The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MGA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 16th to December 9th (except the week of July 23rd)

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 MGA is late October. Prices can be as high as $1584 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $433 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Managua

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Managua (MGA) will usually cost between $464 to $895 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $458. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1074. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $616 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $702 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MGA flight.

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

DTW to MGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to MGA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MGA, and Wednesday 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 $72 (9%) 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 $633. Return trip prices are from the MGA 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 MGA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to MGA

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 MGA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (DTW > MIA > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $630
  • Average savings: $72 (10.19%)

See DTW to MIA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DTW > LGA > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $672
  • Average savings: $30 (4.28%)

See DTW to LGA flights

Hack #3: Austin, TX (DTW > AUS > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $683
  • Average savings: $19 (2.64%)

See DTW to AUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2084 miles or 3354 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MGA flight is about 4 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Managua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from DTW to MGA.


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 MGA
Destination airport name Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport
City Managua
Country Nicaragua
Latitude 12.1
Longitude -86.2


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