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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MCO are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 MCO is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $701 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $150 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.

 

When to Fly to Orlando

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $159 to $433 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $175. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $253 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $212 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MCO flight.

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

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DTW to MCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to MCO 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 $0.14, which is far 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 $96 (34%) 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 $184. Return trip prices are from the MCO to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to MCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DTW to MCO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in Jacksonville, FL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 19.15% less expensive than MCO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to JAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 1.65% less expensive than MCO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to TPA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 959 miles or 1543 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MCO flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Orlando, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from DTW to MCO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.2
Longitude-83.4

Return Airport

Destination codeMCO
Destination airport nameOrlando International Airport
CityOrlando, FL
Countrythe United States
Latitude28.4
Longitude-81.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to MCO tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCO heading for DTW about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Orlando, FL is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 19 minutes late
  • Spirit: 19 minutes late
  • Frontier: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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