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Selected fares from Des Moines to Washington

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Route Information for Flights from Des Moines to Washington

Origin Airport IATA Code DSM
Destination Airport IATA Code DCA
Flight Price $232
Distance 1,430 km

Fly from Des Moines to Washington DC

If you come from Des Moines and you are interested in an upfront and personalized journey through the footsteps of American history, then purchase a flight to Washington DC, the capital city of the U.S. and a leader in the preservation of the nation's history. When you fly from Des Moines to Washington DC, your flight will only take about two and a half hours. To reach Des Moines International Airport (DSM), you can take taxis, buses, hotel shuttles or you can drive yourself via Iowa Highway 5.


While visiting DC, you'll never be without a monument to see. Perhaps the most famous is the Lincoln Memorial, a large statue of the former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Besides that, there are also the Washington Monument and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. If you so wish, you can go for a trip to see the White House or the United States Capitol building. For those interested in museums, there are the Smithsonian institutions, which include the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum.

Hints and tips

When you fly from Des Moines to Washington DC, you will arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA). It is advised that you purchase a seven-day pass for the city's metro. That way, you do not have to pay for every bus and subway trip you make, which will add up fast. Temperatures drop to the mid-20s in winter and reach the mid-80s in summer.


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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.