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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ROA are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to July 22nd (except the weeks of June 25th and July 2nd)
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 ROA is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $489 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $235 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.

 

When to Fly to Roanoke

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Roanoke, VA (ROA) will usually cost between $237 to $386 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $259. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $351. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $92 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $296 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ROA flight.

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

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DTW to ROA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ROA 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 $0.48, which is a bit above 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 to Roanoke, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $78 (23%) 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 $262. Return trip prices are from the ROA to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to ROA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 40 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 ROA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from ROA
  • Usually 44.09% less expensive than ROA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to RDU flights

Destination alternative #2: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, VA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from ROA
  • Usually 18.75% less expensive than ROA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to CHO flights

Destination alternative #3: Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field Airport (LYH) in Lynchburg, VA

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from ROA
  • Usually 7.77% less expensive than ROA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to LYH flights

Destination alternative #4: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from ROA
  • Usually 9.97% less expensive than ROA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to TRI flights

Destination alternative #5: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from ROA
  • Usually 7.60% less expensive than ROA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to GSO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to ROA? 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 Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 382 miles or 615 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ROA flight is about 1 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Roanoke, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from DTW to ROA.

 

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 ROA
Destination airport name Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport
City Roanoke, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.3
Longitude -80

 

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