The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ATL are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the weeks of May 7th and May 14th)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 20th, September 24th, and October 1st)

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 ATL is early November. Prices can be as high as $454 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $157 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $162 to $265 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $173. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $318. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $145 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $197 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ATL flight.

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

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DTW to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ATL 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 $0.21, which is below 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 $49 (22%) 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 $177. Return trip prices are from the ATL to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 595 miles or 958 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ATL flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from DTW to ATL.


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 ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to ATL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for DTW about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 12 minutes late
  • Spirit: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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