The cheapest times to fly from ERI to DTW are

  • October 15th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to July 1st (except the weeks of December 10th, January 1st, March 12th, March 19th, April 9th, April 16th, May 14th, June 4th, and June 18th)

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 ERI to DTW is late January. Prices can be as high as $358 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $139 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Erie, PA (ERI) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $149 to $279 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $171. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $271. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $212 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ERI to DTW flight.

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

ERI to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ERI to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Erie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.81, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Erie. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $53 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $178. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ERI 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 ERI to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 163 miles or 262 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ERI to DTW flight is about 1 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Erie, PA and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from ERI to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ERI
Origination airport name Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport
City Erie, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 42.1
Longitude -80.2

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ERI to DTW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for ERI about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 22 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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