The cheapest times to fly from IST to DTW are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • September 3rd to December 9th

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 IST to DTW is early October. Prices can be as high as $1103 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $460 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $463 to $940 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $464. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $978. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $515 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $503 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to DTW flight.

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

IST to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to DTW flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DTW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (6%) 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 $553. Return trip prices are from the DTW to IST 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 IST 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 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, American, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SWISS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5300 miles or 8530 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to DTW flight is about 10 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from IST to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIST
Origination airport nameAtaturk Airport

Return Airport

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


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