The cheapest times to fly from DTW to CWA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 CWA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $471 for Monday flights during late June, or as low as $197 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Wausau

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Mosinee, WI (CWA) will usually cost between $199 to $339 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $244. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $327. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $83 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $283 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to CWA flight.

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

DTW to CWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to CWA 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 $0.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $79 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $229. Return trip prices are from the CWA 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 CWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 38 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 CWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ford Airport (IMT) in Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 28.50% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to IMT flights

Destination alternative #2: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 23.01% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to LSE flights

Destination alternative #3: Delta County Airport (ESC) in Escanaba, MI

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 15.04% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ESC flights

Destination alternative #4: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from CWA
  • Usually 13.63% less expensive than CWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 362 miles or 583 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to CWA flight is about 1 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Mosinee, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from DTW to CWA.


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 CWA
Destination airport name Central Wisconsin Airport
City Mosinee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.8
Longitude -89.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to CWA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CWA heading for DTW about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Mosinee, WI is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Endeavor: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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