The cheapest times to fly from FOR to DTW are

  • March 5th to July 1st
  • July 30th to September 30th (except the week of August 27th)

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 FOR to DTW is early April. Prices can be as high as $4291 for Sunday flights during mid February, or as low as $1224 for Wednesday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Fortaleza (FOR) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1476 to $2829 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $1553. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid February, with an average price of $2965. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1412 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1746 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FOR to DTW flight.

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

FOR to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FOR to DTW flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Fortaleza. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Fortaleza. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $363 (14%) 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 $1792. Return trip prices are from the DTW to FOR 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 FOR to DTW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 36 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 FOR to DTW while comparing.

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

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 24.84% less expensive than DTW
  • 1-layover flights available

See FOR to CLE flights


Flight Hacking FOR 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 FOR to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $663
  • Average savings: $1083 (62.02%)

See FOR to MCO flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (FOR > MCO > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $742
  • Average savings: $1004 (57.49%)

See FOR to MIA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (FOR > JFK > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $847
  • Average savings: $899 (51.5%)

See FOR to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, American, COPA, Delta, Gol, KLM, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Pinto Martins International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4236 miles or 6817 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FOR to DTW flight is about 8 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Fortaleza and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from FOR to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFOR
Origination airport namePinto Martins International Airport

Return Airport

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


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