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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to FLL are

  • January 1st to January 21st
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 6th 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 FLL is late September. Prices can be as high as $697 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around late September.

 

When to Fly to Fort Lauderdale

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) will usually cost between $188 to $464 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $191. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $478. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $287 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $233 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to FLL flight.

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

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DTW to FLL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to FLL 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 $0.13, which is far below 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 $110 (34%) 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 $210. Return trip prices are from the FLL to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to FLL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 1 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 FLL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from FLL
  • Usually 8.39% less expensive than FLL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to RSW flights

Destination alternative #2: Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami, FL

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from FLL
  • Usually 0.65% less expensive than FLL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MIA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1130 miles or 1819 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to FLL flight is about 3 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Fort Lauderdale, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from DTW to FLL.

 

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 codeFLL
Destination airport nameFort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
CityFort Lauderdale, FL
Countrythe United States
Latitude26.1
Longitude-80.1

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to FLL tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FLL heading for DTW about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fort Lauderdale, FL is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 15 minutes late
  • Spirit: 26 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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