The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LEJ are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 16th (except the week of September 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 LEJ is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2099 for Saturday flights during early July, or as low as $767 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Leipzig

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Leipzig (LEJ) will usually cost between $913 to $1865 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1005. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $1831. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $826 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1534 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LEJ flight.

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

DTW to LEJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to LEJ flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, 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 $169 (11%) 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 $1325. Return trip prices are from the LEJ 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 LEJ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 36 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 LEJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tegel Airport (TXL) in Berlin

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 39.08% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to TXL flights

Destination alternative #2: Ruzyne Airport (PRG) in Prague

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 36.80% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to PRG flights

Destination alternative #3: Hannover Airport (HAJ) in Hannover

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 7.86% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to HAJ flights

Destination alternative #4: Nuernberg Airport (NUE) in Nuremberg

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 1.14% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to NUE flights


Flight Hacking DTW to LEJ

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 LEJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Zurich (DTW > ZRH > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $991
  • Average savings: $544 (35.43%)

See DTW to ZRH flights

Hack #2: Munich (DTW > MUC > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1040
  • Average savings: $494 (32.2%)

See DTW to MUC flights

Hack #3: Dusseldorf (DTW > DUS > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1074
  • Average savings: $460 (29.99%)

See DTW to DUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Austrian, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4234 miles or 6814 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LEJ flight is about 8 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Leipzig?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DTW to LEJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLEJ
Destination airport nameLeipzig Halle Airport


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