The cheapest times to fly from DTW to PLN are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • September 3rd to April 1st (except the weeks of September 17th, September 24th, October 15th, October 22nd, November 5th, November 12th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 PLN is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $539 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $213 for Wednesday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Pellston

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Pellston, MI (PLN) will usually cost between $237 to $399 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $296. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $386. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $89 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to PLN flight.

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

DTW to PLN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to PLN 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 $0.79, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $131 (36%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $238. Return trip prices are from the PLN 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 PLN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 25 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 PLN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from PLN
  • Usually 47.09% less expensive than PLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MBS flights

Destination alternative #2: Alpena County Regional Airport (APN) in Alpena, MI

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from PLN
  • Usually 42.72% less expensive than PLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to APN flights

Destination alternative #3: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from PLN
  • Usually 36.41% less expensive than PLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to TVC flights

Destination alternative #4: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from PLN
  • Usually 23.46% less expensive than PLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to CIU flights

Destination alternative #5: Delta County Airport (ESC) in Escanaba, MI

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from PLN
  • Usually 22.33% less expensive than PLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ESC flights

Destination alternative #6: Sawyer International Airport (MQT) in Marquette, MI

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from PLN
  • Usually 11.65% less expensive than PLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MQT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pellston Regional of Emmet County Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 243 miles or 391 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to PLN flight is about 1 hour 25 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from DTW to PLN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codePLN
Destination airport namePellston Regional of Emmet County Airport
CityPellston, MI
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to PLN tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PLN heading for DTW about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pellston, MI is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 13 minutes late


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