The cheapest times to fly from SUB to DTW are

  • March 19th to August 12th

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 SUB to DTW is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $8458 for Saturday flights during late January and early February, or as low as $1782 for Monday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Surabaya (SUB) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $2250 to $6335 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $2411. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January and early February, with an average price of $6388. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3977 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3812 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SUB to DTW flight.

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

SUB to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SUB to DTW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Surabaya. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 Surabaya. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $461 (10%) 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 $3751. Return trip prices are from the DTW to SUB 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 SUB 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 18 hour 41 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 SUB to DTW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 56 miles (90 km) away from DTW
  • Usually 49.90% less expensive than DTW
  • 2-layover flights available

See SUB to FNT flights


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

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SUB > KUL > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1064
  • Average savings: $2748 (72.09%)

See SUB to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SUB > HKG > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1143
  • Average savings: $2670 (70.03%)

See SUB to KUL flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SUB > LAX > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1266
  • Average savings: $2546 (66.79%)

See SUB to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9834 miles or 15826 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SUB to DTW flight is about 18 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Surabaya and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from SUB to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SUB
Origination airport name Juanda Airport
City Surabaya
Country Indonesia
Latitude -7.4
Longitude 112.8

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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