The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MLU are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th 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 MLU is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $829 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Monroe

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Monroe, LA (MLU) will usually cost between $294 to $504 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 $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $475. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $144 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $372 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MLU flight.

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

DTW to MLU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to MLU 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 $0.28, 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 $104 (25%) 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 $320. Return trip prices are from the MLU 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 MLU 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 28 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 MLU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) in Baton Rouge, LA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from MLU
  • Usually 25.81% less expensive than MLU
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to BTR flights

Destination alternative #2: Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in Jackson/Vicksburg, MS

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from MLU
  • Usually 19.89% less expensive than MLU
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to JAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Texarkana Regional-Webb Field Airport (TXK) in Texarkana, AR

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from MLU
  • Usually 12.63% less expensive than MLU
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to TXK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 822 miles or 1323 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MLU flight is about 2 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Monroe, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from DTW to MLU.


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 MLU
Destination airport name Monroe Regional Airport
City Monroe, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.5
Longitude -92


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