The cheapest times to fly from DTW to BOM are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 6th to November 25th (except the week of August 13th)

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 BOM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1891 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $855 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Mumbai

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Mumbai (BOM) will usually cost between $884 to $1661 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $875. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1698. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $824 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1108 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to BOM flight.

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

DTW to BOM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to BOM flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BOM, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Mumbai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $119 (9%) 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 $1134. Return trip prices are from the BOM 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 BOM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to BOM

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 BOM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (DTW > ORD > BOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $935
  • Average savings: $173 (15.61%)

See DTW to ORD flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (DTW > BOS > BOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $126 (11.37%)

See DTW to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DTW > JFK > BOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1009
  • Average savings: $99 (8.94%)

See DTW to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7936 miles or 12772 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to BOM flight is about 15 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Mumbai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from DTW to BOM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBOM
Destination airport nameChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport


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