The cheapest times to fly from AMS to DTW are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • March 19th to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • September 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 AMS to DTW is late January. Prices can be as high as $1345 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $631 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $689 to $1140 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $674. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1198. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $524 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $779 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to DTW flight.

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

AMS to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to DTW flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 Amsterdam. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $113 (11%) 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 $791. Return trip prices are from the DTW to AMS 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 AMS to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking AMS 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 AMS to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (AMS > LGA > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $550
  • Average savings: $230 (29.46%)

See AMS to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (AMS > JFK > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $559
  • Average savings: $220 (28.24%)

See AMS to LGA flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (AMS > EWR > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $582
  • Average savings: $197 (25.29%)

See AMS to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Flybe, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3929 miles or 6323 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to DTW flight is about 8 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Amsterdam and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from AMS to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAMS
Origination airport nameSchiphol Airport
Countrythe Netherlands

Return Airport

Destination codeDTW
Destination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States


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