The cheapest times to fly from ADL to DTW are

  • January 22nd to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • October 15th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 ADL to DTW is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $2510 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $901 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Adelaide (ADL) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $913 to $1942 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $952. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2238. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1286 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1092 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ADL to DTW flight.

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

ADL to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ADL to DTW flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Adelaide. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. Saturdays 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 $188 (10%) 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 $1092. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ADL 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 ADL to DTW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Adelaide International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10142 miles or 16322 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ADL to DTW flight is about 19 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Adelaide and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from ADL to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ADL
Origination airport name Adelaide International Airport
City Adelaide
Country Australia
Latitude -34.9
Longitude 138.5

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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