The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LIM are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
  • July 16th to December 9th

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 LIM is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1252 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $515 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Lima

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Lima (LIM) will usually cost between $673 to $1143 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $580. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1212. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $632 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $924 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LIM flight.

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

DTW to LIM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to LIM flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Lima, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $889. Return trip prices are from the LIM 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 LIM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to LIM

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 LIM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (DTW > ORD > LIM)

  • Price for both tickets: $726
  • Average savings: $198 (21.43%)

See DTW to ORD flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (DTW > MIA > LIM)

  • Price for both tickets: $732
  • Average savings: $192 (20.78%)

See DTW to MIA flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (DTW > IAD > LIM)

  • Price for both tickets: $737
  • Average savings: $187 (20.24%)

See DTW to IAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Jorge Chavez International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3767 miles or 6062 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LIM flight is about 7 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Lima?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from DTW to LIM.


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 LIM
Destination airport name Jorge Chavez International Airport
City Lima
Country Peru
Latitude -12
Longitude -77.1


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