If you are actually flying from Des Moines, IA, United States to Washington, DC, United States or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Des Moines, IA and Washington, DC, this page will give you the information you are looking for.

Departure
Des Moines, IA
Arrival
Washington, DC

Flight time from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC is 2 hours 16 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from DSM to DCA is 2 hours 16 minutes (Operated by American Airlines)

The nearest airport to Des Moines, IA, is Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and the nearest airport to Washington, DC, is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Distance from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC is approximately 1400 kilometers.

Flights from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Des Moines, IA arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Washington, DC is served by 2 international airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
American Airlines
DSM ➝ DCA
2 hrs 16 mins

Flight time from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC via Charlotte • DSM to IAD via CLT

Flight duration from Des Moines International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport via Charlotte Douglas Airport, United States on US Airways flight is 5 hours 10 minutes

DSM to CLT 2 hrs 21 mins
CLT Waiting Time 1 hr 24 mins
CLT to IAD 1 hr 25 mins
Total Duration: 5 hrs 10 mins

Flight time from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC via Newark • DSM to DCA via EWR

Flight duration from Des Moines International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport via Newark Liberty International Airport, United States on United Airlines flight is 12 hours 27 minutes

DSM to EWR 2 hrs 39 mins
EWR Waiting Time 8 hrs 27 mins
EWR to DCA 1 hr 21 mins
Total Duration: 12 hrs 27 mins

How long does it take to fly from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC?

Non-stop flight time from Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC is around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Des Moines, IA and Washington, DC takes close to 4 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 15 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Des Moines, IA to either of the major airports that serves Washington, DC.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Des Moines, IA - Washington, DC flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 40 mins to 11 hrs .

Flight time from Des Moines, IA, United States to airports near Washington, DC, United States

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, IA to airports nearest to Washington, DC is given in the table below

Journey ToStops & Duration
Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh International Airport
DSM - PIT
4 hrs 32 mins
1 Stop
Baltimore, MD, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
DSM - BWI
4 hrs 52 mins
1 Stop
Newport News, Newport News/williamsb Airport
DSM - PHF
4 hrs 37 mins
1 Stop
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport
DSM - ORF
4 hrs 30 mins
1 Stop
Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport
DSM - PHL
5 hrs 39 mins
1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between Des Moines, IA and Washington, DC

Des Moines, IA time is 1 hour behind Washington, DC

Current time in Des Moines, IA, United States : Wed, 11 Dec, 2019,
Des Moines, IA Timezone: CST (-06:00)

03:35 PM

Current time in Washington, DC, United States :, Wed, 11 Dec, 2019,
Washington, DC Timezone: EST (-05:00)

04:35 PM

DSM to IAD Flight - Des Moines, IA Airport to Washington, DC Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Des Moines, IA Airport & Washington, DC Airport is given below. Click the map to view Des Moines, IA to Washington, DC flight path and travel direction.

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