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About Flights to Detroit

Summary info about Detroit flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$47

Best Round-Trip Price

$110

Fastest flight time

1h 54m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Detroit from United States in the last 72 hours is $47 (New York LaGuardia to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County).
The best round-trip flight price to Detroit from United States in the last 72 hours is $110 (New York LaGuardia to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County).
The fastest flight to Detroit from United States takes 1h 54m (New York LaGuardia to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Detroit, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Spirit Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Detroit airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Detroit airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Detroit

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cleveland (CLE)

Typically, flights to Detroit from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Cleveland Hopkins Intl, which has an average price of $215

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO DETROIT FROM LOS ANGELESApril33% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Detroit costs on average just $192 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO DETROIT FROM LOS ANGELESDecember52% more expensiveIt costs about $437 for flights to Detroit from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO DETROIT FROM LOS ANGELESOctober266% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Detroit from Los Angeles in October than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Detroit?

Detroit, known also as Motor City, is the largest city in the state of Michigan. Famed for its once dominant auto industry and as the birthplace of the Motown sound, a soul-influenced genre of pop music, it has seen hard times. The city is beginning to experience a resurgence through a determined effort by local government to regain control of its finances and invest in revitalization. Visitors can witness this transformation as it develops, and reflect on the checkered history of this once mighty metropolis. If you visit Detroit during the summer months, you’ll find temperatures of 80 – 84 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s high tourist season, with a busy schedule of festivals and events, so flight and accommodation prices will be at their peak. In winter, Detroit is frigid, with daily high temperatures at 29 – 39 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t have to fight the crowds though, so it could be a good time to travel here. The only busy period is between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall offer moderate temperatures, and fall is less busy than spring, so it may be a better choice for your Detroit getaway.

The cheapest month to fly to Detroit from United States is in August. Flight prices, which tend to average around $156, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Detroit in August, then March is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Detroit during March average around $173.

We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Detroit 30 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Detroit for $208. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Detroit at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $110 in the past 72 hours.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Detroit from United States is on a Tuesday. momondo users have found tickets for Tuesday departures for as low as $217. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. When flying out on a Sunday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Detroit for around $259.

In the evening is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Detroit when you can find flight prices for as low as $219. Flying to Detroit in the evening is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying at noon when prices are $287 on average. Flights to Detroit from United States at noon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Detroit for May, June, and September. Parks like Comerica Park are popular hot spots in those months.

The best time to go skiing is usually when temperatures are low and chances of snow are high. The month of January is considered the best time for skiing in the Detroit area. Boyne Highlands is a recommended mountain in the area. Alternatively, Boyne Mountain is also a very popular ski mountain in the Detroit area.

Yes, if you fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County in Detroit which is the closest available airport to Corktown (16.4 mi away).

The closest airport to Cobo Center is 17.1 mi away - Detroit’s Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport.



Detroit flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Detroit found recently by users on momondo
Spirit Airlines
Jun 15
LGA5:45 pmNew York LaGuardia
2h 00m
DTW7:45 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Jun 29
DTW3:13 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1h 47m
LGA5:00 amNew York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Jun 14
LGA5:45 pmNew York LaGuardia
2h 00m
DTW7:45 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Jun 29
DTW3:13 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1h 47m
LGA5:00 amNew York LaGuardia
United Airlines
Aug 17
IAD6:20 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
1h 30m
DTW7:50 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Aug 20
DTW2:00 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1h 23m
IAD3:23 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Spirit Airlines
Jun 25
LGA5:45 pmNew York LaGuardia
2h 00m
DTW7:45 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Jun 28
DTW3:13 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1h 47m
LGA5:00 amNew York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Sep 20
LGA2:00 amNew York LaGuardia
2h 08m
DTW4:08 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Sep 24
DTW6:02 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1h 46m
LGA7:48 pmNew York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
IAD8:38 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 19m
1 stop
DTW12:57 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Oct 11
DTW12:08 pmDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1h 28m
IAD1:36 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Detroit

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Detroit, view some of our deals below provided by Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sep 27
LGA9:35 amNew York LaGuardia
2h 08m
DTW11:43 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Jun 15
LGA8:59 amNew York LaGuardia
2h 00m
DTW10:59 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Jun 21
LGA8:59 amNew York LaGuardia
2h 00m
DTW10:59 amDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Which airlines fly to Detroit?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Detroit

Which airlines fly to Detroit?

