The cheapest times to fly from DTW to CAI are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 CAI is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1756 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $924 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Cairo

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Cairo (CAI) will usually cost between $969 to $1395 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1012. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1512. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $501 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1110 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to CAI flight.

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

DTW to CAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to CAI 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $95 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1065. Return trip prices are from the CAI 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 CAI 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 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to CAI

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 CAI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $957
  • Average savings: $153 (13.78%)

See DTW to ORD flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DTW > JFK > CAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $109 (9.82%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #3: Baltimore, MD (DTW > BWI > CAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1035
  • Average savings: $76 (6.8%)

See DTW to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5945 miles or 9568 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to CAI flight is about 11 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Cairo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from DTW to CAI.


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 CAI
Destination airport name Cairo International Airport
City Cairo
Country Egypt
Latitude 30.1
Longitude 31.4


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