The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ATW are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 6th and September 17th)

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 ATW is early October. Prices can be as high as $462 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $164 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Appleton

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Appleton, WI (ATW) will usually cost between $200 to $367 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $241. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $352. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $111 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $288 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ATW flight.

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

DTW to ATW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ATW 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 $0.61, which is 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 $110 (33%) 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 $219. Return trip prices are from the ATW 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 ATW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 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 ATW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 31.65% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to TVC flights

Destination alternative #2: Ford Airport (IMT) in Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 29.74% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to IMT flights

Destination alternative #3: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 24.35% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to LSE flights

Destination alternative #4: Delta County Airport (ESC) in Escanaba, MI

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 16.52% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ESC flights

Destination alternative #5: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 15.13% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MSN flights

Destination alternative #6: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from ATW
  • Usually 15.13% less expensive than ATW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MKE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 296 miles or 476 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ATW flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Appleton, WI?

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


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 ATW
Destination airport name Appleton International Airport
City Appleton, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.3
Longitude -88.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to ATW tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATW heading for DTW about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Appleton, WI is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 11 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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