The cheapest times to fly from DTW to BDL are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the weeks of May 14th and May 21st)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 13th and September 24th)

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 BDL is early December. Prices can be as high as $451 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $199 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Hartford

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Hartford, CT (BDL) will usually cost between $203 to $319 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $237. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $305. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $67 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $267 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to BDL flight.

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

DTW to BDL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to BDL 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $83 (29%) 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 $206. Return trip prices are from the BDL 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 BDL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 58 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 BDL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from BDL
  • Usually 36.70% less expensive than BDL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to BOS flights

Destination alternative #2: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 47 miles (76 km) away from BDL
  • Usually 26.97% less expensive than BDL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ORH flights

Destination alternative #3: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from BDL
  • Usually 33.52% less expensive than BDL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to LGA flights

Destination alternative #4: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from BDL
  • Usually 20.79% less expensive than BDL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to PVD flights

Destination alternative #5: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from BDL
  • Usually 25.47% less expensive than BDL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to JFK flights

Destination alternative #6: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BDL
  • Usually 20.60% less expensive than BDL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 547 miles or 880 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to BDL flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Hartford, CT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from DTW to BDL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeBDL
Destination airport nameBradley International Airport
CityHartford, CT
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to BDL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BDL heading for DTW about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Hartford, CT is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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