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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LAN are

  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of August 20th, September 17th, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 LAN is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $561 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Lansing

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Lansing, MI (LAN) will usually cost between $149 to $244 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $149. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $341. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $192 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LAN flight.

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

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DTW to LAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to LAN 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 $1.38, 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 $34 (18%) 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 $157. Return trip prices are from the LAN 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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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to LAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 7 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 LAN while comparing.

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

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 6.73% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to FWA flights

Destination alternative #2: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 3.98% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to AZO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to LAN? 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 Capital Region International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 74 miles or 119 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LAN flight is about 1 hour 7 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DTW to LAN.

 

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 codeLAN
Destination airport nameCapital Region International Airport
CityLansing, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.8
Longitude-84.6

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to LAN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAN heading for DTW about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lansing, MI is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 23 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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