The cheapest times to fly from LBA to DTW are

  • May 21st to June 24th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)
  • December 24th to April 1st (except the week of January 1st)

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 LBA to DTW is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1297 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $504 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Leeds/Bradford (LBA) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $508 to $1138 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 $504. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1192. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $688 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $690 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LBA to DTW flight.

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

LBA to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LBA to DTW flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Leeds. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. 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 $85 (7%) 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 $687. Return trip prices are from the DTW to LBA 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 LBA 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 7 hour 32 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 LBA to DTW while comparing.

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

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 4.71% less expensive than DTW
  • 2-layover flights available

See LBA to CLE flights


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (LBA > LGA > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $642
  • Average savings: $48 (6.96%)

See LBA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LBA > JFK > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $650
  • Average savings: $40 (5.8%)

See LBA to LGA flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (LBA > BOS > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $663
  • Average savings: $27 (3.84%)

See LBA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3642 miles or 5861 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LBA to DTW flight is about 7 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Leeds/Bradford 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 LBA to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLBA
Origination airport nameLeeds Bradford Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom

Return Airport

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


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