The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MSP are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 20th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 MSP is late October. Prices can be as high as $360 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $177 for Tuesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to Minneapolis
Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $187 to $294 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 $189. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $91 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $211 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MSP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DTW to MSP 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 $0.25, 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 $44 (18%) 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 $197. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 56 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DTW to MSP? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 527 miles or 848 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DTW to MSP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MSP flight is about 1 hour 56 minutes.
How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Minneapolis, MN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from DTW to MSP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DTW to MSP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for DTW about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 11 minutes late
- Spirit: 1 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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