The cheapest times to fly from DTW to YTZ are

  • August 20th to February 25th (except the week of December 24th)

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 YTZ is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1218 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $275 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Toronto

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Toronto (YTZ) will usually cost between $311 to $811 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $356. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $750. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $395 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $445 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to YTZ flight.

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

DTW to YTZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to YTZ 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 $1.24, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $145 (26%) 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 $416. Return trip prices are from the YTZ 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 YTZ 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 23 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 YTZ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport (ERI) in Erie, PA

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from YTZ
  • Usually 52.58% less expensive than YTZ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ERI flights

Destination alternative #2: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, NY

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from YTZ
  • Usually 45.96% less expensive than YTZ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to BUF flights

Destination alternative #3: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in Rochester, NY

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from YTZ
  • Usually 45.17% less expensive than YTZ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to ROC flights

Destination alternative #4: Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto

  • 12 miles (19 km) away from YTZ
  • Usually 31.91% less expensive than YTZ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, JetBlue, Porter Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 223 miles or 359 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to YTZ flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Toronto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from DTW to YTZ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeYTZ
Destination airport nameBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport


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