The cheapest times to fly from LGA to DTW are
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 28th to June 24th
- August 27th to September 23rd
- October 15th to November 11th (except the week of October 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 LGA to DTW is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $464 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $164 to $272 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $164. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $313. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $149 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $178 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGA to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LGA to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is 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 $70 (29%) 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 $172. Return trip prices are from the DTW to LGA 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 LGA 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 53 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LGA 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 LaGuardia Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 500 miles or 805 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LGA to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to DTW flight is about 1 hour 53 minutes.
How many flights go between New York, NY and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from LGA to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LGA to DTW tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for LGA about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 26 minutes late
- Envoy: 12 minutes late
- Republic: 7 minutes late
- Spirit: 18 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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