The cheapest times to fly from TPA to DTW are
- January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 21st to June 3rd
- 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 TPA to DTW is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $681 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Detroit
Flying from Tampa, FL (TPA) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $172 to $377 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 $171. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $192 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $211 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TPA to DTW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the TPA to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the TPA to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Tampa. 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. 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 $79 (29%) 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 $193. Return trip prices are from the DTW to TPA 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 TPA to DTW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from TPA to DTW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Tampa International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 985 miles or 1585 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from TPA to DTW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop TPA to DTW flight is about 2 hour 45 minutes.
How many flights go between Tampa, FL and Detroit, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from TPA to DTW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Tampa International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from TPA to DTW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for TPA about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 12 minutes late
- Spirit: 18 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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