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Fares from $95 One Way, $168 Round Trip from Seattle to Detroit

Prices starting at $168 for return flights and $95 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 Seattle to Detroit

Origin Airport IATA CodeSEA
Destination Airport IATA CodeDTT
Distance1921 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesKLM, JAL, Alaska Airlines, Air France, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air
Earliest Flight Arrival9:13PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:35AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 12, 2020

Flight was good but delta put me in middle seat which at 6’2” is horrible. Seats and leg room are crazy uncomfortable.

Feb 1, 2020


Jan 28, 2020

Flight was delayed and we were going to miss our connecting flight. Alaska Sir worked hard to find us alternative flight on another airline to get us home. Much appreciated

Jan 24, 2020

Very happy

Jan 16, 2020

Great flight

Jan 8, 2020

Crew was very good

Jan 2, 2020

Helpful seat mates!

Nov 16, 2019

Everyone was very nice

Nov 12, 2019

Alieah was a flight attendant and she was fantastic with me and my two seatmates. We LOVED her. She was very friendly, very helpful, and very nice!

Aug 29, 2019

Lots of room and best entertainment ever!

Fly from Seattle/Tacoma to Detroit

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, fly from Seattle/Tacoma to Detroit. In just under four and a half hours, you can be in Motor City. Get to the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) by private vehicle, rental car, taxi, Central Link light-rail lines, South Transit express bus or the Metro bus system.


Car buffs can't find a more fitting place to visit. Detroit birthed great automotive companies like Ford, Chrysler and General Motors. Learn about their historical significance with a visit to The Henry Ford Museum and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant/Model T Automotive Heritage Complex. Get your groove on at the Motown Museum, home of the recording dynasty that launched the careers of numerous renowned singers. Then, head out to inner Detroit, stroll alongside the Detroit River, or go clubbing to listen to everything from soulful blues to jazz and grunge punk. Adults and kids alike will delight in time spent among a wide variety of mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles and all manner of marine life at the Detroit Zoo and the spectacular Sea Life Michigan Aquarium.

Hints and tips

The Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) offers rental cars, taxis, Smart buses and AirRide. Detroit has four distinct weather seasons with high temperatures that range from the 30s in winter to the low 80s during the summer.

Flights from Seattle to Detroit - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Seattle to Detroit?

You bet there are. In fact, there are 3 airlines that will take you straight from Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) to Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County). Book a ticket with one of these leading carriers:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Seattle to Detroit?

The quickest flight from Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) to Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) is 4 hours and 1 minute. Slip a few things into your hand luggage to help pass the time, like a gripping book or some playing cards.

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

Delta (DL) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Seattle, WA Airport (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) to Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County). It offers 146 services on this route every month. Going on vacation is one of life's biggest pleasures, and this airline will get you where you need to go. Alaska Airlines (AS) also services the route from Seattle (and vicinity) to Detroit (and vicinity). It's another reliable choice and offers 28 flights every month.

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 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 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.