The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ESB are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th 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 ESB is late January. Prices can be as high as $2726 for Friday flights during mid June, or as low as $1141 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $1165 to $2128 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 $1165. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $2085. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $919 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1375 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ESB flight.

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

DTW to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ESB 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ESB, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. 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 $191 (11%) 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 $1392. Return trip prices are from the ESB 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 ESB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to ESB

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 ESB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Zurich (DTW > ZRH > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1087
  • Average savings: $289 (20.98%)

See DTW to ZRH flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (DTW > IST > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1142
  • Average savings: $233 (16.95%)

See DTW to IST flights

Hack #3: Kiev (DTW > KBP > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1164
  • Average savings: $212 (15.38%)

See DTW to KBP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Delta, Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5494 miles or 8842 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ESB flight is about 10 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DTW to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeESB
Destination airport nameEsenboga Airport


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