The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ICN are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • March 12th to April 29th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 2nd)
  • September 3rd 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 ICN is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1805 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1086 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Seoul

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Seoul (ICN) will usually cost between $1127 to $1573 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1145. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1591. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $446 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1208 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ICN flight.

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

DTW to ICN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ICN 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ICN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Saturdays 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 $111 (8%) 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 $1224. Return trip prices are from the ICN 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 ICN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 54 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to ICN

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 ICN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $122 (10.1%)

See DTW to JFK flights

Hack #2: Cleveland, OH (DTW > CLE > ICN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1093
  • Average savings: $115 (9.52%)

See DTW to CLE flights

Hack #3: Philadelphia, PA (DTW > PHL > ICN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1095
  • Average savings: $113 (9.36%)

See DTW to PHL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6619 miles or 10652 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ICN flight is about 12 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Seoul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from DTW to ICN.


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 ICN
Destination airport name Incheon International Airport
City Seoul
Country South Korea
Latitude 37.5
Longitude 126.4


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