The cheapest times to fly from ESB to DTW are

  • October 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 10th and January 1st)

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 ESB to DTW is late January. Prices can be as high as $1912 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $510 for Thursday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Ankara (ESB) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $510 to $1468 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $531. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1518. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $987 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $710 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESB to DTW flight.

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

ESB to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESB to DTW flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Ankara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DTW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ESB. Fridays 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 $191 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $772. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ESB 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 ESB to DTW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ESB to DTW

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 ESB to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (ESB > IST > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $570
  • Average savings: $141 (19.79%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5494 miles or 8842 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESB to DTW flight is about 10 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Ankara and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from ESB to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ESB
Origination airport name Esenboga Airport
City Ankara
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 33

Return Airport

Destination code DTW
Destination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4


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