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Cheap Flights from Detroit to Chicago, IL, United States - DTT to CHI

Popular flights from Detroit to Chicago

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 31, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $176
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $176

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Detroit to Chicago (DTT to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Detroit to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $182.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Detroit to Chicago (DTT to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Detroit to Chicago based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Detroit to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Detroit to Chicago should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $401 $502
7-14 days $256 $437
14-21 days $177 $385
21-30 days $176 $365
30-60 days $176 $359
60-90 days $241 $359
90+ days $176 $358

Cheapest Day To Fly from Detroit to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Detroit to Chicago.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$182 $176 $177 $182 $209 $177 $177

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Detroit to Chicago

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Detroit to Chicago.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Detroit Chicago American 5/31/16 6/7/16 0 $176
June Detroit Chicago American 6/4/16 6/11/16 0 $177
July Detroit Chicago American 7/3/16 7/13/16 0 $241
August Detroit Chicago United 8/24/16 8/30/16 0 $176
September Detroit Chicago American 9/17/16 9/24/16 0 $177
October Detroit Chicago American 10/19/16 10/25/16 0 $176
November Detroit Chicago United 11/2/16 11/5/16 0 $225
December Detroit Chicago American 12/18/16 1/2/17 0 $272

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Detroit to Chicago

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Detroit to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$401
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$401 $256
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$256 $178
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$178 $177
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$177 $187
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$187

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Detroit to Chicago (DTT to CHI)

Your Detroit to Chicago flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Detroit to Chicago is $308.

The average price for non-stop flights from Detroit to Chicago is $177.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Detroit to Chicago.

Nonstop Flight Details from Detroit to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 10 9 9 10 9 6 8 06:00 20:25
Delta 18 16 13 14 13 7 10 07:55 22:00
United 7 6 6 6 6 4 4 06:00 18:51

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Detroit to Chicago (DTT to CHI)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Detroit to Chicago. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Detroit to Chicago is $88.

The average price for round trip flights from Detroit to Chicago is $177.

Detroit to Chicago Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Detroit to Chicago?
Answer: The average Detroit to Chicago flight time is an hour and 20 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Detroit and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Detroit to Chicago is 227 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Detroit to Chicago?
Answer: There are 159 direct flights from Detroit to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Detroit to Chicago?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 48% of the non-stop flights between Detroit and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Detroit to Chicago?
Answer: Minneapolis - St Paul, MN

Airlines Flying from Detroit to Chicago (DTT to CHI)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Detroit to Chicago with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Detroit to Chicago.

Detroit to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest BNA X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Detroit and Chicago, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Detroit - DTT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Detroit to New York American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $97
Detroit to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $87
Detroit to Milwaukee United $366
Detroit to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Spirit, United $117
Detroit to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Spirit, United $152

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Columbus to Chicago American, United $185
Cleveland to Chicago American, United $197
Akron - Canton to Chicago United $237
Dayton to Chicago American, United $97
Flint to Chicago American, United $97
Grand Rapids to Chicago American, United $97
Toledo to Chicago American $301
Ft Wayne to Chicago American, United $171
Lansing to Chicago United $341
Saginaw to Chicago United $231
Kalamazoo to Chicago American, United $329
Erie to Chicago United $255
South Bend to Chicago United $602
Cleveland to Milwaukee American, United $391
Columbus to Milwaukee American, United $256
Columbus to Atlanta American, United $213
Cleveland to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Columbus to New York American, United $241
Cleveland to New York American, JetBlue, United $246
Grand Rapids to Milwaukee American, United $312
Akron - Canton to Milwaukee United $280
Dayton to Milwaukee American, United $342

Cheap International Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
London to Chicago American, Air Canada, United, WestJet $200
Windsor to Chicago Air Canada, Porter, United, WestJet $416
Cheap Flights from Detroit to Chicago, IL, United States, from $176 Round trip from DTT to CHI