The cheapest times to fly from MSN to DTW are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 23rd to May 13th
- August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 13th and August 27th)
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 MSN to DTW is early December. Prices can be as high as $392 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $199 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Madison, WI (MSN) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $209 to $309 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $230. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $313. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $83 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $244 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSN to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSN to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSN to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Madison. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.49, which is above 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 $58 (22%) 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 $211. Return trip prices are from the DTW to MSN 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 MSN to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 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 MSN to DTW while comparing.
- 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
- Usually 1.64% less expensive than DTW
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSN to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 311 miles or 501 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSN to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSN to DTW flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Madison, WI and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from MSN to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSN to DTW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for MSN about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 1 minutes late
- SkyWest: 14 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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