The cheapest times to fly from ITO to DTW are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 ITO to DTW is early November. Prices can be as high as $1744 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $824 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Hilo, HI (ITO) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $864 to $1372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $872. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1323. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $451 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1011 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ITO to DTW flight.

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

ITO to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ITO to DTW flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Hilo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $191 (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 $994. Return trip prices are from the DTW to ITO 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 ITO 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 8 hour 53 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 ITO to DTW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 2.92% less expensive than DTW
  • 2-layover flights available

See ITO to GRR flights

Destination alternative #2: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 1.98% less expensive than DTW
  • 1-layover flights available

See ITO to CLE flights

Destination alternative #3: Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 0.15% less expensive than DTW
  • 2-layover flights available

See ITO to LAN flights


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ITO > LAX > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $921
  • Average savings: $91 (8.95%)

See ITO to LAX flights

Hack #2: Honolulu, HI (ITO > HNL > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $927
  • Average savings: $84 (8.31%)

See ITO to HNL flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (ITO > SJC > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $959
  • Average savings: $52 (5.14%)

See ITO to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4389 miles or 7063 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ITO to DTW flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from ITO to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeITO
Origination airport nameHilo International Airport
CityHilo, HI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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