The cheapest times to fly from DTW to SXM are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 30th to December 16th (except the week of 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 SXM is early September. Prices can be as high as $1286 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $313 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Sint Maarten

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Philipsburg (SXM) will usually cost between $423 to $845 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 $405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $996. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $591 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $726 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to SXM flight.

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

DTW to SXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to SXM 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 $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SXM, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Sint Maarten, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $92 (11%) 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 $672. Return trip prices are from the SXM 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 SXM 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 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 SXM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cyril E King Airport (STT) in Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 22.52% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to STT flights

Destination alternative #2: Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in Christiansted, VI

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 15.70% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to STX flights

Destination alternative #3: Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport (CPX) in Culebra, PR

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 6.34% less expensive than SXM
  • 2-layover flights available

See DTW to CPX flights


Flight Hacking DTW to SXM

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 SXM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (DTW > MIA > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $202 (27.75%)

See DTW to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (DTW > FLL > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $540
  • Average savings: $186 (25.62%)

See DTW to FLL flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (DTW > BOS > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $566
  • Average savings: $161 (22.11%)

See DTW to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Delta, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Spirit, United, WestJet, Winair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Princess Juliana International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2050 miles or 3299 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to SXM flight is about 4 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Philipsburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from DTW to SXM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSXM
Destination airport namePrincess Juliana International Airport
CountrySint Maarten


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