The cheapest times to fly from LAN to DTW are
- May 14th to June 3rd
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of August 13th, October 15th, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and 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 LAN to DTW is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $561 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Lansing, MI (LAN) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $149 to $258 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $149. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $344. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $195 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAN to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAN to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAN to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lansing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.38, 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 $34 (18%) 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 $157. Return trip prices are from the DTW to LAN 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 LAN 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 7 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAN 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 Capital Region International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 74 miles or 119 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAN to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAN to DTW flight is about 1 hour 7 minutes.
How many flights go between Lansing, MI and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from LAN to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Capital Region International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAN to DTW tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for LAN about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 20 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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