The cheapest times to fly from RDU to DTW are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 6th 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 RDU to DTW is early September. Prices can be as high as $372 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $99 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $109 to $285 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $113. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $257. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $143 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $165 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RDU to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RDU to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 $75 (36%) 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 $131. Return trip prices are from the DTW to RDU 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 RDU 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 53 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RDU to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 501 miles or 806 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RDU to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to DTW flight is about 1 hour 53 minutes.
How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from RDU to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RDU to DTW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 33% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for RDU about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 17 minutes late
- Spirit: 4 minutes late
- Frontier: 24 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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