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 22 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 flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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.

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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®1

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.

It’s simple and fun to fly with Southwest, whether for business or pleasure, to any of our myriad locations. When you search for your flight from Detroit to Chicago (Midway), you’ll find low fares without hidden fees—that’s Transfarency.® Stay up to date on our deals by enrolling in the Click 'N Save® emails. Looking for tours, activities, and more hidden gems? Check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® points when you fly.

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Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Detroit to Chicago (Midway)?

The average flight time from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) is 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) occur daily?

There are 8 flights daily from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Detroit to Chicago (Midway)?

Southwest flies nonstop from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) 2 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Detroit to Chicago (Midway)?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Detroit to Chicago (Midway) with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Chicago Midway International Airport?

You can rent a car at Chicago Midway International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Detroit to Chicago (Midway)?

Yes! Flights from Detroit to Chicago (Midway)—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Detroit to Chicago (Midway)?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Detroit to Chicago (Midway) with Southwest?

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