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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to DAY are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th, 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 DAY is early December. Prices can be as high as $375 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $190 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Dayton

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Dayton, OH (DAY) will usually cost between $199 to $289 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $225. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $269. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $44 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $242 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to DAY flight.

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

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DTW to DAY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to DAY 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 $0.91, which is above 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 $59 (22%) 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 $204. Return trip prices are from the DAY to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to DAY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 17 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 DAY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 36.98% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to FWA flights

Destination alternative #2: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 26.03% less expensive than DAY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to CMH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from James M Cox/Dayton International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 166 miles or 267 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to DAY flight is about 1 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Dayton, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from DTW to DAY.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.2
Longitude-83.4

Return Airport

Destination codeDAY
Destination airport nameJames M Cox/Dayton International Airport
CityDayton, OH
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-84.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to DAY tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DAY heading for DTW about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dayton, OH is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 29 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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