The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ANC are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the weeks of February 26th, March 12th, and March 26th)
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the weeks of August 20th and 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 DTW to ANC is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1335 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $422 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $422 to $751 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $422. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $760. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $338 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ANC flight.

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

DTW to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ANC 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 $0.1, 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 Anchorage, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $52 (9%) 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 $511. Return trip prices are from the ANC 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 ANC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2977 miles or 4791 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ANC flight is about 6 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from DTW to ANC.


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 ANC
Destination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150


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