The cheapest times to fly from LUG to DTW are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • October 15th to December 2nd (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 LUG to DTW is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1229 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $906 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Lugano (LUG) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $906 to $1161 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $906. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1157. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $251 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $924 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LUG to DTW flight.

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

LUG to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LUG to DTW flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Lugano. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Lugano. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $87 (8%) 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 $958. Return trip prices are from the DTW to LUG 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 LUG to DTW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $649
  • Average savings: $276 (29.82%)

See LUG to ORD flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (LUG > ORD > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $673
  • Average savings: $251 (27.16%)

See LUG to LGA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $677
  • Average savings: $247 (26.73%)

See LUG to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4312 miles or 6939 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LUG to DTW flight is about 8 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Lugano and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from LUG to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLUG
Origination airport nameLugano Airport

Return Airport

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


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