The cheapest times to fly from ANC to DTW are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 12th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)
  • early December

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ANC to DTW is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1310 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $422 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Anchorage, AK (ANC) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $422 to $781 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $422. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $875. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $453 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ANC to DTW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ANC to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ANC to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ANC to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Anchorage. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Anchorage. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $52 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $513. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ANC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ANC to DTW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ANC to DTW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2977 miles or 4791 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ANC to DTW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ANC to DTW flight is about 6 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Anchorage, AK and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from ANC to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ANC
Origination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150

Return Airport

Destination code DTW
Destination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4


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