dtw-to-rsw

 

The cheapest times to fly from DTW to RSW are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 18th (except the week of October 29th)

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 RSW is early September. Prices can be as high as $673 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Fort Myers

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Fort Myers, FL (RSW) will usually cost between $177 to $443 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $174. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $482. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $308 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $213 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to RSW flight.

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

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DTW to RSW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to RSW 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 $0.12, 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 $84 (29%) 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 $199. Return trip prices are from the RSW 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 RSW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 56 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 RSW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 2.35% less expensive than RSW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to TPA flights

Destination alternative #2: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from RSW
  • Usually 0.70% less expensive than RSW
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MCO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Southwest Florida International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1087 miles or 1749 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to RSW flight is about 2 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Fort Myers, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from DTW to RSW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.2
Longitude-83.4

Return Airport

Destination codeRSW
Destination airport nameSouthwest Florida International Airport
CityFort Myers, FL
Countrythe United States
Latitude26.5
Longitude-81.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to RSW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RSW heading for DTW about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fort Myers, FL is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 8 minutes late
  • Spirit: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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