The flight time from Orlando to Detroit is 2 hours, 33 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MCO Orlando, FL 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 7 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DTW Detroit, MI 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
89%
Spirit
85%
Frontier
81%
Southwest
63%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Orlando to Detroit is 2 hours, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 7 minutes.

The flight distance from Orlando to Detroit is 957 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Detroit to Orlando
2 hours, 35 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 31m
Spirit
2h 35m
Frontier
2h 37m
Southwest
2h 41m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

71

Distance

957 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
41
Spirit
24
Frontier
5
Southwest
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Orlando from Detroit by plane?

The distance from Orlando to Detroit by plane is 957 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Orlando to Detroit?

The flight time from Orlando to Detroit is 2 hours, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 7 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 31 minutes, and Southwest the slowest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes.

What airlines fly from Orlando to Detroit?

Southwest, Delta, Frontier, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Orlando to Detroit.

Does Southwest fly from Orlando to Detroit?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Orlando (MCO) to Detroit (DTW). On average, they have 0 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Orlando 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 127 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Detroit 7 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 Orlando to Detroit, Southwest is 63% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 63% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 89% 11% 0%
Spirit 85% 13% 2%
Frontier 81% 17% 2%
Southwest 63% 32% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Orlando 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 15 127 7 151
Spirit 15 128 10 155
Frontier 15 129 10 157
Southwest 15 141 7 161

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
10pm 0.02
7am 0.83
6pm 0.85
7pm 0.84
12pm 1.3
10am 0.22
2pm 1.36
3pm 0.43
9pm 0.14
8am 1.03
9am 0.07
1pm 0.2
5pm 0.33
6am 1.05
4pm 0.73
11am 0.63

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Orlando 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 323
February 287
March 406
April 365
May 297
June 289
July 295
August 282
September 250
October 279
November 304
December 328

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Orlando 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 10.56
Tuesday 9.23
Wednesday 9.6
Thursday 9.96
Friday 10.58
Saturday 11.15
Sunday 10.17

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
Spirit 0
Frontier 0
Southwest 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
10pm 15 123 6 144
7am 16 128 10 156
6pm 15 127 11 155
7pm 15 126 7 150
12pm 15 129 8 152
10am 14 128 9 153
2pm 15 128 8 153
3pm 16 129 8 154
9pm 18 125 7 154
8am 16 126 7 151
9am 15 128 10 155
1pm 15 130 10 156
5pm 18 127 10 156
6am 16 127 8 153
4pm 14 128 8 152
11am 15 126 9 152
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.