The cheapest times to fly from MSJ to DTW are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • March 26th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 16th and April 23rd)
  • November 5th 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 MSJ to DTW is late December. Prices can be as high as $1971 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1141 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Misawa (MSJ) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1362 to $1668 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $1354. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1739. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $385 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1430 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSJ to DTW flight.

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

MSJ to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSJ to DTW flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Misawa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 to Detroit, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Misawa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $225 (12%) 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 $1395. Return trip prices are from the DTW to MSJ 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 MSJ 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 11 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tokyo (MSJ > HND > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1374
  • Average savings: $56 (3.92%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, JAL, Qatar Airways, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6062 miles or 9756 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSJ to DTW flight is about 11 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Misawa and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from MSJ to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSJ
Origination airport name Misawa AB Airport
City Misawa
Country Japan
Latitude 40.7
Longitude 141.4

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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