The cheapest times to fly from DTW to BNA are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 26th, December 24th, and February 12th)
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 BNA is early November. Prices can be as high as $549 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $177 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Nashville
Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Nashville, TN (BNA) will usually cost between $181 to $318 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 $199. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $308. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $108 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $226 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to BNA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to BNA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DTW to BNA 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 $0.31, 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 $64 (24%) 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 $203. Return trip prices are from the BNA to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DTW to BNA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 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 BNA while comparing.
- 103 miles (166 km) away from BNA
- Usually 7.52% less expensive than BNA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DTW to BNA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Nashville International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 457 miles or 735 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DTW to BNA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to BNA flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.
How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Nashville, TN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from DTW to BNA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Nashville International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DTW to BNA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BNA heading for DTW about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Nashville, TN is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 4 minutes late
- Delta: 3 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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