The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LST are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 20th to October 7th (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 LST is mid February. Prices can be as high as $3930 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1378 for Monday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Launceston

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Launceston (LST) will usually cost between $1478 to $3106 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1607. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3429. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1822 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1885 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LST flight.

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

DTW to LST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to LST flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LST, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Fridays 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 $274 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1824. Return trip prices are from the LST 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 LST can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to LST

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 LST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Melbourne (DTW > MEL > LST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1583
  • Average savings: $302 (16.02%)

See DTW to MEL flights

Hack #2: Sydney (DTW > SYD > LST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1586
  • Average savings: $299 (15.86%)

See DTW to SYD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (DTW > LAX > LST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1643
  • Average savings: $242 (12.84%)

See DTW to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Delta, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9872 miles or 15887 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LST flight is about 18 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Launceston?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DTW to LST.


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 LST
Destination airport name Launceston Airport
City Launceston
Country Australia
Latitude -41.5
Longitude 147.2


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