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Travel time from Detroit to Asheville

Detroit to Asheville airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Detroit to Asheville? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Asheville, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 10:32 am:  start in Detroit
drive for about 54 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:21 pm at the latest

11:26 am:  Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:51 pm

11:56 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

12:56 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

1:26 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

1:41 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:51 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 4 minutes

1:55 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:10 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DTW
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

3:44 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Detroit, MI
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

3:52 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

5:20 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 89 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

5:35 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:45 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 19 minutes

6:04 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:21 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from MCO
fly for about 33 minutes in the air

6:54 pm (local time):  Asheville Regional (AVL)
Asheville is the same time as Detroit
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

6:58 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at AVL
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 34 minutes to your destination

7:32 pm (local time):  arrive in Asheville

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Detroit to Asheville

How far is Asheville from Detroit? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 465 miles or 748 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 9 hours.

Flying private is roughly 9x faster, and saves you about 8 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Asheville Airports
  1. Asheville Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Asheville

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from DTW to ATL, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from ATL to AVL, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Detroit to Asheville

The most common route is DTW to ATL, then connecting to AVL, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. DTW to ATL to AVL
    Detroit Metro Wayne County to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Asheville Regional
  2. DTW to ORD to AVL
    Detroit Metro Wayne County to Chicago O'Hare International to Asheville Regional
  3. DTW to EWR to AVL
    Detroit Metro Wayne County to Newark Liberty International to Asheville Regional
  4. DET to YYZ to AVL
    Coleman A. Young Municipal to Lester B. Pearson International to Asheville Regional

Airlines that fly to Asheville

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  4. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  5. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Asheville

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Asheville, North Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Asheville. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Omni Grove Park Inn. A great place to eat might be Tupelo Honey Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Asheville like Biltmore Estate. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Asheville like Short weekend in Asheville. Click the button below to explore Asheville in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Asheville to Detroit, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Detroit to Asheville road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Detroit to Asheville?

If you happen to know Detroit, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Detroit!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 465 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 9 minutes
27 Detroit travel answers
73 Asheville travel answers

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