Cheap flights from Chicago to Detroit (CHI - DTT)

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The best prices from Chicago to Detroit are usually found in April or July, booked 35 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to DTT flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Detroit flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Detroit.
CHI - DTT
Price
$147 - $256
DTT
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
DTT
Rainfall
2.5 - 3.8 inches

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$147

From Chicago to Detroit

One-way from

$76

One-way flight from Chicago to Detroit

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 Chicago to Detroit?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 39%.

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

To save up to 24% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 18 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Detroit from $195 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $259 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Detroit from Chicago. Prices for April average $204 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $35. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 43% on your journey compared to booking in April

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Detroit in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 14% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Detroit in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CHI to DTT flights for June, July
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$143pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Jun - 24 Jun
$147pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Jun - 21 Jul
$150pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Detroit 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Detroit from Chicago found for this year
19 Sep - 20 Sep
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Sep - 22 Sep
$117pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
19 Sep - 20 Sep
$125pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Detroit from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Detroit direct flight deals
21 Sep - 22 Sep
$117pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
19 Sep - 20 Sep
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 23 Aug
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Detroit

Late deals on round-trip flights to Detroit from Chicago, departing today and this week
26 Jun - 30 Jun
$143pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Jun - 24 Jun
$147pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Jun - 24 Jun
$156pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Detroit from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Detroit
2:00 am - 4:52 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
25h 52m
ORD - DTW
Multiple Airlines
$76
Kiwi.com
2:10 pm - 4:35 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 25m
ORD - DTW
United Airlines
$90
United
5:30 am - 7:43 am
Delta
Nonstop
1h 13m
MDW - DTW
Delta
$104
Delta

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Detroit</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Detroit

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Detroit 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 Chicago and Detroit 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.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Chicago to Detroit have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Detroit from Chicago?

If you book a flight to Detroit from Chicago, you will be flying to All airports, which is the city’s only airport. Detroit All airports (DTT) is located 0.6 mi from the center of Detroit. There are 58 flights from Chicago to All airports per day from 8 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Detroit for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Detroit for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $117, but on average you can expect to pay $146.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Detroit for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Detroit under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Detroit is less than $175.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Detroit?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 2 flights depart from Chicago to Detroit on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Detroit?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 84 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Detroit is generally the same as in Chicago. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Detroit?

A quick flight from Chicago to Detroit can take about 1h 13m. Delta provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $207. Airlines will cover a distance of 229 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Detroit is Delta. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $117 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and United Airlines, starting at $117 and $133 round-trip. Users have found that Delta is 42% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $48. However, be on the lookout for offers from Delta and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Detroit for a low price.

Alternative routes for Chicago to Detroit

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Detroit

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Detroit.
Flight duration
1h 23m
Average temperature for June in Detroit
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Detroit
3.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Detroit

Top 4 airlines flying from Chicago to Detroit

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Detroit choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$138 $237 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$89 $243 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$89 $256 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$94 $269 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Detroit

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Detroit.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of CHI to DTT departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 21% of CHI to DTT departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 13% of CHI to DTT departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of CHI to DTT departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Detroit
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Detroit.
Sunday
49 daily flights
Monday
56 daily flights
Tuesday
55 daily flights
Wednesday
70 daily flights
Thursday
69 daily flights
Friday
61 daily flights
Saturday
48 daily flights
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