The cheapest times to fly from DAL to DTW are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
- August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
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 DAL to DTW is early December. Prices can be as high as $1622 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $267 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Dallas, TX (DAL) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $286 to $662 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 $282. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $752. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $470 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $356 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAL to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DAL to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DAL to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, 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 $126 (27%) 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 $349. Return trip prices are from the DTW to DAL 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 DAL 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 45 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DAL to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Dallas Love Field Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 980 miles or 1577 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DAL to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAL to DTW flight is about 2 hour 45 minutes.
How many flights go between Dallas, TX and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from DAL to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Dallas Love 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 DAL to DTW tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 42% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for DAL about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 6 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 6 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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