The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ESC are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 6th to January 28th (except the weeks of November 26th and December 17th)

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 ESC is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $374 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $195 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Escanaba

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Escanaba, MI (ESC) will usually cost between $195 to $374 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 $195. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $374. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $179 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $240 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ESC flight.

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

DTW to ESC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ESC 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

Monday 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 $47 (18%) 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 $220. Return trip prices are from the ESC 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 ESC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 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 ESC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from ESC
  • Usually 18.13% less expensive than ESC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to TVC flights

Destination alternative #2: Ford Airport (IMT) in Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from ESC
  • Usually 15.83% less expensive than ESC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to IMT flights

Destination alternative #3: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from ESC
  • Usually 1.46% less expensive than ESC
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to CIU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 306 miles or 492 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ESC flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Escanaba, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from DTW to ESC.


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 ESC
Destination airport name Delta County Airport
City Escanaba, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.7
Longitude -87.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to ESC tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% 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 ESC heading for DTW about 11 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Escanaba, MI is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 11 minutes late


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