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The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DTW are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 ORD to DTW is early November. Prices can be as high as $450 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $164 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $167 to $272 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $177. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $264. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $193 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DTW flight.

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

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ORD to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.51, which is above 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 $21 (10%) 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 $194. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD 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 24 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 234 miles or 377 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DTW flight is about 1 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from ORD to DTW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

Return Airport

Destination codeDTW
Destination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.2
Longitude-83.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to DTW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for ORD about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 29 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 26 minutes late
  • United: 36 minutes late
  • Republic: 13 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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