When flying to Detroit from United States, momondo travelers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Delta, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines or United Airlines. Depending on what airport in United States you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

Spirit Airlines Flights to Detroit

19 Spirit Airlines flights head to Detroit on average each week. Most will be flying from Fort Lauderdale to Detroit, the most popular route that Spirit Airlines operates to Detroit. Prices vary based on when and where you fly from - the cheapest Spirit Airlines flight to Detroit found in the past 3 days on momondo was $38, departing from Boston Logan Intl. Spirit Airlines is the most popular choice on momondo for this route and has been scored 6.2/10 by 757 of our users.


Best first class flights to Detroit

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Detroit
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $214First ClassRating
8.0
8.3

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

My first experience with Alaska Airlines, nothing to complain

1 / 10
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DeltaPriceFrom $108First ClassRating
7.9
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

This is another disease as if you have the Internet, you are ordinary deceivers!

1 / 10
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American AirlinesPriceFrom $122First ClassRating
7.3
7.7

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Easy boarding, courteous staff and on time

1 / 10
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Spirit AirlinesPriceFrom $55First ClassRating
6.2
6.4

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.9

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

Lost out flight because would’t take our luggage.. I know it was within the our but -0- options where offered by the agent at the desk… ee had several but she said no to everything… flight was delayed for 30 min and that was enough time for us to fix our luggage to small bags… but weren’t informed… anyways… really bad service.

1 / 10
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  • You can catch a First class flight to Detroit starting at just $569 on average, and if you’re flexible, flying from New York may even cost as little as $289 (price last reported on Apr 24). Please be aware that travel dates and airline, among other factors, may have an impact on final prices.

  • Flying with a First class ticket can make the travel experience more special. Popular airlines that have First class flights to Detroit include Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines. Please refer to individual airlines for details on premium services.

  • Instead of flying First class, you can opt for a Business class flight to Detroit for about 0% less. Business class flights, on average, will cost $583 per person and provide flyers with similar great perks and comfort.

  • Tired of flying Economy? Delta, the most highly rated airline for flights to Detroit, offers several premium cabin classes: First, Business, Premium economy. We advise exploring other airlines and being flexible with where you’re flying from to have the most cabin choices.


Airports near Detroit

Below you will find all the airports in Detroit along with the distance from the city center

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Detroit Metro Airport is a major international airport with 2 terminals covering 4,850 acres in Romulus, a suburb of Detroit. You have several options for travel from the airport into Downtown Detroit.

Taxis

Only 2 taxi companies are authorized to operate at the airport; you’ll find them in the ground transportation center at both terminals, on level 4. The trip into Detroit will take around 30 minutes and cost you about $44.00 USD.

Shuttles

Commercial shuttles and hotel courtesy shuttles are available at ground transportation for both terminals. You may prearrange pickup. Always ask when booking a hotel if they offer shuttle services.

Public Transportation

Board the SMART Express bus 261 at either terminal and ride to Cass Ave and Michigan Ave in about an hour, for a fare of $2.00 USD. You can also take SMART bus 125 from McNamara Terminal to Larned St and St. Antoine St, then walk 2 minutes to Jefferson Ave and St Antoine St and board Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus 25, 34, or 7 and ride to Michigan Ave and Washington Blvd. The fare, including transfer, is $2.25 USD.

Car Rentals

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Popular routes to Detroit

Most frequently searched flights to Detroit along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time4h 20m
Cheapest price$202
San Francisco to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time4h 28m
Cheapest price$293
Dallas to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 36m
Cheapest price$184
Denver to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 43m
Cheapest price$145
Seattle to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time4h 05m
Cheapest price$269
Phoenix to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time3h 36m
Cheapest price$232
New York to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time1h 54m
Cheapest price$110
Washington, D.C. to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time1h 28m
Cheapest price$118
Boston to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 06m
Cheapest price$158
Houston to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price$147
San Diego to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time4h 17m
Cheapest price$205
Austin to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 45m
Cheapest price$271
Atlanta to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price$92
Orlando to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 36m
Cheapest price$131
Portland to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time4h 06m
Cheapest price$327
Tampa to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 37m
Cheapest price$132
Philadelphia to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time1h 38m
Cheapest price$134
Oakland, California to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time4h 35m
Cheapest price$246
Fort Lauderdale to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time2h 51m
Cheapest price$116
Minneapolis to Detroit Flights
Fastest flight time1h 39m
Cheapest price$122

How to travel around Detroit

If you plan to venture beyond Downtown Detroit, your best bet is to rent a car. Otherwise, you can get around on foot, by bus, or use the elevated rail service called the People Mover. Here’s what you should know about Detroit transportation.

