The cheapest times to fly from DTW to BTM are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 20th to December 16th (except the weeks of September 3rd, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 BTM is early November. Prices can be as high as $1012 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $322 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Butte

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Butte, MT (BTM) will usually cost between $349 to $789 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 $435. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $767. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $332 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $549 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to BTM flight.

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

DTW to BTM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to BTM flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


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 $207 (31%) 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 $450. Return trip prices are from the BTM 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 BTM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 37 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 BTM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from BTM
  • Usually 26.50% less expensive than BTM
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from BTM
  • Usually 17.49% less expensive than BTM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from BTM
  • Usually 13.11% less expensive than BTM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to HLN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bert Mooney Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1461 miles or 2351 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to BTM flight is about 3 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Butte, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DTW to BTM.


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 BTM
Destination airport name Bert Mooney Airport
City Butte, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 46
Longitude -112.5


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