The cheapest times to fly from DTW to AMS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 AMS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1496 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $691 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Amsterdam

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Amsterdam (AMS) will usually cost between $731 to $1248 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $727. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1375. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $647 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $898 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to AMS flight.

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

DTW to AMS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to AMS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 to Amsterdam, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. 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 $842. Return trip prices are from the AMS to DTW 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 DTW to AMS 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.


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 AMS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brussels National Airport (BRU) in Brussels

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from AMS
  • Usually 0.33% less expensive than AMS
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to BRU flights


Flight Hacking DTW to AMS

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 DTW to AMS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $585
  • Average savings: $313 (34.87%)

See DTW to LGA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $598
  • Average savings: $300 (33.37%)

See DTW to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $628
  • Average savings: $270 (30.03%)

See DTW to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 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, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Amsterdam?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from DTW to AMS.


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 AMS
Destination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8


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