Public Transportation

Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) buses serve most parts of the city. An adult fare is $1.50 USD and children under 44 inches ride free with an adult. Another excellent public transport option for visitors is the elevated light rail system, the People Mover, which runs a 3-mile loop through downtown and offers exciting views of famous landmarks. There are 13 stops including the Renaissance Center, Joe Louis arena where the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings play, Campus Martius Park, and Greektown. The fare for the People Mover is an economical $0.75 USD.

Taxis

Taxis are typically easy to hail around stadiums, museums and hotels or other tourist hotspots. They charge $2.50 USD to start, with an additional $1.00 USD per mile, and a waiting charge of $24.00 USD per hour, plus tips. You may get a cheaper ride if you call Uber or Lyft; both services operate in Detroit.

Bike Share

For those who prefer to get around on two wheels, Detroit’s bike-share program, MoGo, offers 43 stations within the downtown area where you can pick up a bike and ride. An $8.00 USD day pass allows you unlimited 30-minute rides.


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Best things to do and see in Detroit

Things to do and places of interest in Detroit

If you want to visit a lively city with energy, you should certainly travel to Detroit. You can witness the exciting revitalization that is taking place as entrepreneurs and visionaries work to restore their beloved home. Here are some suggestions for your itinerary.

  • Detroit is a musical mecca with events and festivals taking place year-round. If you visit on Labor day, you can take in the Detroit Jazz Festival. If you plan a spring visit, Memorial Day weekend in May brings the Movement Electronic Music Festival.
  • Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts which opened at its current location in 1927 during the post–World War 1 auto industry boom. With over 100 galleries, you can admire works by Degas and Cézanne and a collection of pieces by African-American artists. Don’t miss Diego Rivera’s expansive mural – Detroit Industry.
  • For Instagram-worthy pictures of Detroit’s impressive skyline, cross the MacArthur bridge onto Belle Isle. It’s also a great place for a leg-stretching stroll or an invigorating jog.
  • On Saturday mornings during the summer, go down to the Eastern Market where Detroit residents often do their weekly grocery shopping. A lack of grocery stores within city limits makes this their best opportunity to find fresh produce brought into the city by the farmers.
  • A short 20-minute drive southwest of the city center will bring you to Dearborn, Michigan, where you can tour the Ford Fort Rouge factory built by Henry Ford. The tour will help you understand the rise of the auto industry in the US as well as the intertwined strength of American unions.
  • Check out the Motown Historical Museum where Berry Gordy Jr. built Motown’s iconic roster which included Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5. You’ll see Studio A, Motown’s first recording studio where innumerable hit songs were recorded.

Tips and tricks for visiting Detroit

Detroit has earned a bad reputation due to its high crime rate, but don’t let that deter you from visiting. Practice caution, and avoid venturing into questionable neighborhoods, especially after dark. Always lock your vehicle, and don’t wear expensive clothing and jewellry while using public transit.

There are certainly safe parts of the city where you can feel as confident walking around as you do in any large city. These include Downtown Detroit, Greektown, Midtown and Corktown (during daylight hours).


Why use momondo?

Finding the right flight to Detroit is quick and easy when you have a range of options in front of you, from reputable agents and recognisable airlines. These options can then be filtered down to find the best fit. That is what momondo does. We make finding flights to Detroit quick and easy, saving you time and money.

Yes. momondo allows you to filter the results for flights to Detroit to just show those with flexible booking policies.

Once you have performed a search for flights to Detroit, momondo helps you find the right flight by offering useful filters to narrow down your flight selection. Flights can be filtered by multiple factors such as airline, airport and price; but also by other criteria like aircraft type and payment method.

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