The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ASE are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 8th)

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 ASE is late October. Prices can be as high as $962 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Aspen

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Aspen, CO (ASE) will usually cost between $334 to $725 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $369. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $712. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $344 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $436 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ASE flight.

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

DTW to ASE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ASE 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 $0.22, 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 $221 (37%) 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 $376. Return trip prices are from the ASE 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 ASE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 13 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to ASE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, CO

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 36.70% less expensive than ASE
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to DEN flights

Destination alternative #2: Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in Montrose/Delta, CO

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 12.50% less expensive than ASE
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to MTJ flights

Destination alternative #3: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 7.80% less expensive than ASE
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to COS flights

Destination alternative #4: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 4.13% less expensive than ASE
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to EGE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1244 miles or 2002 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ASE flight is about 3 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Aspen, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from DTW to ASE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeASE
Destination airport nameAspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport
CityAspen, CO
Countrythe United States


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