The cheapest times to fly from MEX to DTW are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the weeks of February 19th, March 5th, and March 19th)
  • August 6th to December 2nd

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 MEX to DTW is early October. Prices can be as high as $1009 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $392 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Mexico City (MEX) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $402 to $605 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $395. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $667. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $271 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $460 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEX to DTW flight.

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

MEX to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEX to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Mexico City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Mexico City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $35 (7%) 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 $472. Return trip prices are from the DTW to MEX 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 MEX to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 16 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 MEX to DTW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 4.13% less expensive than DTW
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEX to CLE flights

Destination alternative #2: Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) in Akron, OH

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 3.37% less expensive than DTW
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEX to CAK flights


Flight Hacking MEX to DTW

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 MEX to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (MEX > MCO > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $445
  • Average savings: $15 (3.26%)

See MEX to MIA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $447
  • Average savings: $14 (2.93%)

See MEX to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1822 miles or 2932 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEX to DTW flight is about 4 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Mexico City and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from MEX to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEX
Origination airport name Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport
City Mexico City
Country Mexico
Latitude 19.4
Longitude -99.1

Return Airport

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


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