The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ALA are

  • January 1st to April 15th
  • October 1st to April 15th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 ALA is late January. Prices can be as high as $2178 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $874 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Almaty

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Almaty (ALA) will usually cost between $1010 to $2178 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 $968. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2129. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1161 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1476 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ALA flight.

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

DTW to ALA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ALA 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ALA, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Almaty, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (5%) 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 $1475. Return trip prices are from the ALA 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 ALA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 30 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to ALA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Manas Airport (FRU) in Bishkek

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from ALA
  • Usually 3.76% less expensive than ALA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DTW to FRU flights


Flight Hacking DTW to ALA

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 ALA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $997
  • Average savings: $479 (32.43%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (DTW > MIA > ALA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1127
  • Average savings: $349 (23.62%)

See DTW to MIA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DTW > LGA > ALA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1140
  • Average savings: $336 (22.77%)

See DTW to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Air India, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Almaty Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6400 miles or 10300 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ALA flight is about 12 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Almaty?

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


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 ALA
Destination airport name Almaty Airport
City Almaty
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.4
Longitude 77


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