The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MRY are

  • January 1st to January 28th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 17th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 13th to November 11th

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 MRY is late October. Prices can be as high as $841 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $355 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Monterey

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Monterey, CA (MRY) will usually cost between $374 to $674 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 $413. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $624. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $211 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $454 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MRY flight.

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

DTW to MRY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to MRY 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 $205 (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 $398. Return trip prices are from the MRY 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 MRY 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 43 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 MRY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 30.32% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 17.09% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to SJC flights

Destination alternative #3: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 10.80% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to SFO flights

Destination alternative #4: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 10.14% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to OAK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2073 miles or 3336 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MRY flight is about 4 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Monterey, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from DTW to MRY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMRY
Destination airport nameMonterey Regional Airport
CityMonterey, CA
Countrythe United States


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