The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MQT are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 20th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to April 8th (except the week of January 8th)

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 MQT is mid December. Prices can be as high as $493 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $200 for Tuesday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Marquette

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Marquette, MI (MQT) will usually cost between $200 to $493 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $200. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $493. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $293 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $273 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MQT flight.

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

DTW to MQT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to MQT 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 $0.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $44 (15%) 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 $243. Return trip prices are from the MQT 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 MQT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 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 MQT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 28.02% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to TVC flights

Destination alternative #2: Ford Airport (IMT) in Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 26.01% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to IMT flights

Destination alternative #3: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 13.37% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to CIU flights

Destination alternative #4: Delta County Airport (ESC) in Escanaba, MI

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 12.09% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ESC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to MQT? 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 Sawyer International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 349 miles or 562 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MQT flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Marquette, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from DTW to MQT.


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 MQT
Destination airport name Sawyer International Airport
City Marquette, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -87.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to MQT tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 9% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MQT heading for DTW about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Marquette, MI is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 17 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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