Flights from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago (MDW)

Trade Motor City for the Windy City with Southwest Airlines®. Southwest® has flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport that’ll make booking your next getaway a cinch. Find your flight from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) and book with confidence, knowing you’ve got cheap, enjoyable travel on the horizon. Upcoming trip have flexible dates? Explore flight options with the Low Fare Calendar and find the cheapest flights you’ve got within your travel window. Want more savings? Explore Southwest Vacations® to see deals on flights, hotels, and rental cars packages.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 12 minutes

Departing from: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Arriving at: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


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*Based on DOT published scheduled average Monday-Friday departures between 6/29/2020 and 1/4/2021, as of 6/29/2020.

Explore Chicago

When you deplane at Chicago Midway International Airport, you’re a short Orange Line ride away from the center of the city and access to 77 neighborhoods worth of fun. Rental cars and rideshares are available too, of course, but when you take the ‘L’, you have a chance to take in the unique views from the elevated train system. If views are what you’re after, summit the highest building in the Western hemisphere—Willis Tower (or Sears Tower, as locals still call it). From the famous Skydeck Chicago Ledge, daredevils can step out onto a glass floor 1,353 ft. above the hustle and bustle of the streets below. The views don’t stop there, though. Chicago has architecture tours (by boat or on foot), food tours, mafia-related tours, haunted building tours, and tours amongst the neighborhoods. See for yourself.

While you’re touring the diverse neighborhoods of the city of the big shoulders, don’t forget to eat! Restaurant Row isn’t the only place to find Michelin-starred meals, but hole-in-the-wall dives and local faves abound and deserve your attention. Maybe you’re after a slice of famous Chicago-style pizza—but don’t let anyone tell you deep dish isn’t the only game in town. In fact, there are two kinds of ooey-gooey, larger-than-life pizza styles: deep dish and stuffed. However, Chicago natives actually call thin-and-crispy “party cut” or “tavern style” pizza true Chicago-style pie.

Of course, there’s much more to do when you land in Chicago than eat and take tours: museums, Navy Pier, Botanic Gardens, Broadway in Chicago, standup and improv shows—there’s so much to choose from. No matter how you choose to spend your time, flying from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) with Southwest Airlines makes booking a breeze.

Travel tips


Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


Bags fly free

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest, we understand that a memorable trip from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) contains more than cheap fares from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport. That’s why Southwest travelers have access to other services and perks, from booking to boarding, that make for smooth travel and set the stage for fun. Find out more about the Southwest Experience, and book your Detroit to Chicago (Midway) flight.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.