The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ITM are

  • March 19th to April 8th
  • August 20th to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, January 22nd, and January 29th)

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 ITM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2349 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1007 for Monday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Osaka

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Osaka (ITM) will usually cost between $1135 to $2105 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 $1048. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $2142. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1094 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1414 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ITM flight.

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

DTW to ITM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ITM 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ITM, and Wednesday 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 $249 (16%) 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 $1416. Return trip prices are from the ITM 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 ITM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to ITM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) in Nagoya

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from ITM
  • Usually 9.20% less expensive than ITM
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to NGO flights

Destination alternative #2: Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from ITM
  • Usually 2.94% less expensive than ITM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to KIX flights


Flight Hacking DTW to ITM

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 ITM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Philadelphia, PA (DTW > PHL > ITM)

  • Price for both tickets: $918
  • Average savings: $496 (35.05%)

See DTW to PHL flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (DTW > LAS > ITM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $409 (28.9%)

See DTW to LAS flights

Hack #3: Charlotte, NC (DTW > CLT > ITM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1068
  • Average savings: $346 (24.48%)

See DTW to CLT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Austrian, Delta, Finnair, JAL, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6577 miles or 10585 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ITM flight is about 12 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Osaka?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DTW to ITM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeITM
Destination airport nameOsaka International Airport


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