The cheapest times to fly from ONT to DTW are
- January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
- May 14th to June 10th
- August 6th to November 18th
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 ONT to DTW is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $999 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $287 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Ontario, CA (ONT) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $315 to $604 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $329. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $579. 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 $421 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ONT to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ONT to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ONT to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ontario. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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. 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 $128 (26%) 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 $361. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ONT 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 ONT 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 4 hour 27 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 ONT to DTW while comparing.
- 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
- Usually 4.40% less expensive than DTW
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ONT to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Ontario International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1930 miles or 3106 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ONT to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ONT to DTW flight is about 4 hour 27 minutes.
How many flights go between Ontario, CA and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from ONT to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ontario International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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