The flight time from Madison to Detroit is 1 hour, 12 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSN Madison, WI 4 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
50 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DTW Detroit, MI 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Madison to Detroit is 1 hour, 12 minutes. The time spent in the air is 50 minutes.

The flight distance from Madison to Detroit is 311 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Detroit to Madison
1 hour, 14 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
1h 12m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

34

Distance

311 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
34

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Madison from Detroit by plane?

The distance from Madison to Detroit by plane is 311 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Madison to Detroit?

The flight time from Madison to Detroit is 1 hour, 12 minutes. The time spent in the air is 50 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Madison to Detroit?

Delta is the only airline with direct flights from Madison to Detroit.

Does Southwest fly from Madison to Detroit?

Southwest does not fly from Madison (MSN) to Detroit (DTW). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Madison 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 50 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Detroit 10 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Madison to Detroit, Delta is 88% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 11% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Madison and Detroit, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Delta 12 50 9 72

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
5pm 0.87
6am 0.79
6pm 0.59
9am 0.87
2pm 0.65
5am 0.01
10am 0.04
1pm 0.36
7pm 0.16
8am 0.06
12pm 0.38
4pm 0.12

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Madison to Detroit that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 131
February 125
March 140
April 138
May 141
June 157
July 166
August 177
September 156
October 166
November 153
December 150

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Madison to Detroit that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 5.37
Tuesday 5.37
Wednesday 5.35
Thursday 5.29
Friday 5.29
Saturday 3.27
Sunday 4.69

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 1

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5pm 14 51 8 76
6am 12 49 10 72
6pm 12 49 10 73
9am 12 51 8 72
2pm 13 50 8 72
5am 10 50 10 71
10am 13 48 8 72
1pm 11 50 9 70
7pm 11 50 9 71
8am 12 51 8 70
12pm 12 50 8 71
4pm 13 52 9 78
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.