The cheapest times to fly from ATL to DTW are
- January 1st to February 4th
- April 23rd to June 10th (except the weeks of May 7th and May 21st)
- August 6th to November 18th (except the week of 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 ATL to DTW is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $388 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $157 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $162 to $276 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $174. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $292. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $118 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $197 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
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Compared to other flights, the ATL to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $49 (22%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $177. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
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Return Trip Prices by Day
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Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ATL to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ATL 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 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 595 miles or 958 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ATL to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to DTW flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.
How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from ATL to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta 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 ATL to DTW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for ATL about 13 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: 14 minutes late
- Spirit: 10 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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