The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LGA are
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 21st to June 10th
- August 13th to September 30th (except the week of August 27th)
- October 22nd 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 LGA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $450 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around mid January.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $164 to $281 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 $168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $274. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $106 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $178 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LGA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to LGA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DTW to LGA 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 $0.22, which is 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 $70 (29%) 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 $172. Return trip prices are from the LGA to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DTW to LGA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 53 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DTW to LGA? 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 LaGuardia Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 500 miles or 805 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DTW to LGA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LGA flight is about 1 hour 53 minutes.
How many flights go between Detroit, MI and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from DTW to LGA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DTW to LGA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGA heading for DTW about 30 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 26 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 36 minutes late
- Envoy: 10 minutes late
- Republic: 28 minutes late
- Spirit: 21 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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