The cheapest times to fly from DTW to CAG are

  • January 1st to April 15th
  • November 5th to November 18th

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 CAG is late March. Prices can be as high as $4539 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $651 for Monday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Cagliari

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Cagliari (CAG) will usually cost between $933 to $1774 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $888. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1837. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $949 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1347 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to CAG flight.

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

DTW to CAG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to CAG flight is slightly 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 $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CAG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cagliari, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $221 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1208. Return trip prices are from the CAG 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 CAG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to CAG

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 CAG — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $819
  • Average savings: $528 (39.2%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #2: Milan (DTW > MXP > CAG)

  • Price for both tickets: $977
  • Average savings: $371 (27.51%)

See DTW to MXP flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DTW > LGA > CAG)

  • Price for both tickets: $978
  • Average savings: $370 (27.43%)

See DTW to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4584 miles or 7377 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to CAG flight is about 9 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Cagliari?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from DTW to CAG.


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 CAG
Destination airport name Elmas Airport
City Cagliari
Country Italy
Latitude 39.3
Longitude 9.1


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