The cheapest times to fly from DTW to KIX are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • April 9th to April 29th (except the week of April 16th)
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 13th to December 16th

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 KIX is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2025 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $924 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Osaka

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Osaka (KIX) will usually cost between $1066 to $1845 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 $1066. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1837. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $771 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1372 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to KIX flight.

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

DTW to KIX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to KIX 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $227 (15%) 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 $1292. Return trip prices are from the KIX 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 KIX 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 52 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 KIX while comparing.

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from KIX
  • Usually 6.45% less expensive than KIX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to NGO flights


Flight Hacking DTW to KIX

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 KIX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $902
  • Average savings: $470 (34.26%)

See DTW to PHL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $373 (27.19%)

See DTW to LAS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DTW > JFK > KIX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1023
  • Average savings: $350 (25.47%)

See DTW to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6604 miles or 10628 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to KIX flight is about 12 hour 52 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 85 available flights from DTW to KIX.


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 KIX
Destination airport name Kansai International Airport
City Osaka
Country Japan
Latitude 34.4
Longitude 135.2


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