The cheapest times to fly from BKI to DTW are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 2nd to April 29th
  • June 4th to July 15th
  • October 8th to October 21st

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BKI to DTW is early July. Prices can be as high as $4481 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1201 for Tuesday flights around early July.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1228 to $3034 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early July with an average ticket price of $1534. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2944. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1410 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1838 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKI to DTW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BKI to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BKI to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKI to DTW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Kota Kinabalu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Kota Kinabalu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $731 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1477. Return trip prices are from the DTW to BKI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BKI to DTW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BKI to DTW

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BKI to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BKI > JFK > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $879
  • Average savings: $959 (52.18%)

See BKI to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (BKI > KUL > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1035
  • Average savings: $803 (43.69%)

See BKI to JFK flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (BKI > HKG > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $753 (40.94%)

See BKI to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BKI to DTW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Asiana, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8891 miles or 14309 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BKI to DTW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKI to DTW flight is about 16 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Kota Kinabalu and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from BKI to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKI
Origination airport name Kota Kinabalu International Airport
City Kota Kinabalu
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.9
Longitude 116

Return Airport

Destination code DTW
Destination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4


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