The cheapest times to fly from GBE to DTW are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 8th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

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 GBE to DTW is late January. Prices can be as high as $2769 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1342 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Gaborone (GBE) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1342 to $2212 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 $1360. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2126. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $766 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1472 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GBE to DTW flight.

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

GBE to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GBE to DTW flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Gaborone. 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 depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Gaborone. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $362 (16%) 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 $1424. Return trip prices are from the DTW to GBE 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 GBE to DTW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking GBE 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 GBE to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1131
  • Average savings: $341 (23.17%)

See GBE to IAD flights

Hack #2: Washington, DC (GBE > IAD > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1266
  • Average savings: $206 (13.99%)

See GBE to JFK flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (GBE > ATL > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1278
  • Average savings: $194 (13.18%)

See GBE to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Botswana, Air France, American, Delta, KLM, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8297 miles or 13353 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GBE to DTW flight is about 15 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Gaborone and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from GBE to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGBE
Origination airport nameSir Seretse Khama International Airport

Return Airport

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


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