Cheap flights from Detroit to Chicago (DTT - CHI)

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The best prices from Detroit to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 37 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Sunday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTT) to Chicago (CHI)

DTT - CHI
Price
$116 - $224
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 36% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$116

From Detroit to Chicago

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from Detroit to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Detroit to Chicago?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Detroit to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit to Chicago?

To save on the cost of your flight from Detroit to Chicago, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $137 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $157.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit to Chicago?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Detroit in April are about $135 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $33.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to Chicago (DTT - CHI)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Detroit to Chicago in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 6% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Chicago in March, April 2021

21 Apr - 24 Apr
$84pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$87pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
31 Mar - 7 Apr
$98pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to Chicago 2021 flight deals

21 Apr - 24 Apr
$84pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$87pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1 Jun - 2 Jun
$97pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Detroit

1 Jun - 2 Jun
$97pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$126pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$126pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to Chicago

12 Mar - 15 Mar
$108pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
9 Mar - 11 Mar
$111pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Mar - 16 Mar
$120pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Chicago from Detroit

8:09 am - 7:09 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 00m
DTW - ORD
Frontier
$59
Kiwi.com
8:29 am - 8:46 am
Delta
Nonstop
1h 17m
DTW - MDW
Delta
$67
Delta
7:38 am - 5:48 am
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
23h 10m
DTW - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$73
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Detroit to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Detroit and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Detroit to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Detroit to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Detroit to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Detroit to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $84, but on average you can expect to pay $108.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to Chicago is less than $153.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Detroit to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Wednesday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Detroit to Chicago on average per day?

On average 12 flights depart from Detroit to Chicago per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 92% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 8% of flight departures

Is Detroit weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 84 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically the same as in Detroit. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Detroit to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Detroit to Chicago in 1h 14m. Fly via Delta or American Airlines to get the fastest option. Detroit and Chicago are separated by a distance of 229 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Detroit to Chicago round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Detroit to Chicago is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $96 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Spirit Airlines and Delta, starting at $98 and $126 round-trip. Frontier is priced at 47% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Detroit to Chicago one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $39. Delta flights start at $49 while deals on Spirit Airlines start at $50 one-way.

Alternative routes for Detroit to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
1h 23m
Average temperature for March in Chicago
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Chicago
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Detroit to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$89 $206 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$89 $216 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$89 $235 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$162 $247 No cancel fee 65%
Linear Air Taxi
$1,876 $4,805 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Linear Air Taxi. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hourly flight availability from Detroit to Chicago

Morning 6 AM to noon 49% of DTT to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 45% of DTT to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of DTT to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTT to CHI departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to Chicago
Sunday
10 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
27 daily flights
Wednesday
19 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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