The cheapest times to fly from SJC to DTW are
- January 1st to February 18th
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 13th 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 SJC to DTW is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $992 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $317 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $317 to $525 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $582. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $380 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SJC to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SJC to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 $122 (27%) 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 $338. Return trip prices are from the DTW to SJC 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 SJC to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 41 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SJC to DTW while comparing.
- 113 miles (182 km) away from DTW
- Usually 1.45% less expensive than DTW
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SJC to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2057 miles or 3310 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SJC to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to DTW flight is about 4 hour 41 minutes.
How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 93 available flights from SJC to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SJC to DTW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for SJC about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 2 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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