The cheapest times to fly from DTW to LIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LIH is late September. Prices can be as high as $1465 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $648 for Tuesday flights around late September.


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Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $701 to $1165 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $742. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1223. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $480 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $837 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to LIH flight.

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

DTW to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $213 (21%) 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 $787. Return trip prices are from the LIH 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 LIH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 6 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 LIH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, HI

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 8.79% less expensive than LIH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to HNL flights


Flight Hacking DTW to LIH

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 LIH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vancouver (DTW > YVR > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $771
  • Average savings: $66 (7.89%)

See DTW to YVR flights

Hack #2: Toronto (DTW > YYZ > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $835
  • Average savings: $2 (0.24%)

See DTW to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4511 miles or 7260 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to LIH flight is about 9 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from DTW to LIH.


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 LIH
Destination airport name Lihue Airport
City Lihue, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 22
Longitude -159.3


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