The cheapest times to fly from DTW to CPX are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the weeks of May 7th and May 21st)
  • August 27th to November 18th

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 CPX is late October. Prices can be as high as $1413 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $519 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Culebra

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Culebra, PR (CPX) will usually cost between $560 to $1044 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $606. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $602 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $680 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to CPX flight.

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

DTW to CPX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to CPX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $271 (29%) 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 $643. Return trip prices are from the CPX 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 CPX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 31 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to CPX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, PR

  • 47 miles (76 km) away from CPX
  • Usually 41.84% less expensive than CPX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to SJU flights

Destination alternative #2: Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, PR

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from CPX
  • Usually 24.93% less expensive than CPX
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to BQN flights

Destination alternative #3: Cyril E King Airport (STT) in Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • 22 miles (35 km) away from CPX
  • Usually 17.28% less expensive than CPX
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to STT flights

Destination alternative #4: Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport (MAZ) in Mayaguez, PR

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from CPX
  • Usually 17.65% less expensive than CPX
  • 2-layover flights available

See DTW to MAZ flights

Destination alternative #5: Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in Christiansted, VI

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from CPX
  • Usually 10.00% less expensive than CPX
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to STX flights


Flight Hacking DTW to CPX

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DTW to CPX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Juan, PR (DTW > SJU > CPX)

  • Price for both tickets: $597
  • Average savings: $84 (12.28%)

See DTW to SJU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, Seaborne Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1962 miles or 3158 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to CPX flight is about 4 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Culebra, PR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from DTW to CPX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCPX
Destination airport nameBenjamin Rivera Noriega Airport
CityCulebra, PR
Countrythe United States


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