DTW Airport Security Wait Times

How long will it take to get through Detroit Airport security lines?  How busy is DTW right now? Find out below!

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (Detroit, MI)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints should anticipate waiting on average for:
11 minutes

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal MCNAMARA

  • Red 1 CheckpointClosed
  • Red 2 (4:30 am - 9:30 pm)Open

Terminal NORTH

  • Blue 1 CheckpointOpen
  • Blue 2 (4:30 am – 7 pm)Open

Estimated Wait Times For Today

4 am - 5 am
6 m

5 am - 6 am
34 m

6 am - 7 am
9 m

7 am - 8 am
13 m

8 am - 9 am
6 m

9 am - 10 am
15 m

10 am - 11 am
0 m

11 am - 12 pm
15 m

12 pm - 1 pm
17 m

1 pm - 2 pm
7 m

2 pm - 3 pm
6 m

3 pm - 4 pm
14 m

4 pm - 5 pm
3 m

5 pm - 6 pm
23 m

6 pm - 7 pm
3 m

7 pm - 8 pm
0 m

8 pm - 9 pm
12 m

9 pm - 10 pm
0 m

10 pm - 11 pm
10 m

11 pm - 12 am
20 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

DTW airport wait times are not too bad for a large airport. You should arrive 3 hours before an international flight and 2 for a domestic. It's always worth checking what your airline recommends too. Nationally airport staffing levels are low so you can expect longer processing time than you may have experienced in previous years.
You can view today's estimated DTW TSA wait times above as well as see the PreCheck locations and lane openings. TSA PreCheck membership can result in much faster processing through Detroit Airport. To find out more about joining or renewing TSA PreCheck membership visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck. You should also know that CLEAR is also available at DTW.
We do not anticipate regularly long waits to clear immigration at Detroit. If you have arrived at DTW via another connecting airport in the US you will get processed much faster than if you were arriving directly from overseas.

For further information on ABIA wait times, TSA security, bag checking, immigration, lost and found and more visit https://www.metroairport.com/