The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LNK are
- August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and February 12th)
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 LNK is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $714 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $268 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Lincoln
Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Lincoln, NE (LNK) will usually cost between $283 to $514 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $318. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $474. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $156 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LNK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to LNK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DTW to LNK 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 $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.
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 $133 (31%) 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 $301. Return trip prices are from the LNK 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 LNK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 14 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 LNK while comparing.
- 55 miles (89 km) away from LNK
- Usually 7.40% less expensive than LNK
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DTW to LNK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Lincoln Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 699 miles or 1125 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DTW to LNK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LNK flight is about 2 hour 14 minutes.
How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Lincoln, NE?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from DTW to LNK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lincoln Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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