The cheapest times to fly from DTW to BOD are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • October 1st to December 16th (except the week of October 15th)

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 BOD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2023 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $648 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Bordeaux

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Bordeaux (BOD) will usually cost between $974 to $1896 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1045. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1825. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $779 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1554 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to BOD flight.

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

DTW to BOD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to BOD flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $152 (9%) 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 $1375. Return trip prices are from the BOD 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 BOD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 6 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 BOD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) in Toulouse

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from BOD
  • Usually 34.43% less expensive than BOD
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to TLS flights

Destination alternative #2: San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in San Sebastian

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from BOD
  • Usually 6.82% less expensive than BOD
  • 2-layover flights available

See DTW to EAS flights

Destination alternative #3: Pamplona Airport (PNA) in Pamplona

  • 150 miles (241 km) away from BOD
  • Usually 3.54% less expensive than BOD
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to PNA flights


Flight Hacking DTW to BOD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DTW to BOD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DTW > JFK > BOD)

  • Price for both tickets: $799
  • Average savings: $755 (48.58%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (DTW > EWR > BOD)

  • Price for both tickets: $882
  • Average savings: $672 (43.24%)

See DTW to EWR flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (DTW > BOS > BOD)

  • Price for both tickets: $911
  • Average savings: $643 (41.38%)

See DTW to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, atlasglobal, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bordeaux Merignac Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3955 miles or 6365 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to BOD flight is about 8 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Bordeaux?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DTW to BOD.


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 BOD
Destination airport name Bordeaux Merignac Airport
City Bordeaux
Country France
Latitude 44.8
Longitude -0.7


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