The cheapest times to fly from DTW to APN are

  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 13th to April 1st (except the week of November 19th)

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 DTW to APN is late December. Prices can be as high as $294 for Tuesday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $175 for Saturday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Alpena

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Alpena, MI (APN) will usually cost between $175 to $294 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $175. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $294. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $119 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to APN flight.

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

DTW to APN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to APN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.55, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $5 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $194. Return trip prices are from the APN to DTW 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 DTW to APN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DTW to APN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from APN
  • Usually 7.63% less expensive than APN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MBS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Alpena County Regional Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 198 miles or 319 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to APN flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Alpena, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from DTW to APN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code APN
Destination airport name Alpena County Regional Airport
City Alpena, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.1
Longitude -83.6


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to APN tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave APN heading for DTW about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Alpena, MI is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 6 minutes late


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