The cheapest times to fly from EMA to DTW are

  • July 16th to October 7th
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 EMA to DTW is mid August. Prices can be as high as $6894 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1117 for Friday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Derby (EMA) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1598 to $5462 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $2274. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4700. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2426 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4260 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EMA to DTW flight.

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

EMA to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EMA to DTW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Nottingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.72, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DTW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into EMA. Saturdays 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 $5415 (46%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3014. Return trip prices are from the DTW to EMA 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 EMA to DTW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 37 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 EMA to DTW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 8.24% less expensive than DTW
  • 2-layover flights available

See EMA to CLE flights


Flight Hacking EMA to DTW

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 EMA to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dublin (EMA > DUB > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $660
  • Average savings: $3600 (84.51%)

See EMA to SNN flights

Hack #2: Shannon (EMA > SNN > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $3535 (82.99%)

See EMA to DUB flights

Hack #3: Edinburgh (EMA > EDI > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $768
  • Average savings: $3492 (81.98%)

See EMA to EDI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, Brussels Airlines, Delta, KLM, Loganair, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to East Midlands Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3683 miles or 5927 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EMA to DTW flight is about 7 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Derby and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from EMA to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EMA
Origination airport name East Midlands Airport
City Derby
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.8
Longitude -1.3

Return Airport

Destination code DTW
Destination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4


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