The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ABV are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 2nd)
  • October 1st to December 9th

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 DTW to ABV is late January. Prices can be as high as $2964 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $978 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Abuja

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Abuja (ABV) will usually cost between $1035 to $2117 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1082. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2119. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1038 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1354 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ABV flight.

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

DTW to ABV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ABV flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ABV, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $242 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1437. Return trip prices are from the ABV to DTW 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 DTW to ABV can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 29 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to ABV

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 DTW to ABV — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Baltimore, MD (DTW > BWI > ABV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1013
  • Average savings: $341 (25.16%)

See DTW to BWI flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DTW > LGA > ABV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1037
  • Average savings: $317 (23.42%)

See DTW to LGA flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (DTW > IAD > ABV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1041
  • Average savings: $313 (23.09%)

See DTW to IAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to ABV? 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, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, KLM, Lufthansa, RwandAir, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5831 miles or 9384 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ABV flight is about 11 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Abuja?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from DTW to ABV.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ABV
Destination airport name Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
City Abuja
Country Nigeria
Latitude 9
Longitude 7.3


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