The flight time from Miami to Detroit is 2 hours, 58 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 2 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 31 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DTW Detroit, MI 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Miami to Detroit is 2 hours, 58 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 31 minutes.

The flight distance from Miami to Detroit is 1145 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Detroit to Miami
2 hours, 56 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 56m
3h 1m
3h 2m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1145 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Miami from Detroit by plane?

The distance from Miami to Detroit by plane is 1145 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Miami to Detroit?

The flight time from Miami to Detroit is 2 hours, 58 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 31 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 56 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 3 hours, 2 minutes.

What airlines fly from Miami to Detroit?

American, Delta, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Miami to Detroit.

Does Southwest fly from Miami to Detroit?

Southwest does not fly from Miami (MIA) 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 Miami 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 151 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Detroit 5 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 Miami to Detroit, Frontier is 87% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 87% 13% 0%
Delta 85% 15% 0%
American 79% 18% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Miami 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Delta 16 151 7 176
American 19 151 10 181
Frontier 17 150 10 182

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
2pm 0
7pm 0.08
6am 0.11
10pm 0.12
1pm 0.31
4pm 0.92
11am 0.07
12pm 0.79
8am 0.03
8pm 0.25
9pm 0.53
7am 0.62

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami 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 126
February 112
March 129
April 120
May 120
June 116
July 109
August 117
September 108
October 109
November 114
December 139

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami 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 4.12
Tuesday 3.31
Wednesday 3.65
Thursday 3.9
Friday 4.06
Saturday 4.21
Sunday 4.04

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 0
American 0
Frontier 0

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
In the Air
Taxi In
2pm 21 149 6 176
7pm 17 153 10 182
6am 17 151 10 182
10pm 20 148 9 177
1pm 16 154 8 178
4pm 17 153 7 177
11am 17 151 10 178
12pm 15 150 7 173
8am 13 153 8 176
8pm 20 154 10 186
9pm 19 149 9 178
7am 18 152 10 180
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.