The cheapest times to fly from DTW to SIT are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 21st to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 8th 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 SIT is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1126 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $415 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Sitka

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Sitka, AK (SIT) will usually cost between $519 to $879 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $482. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $933. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $452 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $748 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to SIT flight.

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

DTW to SIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to SIT flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sitka, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $54 (7%) 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 $693. Return trip prices are from the SIT 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 SIT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 25 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 SIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Juneau International Airport (JNU) in Juneau, AK

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from SIT
  • Usually 9.36% less expensive than SIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to JNU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to SIT? 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 Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2468 miles or 3972 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to SIT flight is about 5 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Sitka, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DTW to SIT.


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 SIT
Destination airport name Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport
City Sitka, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 57
Longitude -135.4


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