The cheapest times to fly from SAW to DTW are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • February 12th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • August 27th to December 2nd

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 SAW to DTW is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2604 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $470 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $477 to $1426 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $495. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1389. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $893 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $707 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to DTW flight.

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

SAW to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to DTW flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DTW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAW. 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 $201 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $758. Return trip prices are from the DTW to SAW 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 SAW 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 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Delta, El Al, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5322 miles or 8565 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to DTW flight is about 10 hour 34 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 38 available flights from SAW to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAW
Origination airport name Sabiha Gokcen Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.9
Longitude 29.3

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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