines

This city has a variety of historical sites, parks, landmarks and other attractions. Some of the most popular places to visit in Des Moines are the Capitol Building and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, which opens every August. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip by finding you cheap flights to Des Moines.

Interesting facts about flights from Washington DC to Des Moines

    • 2 direct flights are operating from Washington DC to Des Moines today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 2h 42m.
    • American Airlines flight 4483 (8:59 AM GMT, Embraer 170) is today's earliest available flight from Washington DC to Des Moines.
    • American Airlines flight 4483 (8:59 AM GMT, Embraer 170) is today's latest available flight from Washington DC to Des Moines.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Washington DC to Des Moines (American Airlines flight 4483, Embraer 170) takes 2h 42m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Washington DC to Des Moines (American Airlines flight 4483, Embraer 170) takes 2h 42m.
    • Flights from Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Des Moines Airport (DSM) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between Washington DC and Des Moines

Equipment Carrier
Embraer 170 US Airways, American Airlines
Canadair Regional Jet American Airlines, US Airways
Embraer 175 US Airways