Cheap Flights From Seattle To Detroit

Flight information Seattle to Detroit

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


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Average flight time, total distance 1928 miles

4h 2min

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Detroit Wayne County and Detroit City

2 airports

Flying from Seattle to Detroit is extremely easy, and involves departing from Seattle's SeaTac airport and touching down at Detroit's Metropolitan Wayne County airport. It's typically inexpensive to fly along this route and can be a great way to visit new areas of Michigan.

What Airlines Fly This Route?

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Delta, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier Airlines fly from SeaTac to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Most flights are direct flights, but you may be able to get a substantial discount if you find a flight with a connection.

When Is It Cheapest To Fly On This Route?

There are fluctuations in price along this route during American holidays, but if you set up our price alert tool, you'll get a notification whenever there's a dip in the average price. Not many people want to visit Detroit in the winter, but the fact that Christmas is in the winter makes ticket prices stay high during that time anyway.  

What's At SeaTac?

SeaTac has everything under the sun as far as airport amenities are concerned. As a major international airport, there are countless numbers of shops and restaurants, not to mention massage parlors, smoking lounges, outdoor spaces, and more. You won't be uncomfortable during your wait at SeaTac.

What's At The Landing Terminal?

You'll probably be landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal, which is also designated as concourse D. Be sure to check out the multicolored tunnel of lights people mover that connects Concourse A with B and C, as it's a unique and enjoyable light show that is unique to the airport.

Once you're done viewing the light show, you can choose between renting a car, taking a bus, hailing a Metro Cab, or taking a luxury shuttle bus. If you take the normal bus, you'll be taking route 125, and it will drop you in downtown at a place where you can link into the rest of Detroit's transit system. You can also take a ride-sharing app car, which are accessible via an assigned pool.

Cab fare is not mandated, but you can expect to pay upwards of $50 depending on how far your destination is from the airport. If you'll be sticking around Detroit for a while, you should use our car rental tool and find a rental car that fits your specifications--it's very hard to get around Detroit using the public transit system alone.

On the off chance you haven't yet booked your hotel, try checking out our hotel finding tool, which will also get you a good rate on the Westin hotel that's attached to the airport itself.

How Are Different Are Seattle And Detroit?

Once you've arrived at your destination in Detroit and settled in, you're probably going to want to know the biggest differences between Seattle and Detroit. For one, Detroit is significantly less expensive than Seattle, so you can expect your dollar to go a lot farther.

Secondarily, Detroit's downtown areas are where most of the city's action is, so you'll want to stay close to there. Some of the areas away from downtown Detroit are dangerous, so stay alert.

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