The cheapest times to fly from DTW to RTB are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 13th and November 19th)

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 RTB is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2608 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $940 for Saturday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Coxen Hole

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Roatan Island (RTB) will usually cost between $1039 to $1850 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1030. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1817. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $787 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1185 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to RTB flight.

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

DTW to RTB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to RTB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RTB, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Fridays 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 $299 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1138. Return trip prices are from the RTB 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 RTB 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 13 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 RTB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from RTB
  • Usually 49.16% less expensive than RTB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to SAP flights

Destination alternative #2: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from RTB
  • Usually 38.19% less expensive than RTB
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to BZE flights


Flight Hacking DTW to RTB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DTW to RTB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DTW > JFK > RTB)

  • Price for both tickets: $781
  • Average savings: $404 (34.09%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DTW > LGA > RTB)

  • Price for both tickets: $835
  • Average savings: $351 (29.58%)

See DTW to LGA flights

Hack #3: Baltimore, MD (DTW > BWI > RTB)

  • Price for both tickets: $857
  • Average savings: $328 (27.68%)

See DTW to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Avianca, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1799 miles or 2895 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to RTB flight is about 4 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Roatan Island?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from DTW to RTB.


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 RTB
Destination airport name Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport
City Roatan Island
Country Honduras
Latitude 16.3
Longitude -86.5


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