The cheapest times to fly from LOS to DTW are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

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 LOS to DTW is mid February. Prices can be as high as $2476 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1019 for Wednesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Lagos (LOS) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1150 to $1998 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1153. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2047. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $894 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1772 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LOS to DTW flight.

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

LOS to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LOS to DTW flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Lagos. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DTW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LOS. 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 $145 (9%) 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 $1527. Return trip prices are from the DTW to LOS 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 LOS 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 11 hour 19 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 LOS to DTW while comparing.

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

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 9.06% less expensive than DTW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LOS to CLE flights


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (LOS > JFK > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1071
  • Average savings: $701 (39.56%)

See LOS to BOS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (LOS > BOS > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1079
  • Average savings: $694 (39.14%)

See LOS to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (LOS > EWR > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1247
  • Average savings: $525 (29.63%)

See LOS to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Murtala Muhammed Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5743 miles or 9242 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LOS to DTW flight is about 11 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Lagos and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from LOS to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLOS
Origination airport nameMurtala Muhammed Airport

Return Airport

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


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