The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ERI are

  • October 8th to November 11th (except the week of October 15th)
  • early to mid December

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 ERI is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $347 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $139 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Erie

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Erie, PA (ERI) will usually cost between $149 to $278 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $177. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $287. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $211 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ERI flight.

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

DTW to ERI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ERI 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 $0.81, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Erie, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $53 (23%) 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 $178. Return trip prices are from the ERI 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 ERI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 16 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 ERI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from ERI
  • Usually 18.72% less expensive than ERI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to CLE flights

Destination alternative #2: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from ERI
  • Usually 0.47% less expensive than ERI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to SCE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to ERI? 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 Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 163 miles or 262 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ERI flight is about 1 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Erie, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from DTW to ERI.


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 ERI
Destination airport name Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport
City Erie, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 42.1
Longitude -80.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to ERI tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ERI heading for DTW about 33 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Erie, PA is about 27 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 33 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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