The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LBA are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LBA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1862 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $776 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Leeds

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Leeds/Bradford (LBA) will usually cost between $880 to $1734 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $827. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1720. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $893 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1147 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LBA flight.

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

DTW to LBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to LBA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $85 (7%) 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 $1168. Return trip prices are from the LBA 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 LBA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 32 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to LBA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 44 miles (71 km) away from LBA
  • Usually 15.26% less expensive than LBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to MAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Norwich Airport (NWI) in Norwich

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from LBA
  • Usually 14.21% less expensive than LBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to NWI flights

Destination alternative #3: Birmingham Airport (BHX) in Birmingham

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from LBA
  • Usually 2.14% less expensive than LBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to BHX flights


Flight Hacking DTW to LBA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DTW to LBA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DTW > LGA > LBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $815
  • Average savings: $332 (28.95%)

See DTW to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DTW > JFK > LBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $819
  • Average savings: $328 (28.6%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (DTW > EWR > LBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $842
  • Average savings: $305 (26.59%)

See DTW to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3642 miles or 5861 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LBA flight is about 7 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Leeds/Bradford?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from DTW to LBA.


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 LBA
Destination airport name Leeds Bradford Airport
City Leeds/Bradford
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 53.9
Longitude -1.7


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