The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MIA are
- January 1st to February 4th
- May 21st to June 17th
- July 9th to July 22nd
- August 20th 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 MIA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $680 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $177 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to Miami
Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Miami, FL (MIA) will usually cost between $187 to $478 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $517. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $325 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $231 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MIA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to MIA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DTW to MIA 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 $0.13, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $126 (37%) 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 $207. Return trip prices are from the MIA to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DTW to MIA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 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 MIA while comparing.
- 104 miles (167 km) away from MIA
- Usually 7.79% less expensive than MIA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DTW to MIA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Miami International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1147 miles or 1846 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DTW to MIA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MIA flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.
How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Miami, FL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from DTW to MIA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Miami International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DTW to MIA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 14% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MIA heading for DTW about 1 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Miami, FL is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 4 minutes late
- American: 3 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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