The cheapest times to fly from DTW to HKT are

  • January 22nd to April 1st
  • August 20th 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 HKT is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2560 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $999 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Phuket

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Phuket (HKT) will usually cost between $1033 to $1750 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1054. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1841. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $787 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1182 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to HKT flight.

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

DTW to HKT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to HKT 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HKT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Phuket, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $164 (10%) 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 $1246. Return trip prices are from the HKT 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 HKT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to HKT

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 HKT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $989
  • Average savings: $194 (16.37%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (DTW > ORD > HKT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1049
  • Average savings: $133 (11.25%)

See DTW to ORD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (DTW > LAX > HKT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1055
  • Average savings: $128 (10.79%)

See DTW to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8956 miles or 14413 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to HKT flight is about 17 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Phuket?

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


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 HKT
Destination airport name Phuket International Airport
City Phuket
Country Thailand
Latitude 8.1
Longitude 98.3


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