The cheapest times to fly from FLL to DTW are
- January 8th to January 21st
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 21st to June 17th
- July 9th to July 22nd
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 FLL to DTW is late September. Prices can be as high as $762 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around late September.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $188 to $432 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $191. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $368. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $237 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FLL to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the FLL to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below 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 $110 (34%) 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 $213. Return trip prices are from the DTW to FLL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from FLL to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 1 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from FLL to DTW while comparing.
- 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
- Usually 9.70% less expensive than DTW
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from FLL to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1130 miles or 1819 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from FLL to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to DTW flight is about 3 hour 1 minutes.
How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from FLL to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport|
|City||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from FLL to DTW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for FLL about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 15 minutes late
- Spirit: 12 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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