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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ALB are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 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 DTW to ALB is early December. Prices can be as high as $651 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $220 for Wednesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $230 to $354 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 $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $374. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $112 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $283 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ALB flight.

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

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DTW to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, which is a bit above 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 $80 (25%) 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 $236. Return trip prices are from the ALB to DTW 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 DTW to ALB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DTW to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 30.97% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ORH flights

Destination alternative #2: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 37.17% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to LGA flights

Destination alternative #3: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 40.18% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to BOS flights

Destination alternative #4: Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field Airport (BGM) in Binghamton, NY

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 25.31% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to BGM flights

Destination alternative #5: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 29.56% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to JFK flights

Destination alternative #6: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 25.13% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to PVD flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 488 miles or 785 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ALB flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from DTW to ALB.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

Return Airport

Destination code ALB
Destination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to ALB 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 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for DTW about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 34 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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