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Fares from $38 One Way, $66 Round Trip from Houston to Detroit

Prices starting at $66 for return flights and $38 for one-way flights to Detroit were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Houston to Detroit

Origin Airport IATA CodeHOU
Destination Airport IATA CodeDTT
Distance1075 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesKLM, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, WestJet, Aeromexico, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:27PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:36AM UTC

Flying from Houston to Detroit

With its rich industrial past and revitalized downtown area, Detroit is a fascinating place to visit. Whether you’re looking for a quick break from the heat in Houston or traveling for business, Orbitz.com can help you find the flights from Houston to Detroit that fit your time constraints and budget.

Flying out of Houston

The Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the major airport in the Houston area. It sits about twenty miles north of downtown, so the drive can take up to an hour during rush hour. The most economical parking lot at the airport is the Ecopark lot, which offers shuttles to the terminal. Other transportation options include taxis, the shared Super Shuttle, and the Houston METRO bus.

Highlights of Detroit

The Detroit Metro Airport serves the city and many of the other cities in the southern part of Michigan. The airport is located about twenty miles out of the city, and the most convenient way to get around the area is by car. If you’re traveling around the holidays, be sure to reserve a rental car before your trip. Taxis are available at the airport, and you can expect to pay at least $50 to get into the city. When you’ve settled in, head out to explore the downtown area, which defies all of its stereotypes. Enjoy lunch and shopping on the busy Riverwalk, catch a Redwings game at the Joe Louis Arena, or take a bike tour with Detroit Synergy. You’ll be likely to spend time outdoors during your visit, so prepare for the extreme temperatures the city experiences from season to season. In the winter, get ready for days that average 20°F and frequently drop below 0°F. Summers days average 80°F, but the frequent humid spells make it feel hotter.

Planning a Trip to Detroit

With its chilly winters and rich sports tradition, Detroit makes an exciting vacation destination from Houston. With Orbitz.com, you can find low prices on flights from Houston to Detroit and book the best hotel rooms in the downtown area.

Flights from Houston to Detroit - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Houston to Detroit?

Yes, if you're cruising the skies from Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County), you'll only have one flight number to bear in mind. There are 3 airlines that offer nonstop services to choose from. Here are a few of the best:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Houston to Detroit?

It can take just 2 hours and 39 minutes to jet from Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County). Take a seat and enjoy those window views, because you'll be landing in a flash.

What airlines fly from Houston (and vicinity) to Detroit (and vicinity) most frequently?

The airlines that offer the most frequent flights between Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) and Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) include Delta (DL). This popular option offers 128 flights on the route each month. Alternatively, lock in a seat with United Airlines (UA). You'll have 112 monthly flights between Houston (and vicinity) and Detroit (and vicinity) to select from with this airline.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Detroit?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Detroit have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Detroit with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Detroit without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.