Cheap flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to California

DTW — LAX
Jan 30 — Feb 61

How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

To save up to 32% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 28 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California from $386 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $500 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to California from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport average $370. You can even find prices in February for less than $370, as users have found deals to California from as low as $131. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 28%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California (DTW - CA)?

When flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Detroit to California in January, February 2023

The best prices found for DTW to California flights for January, February
Feb 6 - Feb 9
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

15h 08m
OAK

Oakland

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

6h 01m
$108

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 14 - Feb 21
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

7h 24m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

10h 23m
$110

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 8 - Feb 9
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

13h 49m
OAK

Oakland

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

15h 03m
$110

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Detroit to California 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Detroit found for this year
Mar 14 - Mar 21
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

6h 58m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

13h 53m
$103

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Mar 7 - Mar 14
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

9h 53m
OAK

Oakland

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

8h 57m
$106

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Feb 6 - Feb 9
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

15h 08m
OAK

Oakland

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

6h 01m
$108

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Detroit to California

Mar 7 - Mar 14
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

9h 53m
OAK

Oakland

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

8h 57m
$106

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Feb 6 - Feb 9
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

15h 08m
OAK

Oakland

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

6h 01m
$108

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 14 - Feb 21
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

7h 24m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

10h 23m
$110

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Cheap Frontier flights from Detroit to California

Feb 10 - Feb 21
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

7h 01m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

12h 34m
$130

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 8 - Feb 15
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

15h 17m
SAN

San Diego

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

8h 34m
$132

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 6 - Feb 12
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

14h 53m
SFO

San Francisco

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

9h 06m
$134

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Non-stop flights to California from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to California direct flight deals
May 8 - May 18
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 04m
LAX

Los Angeles

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Nonstop

4h 18m
$140

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 15 - Feb 18
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 17m
LAX

Los Angeles

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Nonstop

4h 21m
$152

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 16 - Feb 20
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 18m
LAX

Los Angeles

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Nonstop

4h 21m
$154

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Last minute flights from Detroit to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Detroit, departing today and this week
Feb 1 - Feb 8
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Nonstop

7h 01m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

13h 39m
$114

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Jan 31 - Feb 7
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

23h 19m
SAN

San Diego

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

6h 50m
$128

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 4 - Feb 8
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

11h 21m
SAN

San Diego

DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

1 stop

6h 31m
$131

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

One-way flights to California from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to California
Jan 31
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

7h 01m
$54

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/22

Feb 12
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

15h 08m
$55

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 13
DTW

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

6h 47m
$56

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Reviews of Airlines Servicing California

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The alaska crew out of Paine field was exceptional! It was the first time I have flown out of this airport. The only thing that was harder is that our flight was delayed 3 hours out of Phoenix.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The alaska crew out of Paine field was exceptional! It was the first time I have flown out of this airport. The only thing that was harder is that our flight was delayed 3 hours out of Phoenix.

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The alaska crew out of Paine field was exceptional! It was the first time I have flown out of this airport. The only thing that was harder is that our flight was delayed 3 hours out of Phoenix.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The alaska crew out of Paine field was exceptional! It was the first time I have flown out of this airport. The only thing that was harder is that our flight was delayed 3 hours out of Phoenix.

Sun Country Air
7.6
Good
71 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The alaska crew out of Paine field was exceptional! It was the first time I have flown out of this airport. The only thing that was harder is that our flight was delayed 3 hours out of Phoenix.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The alaska crew out of Paine field was exceptional! It was the first time I have flown out of this airport. The only thing that was harder is that our flight was delayed 3 hours out of Phoenix.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Detroit to California flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Detroit to California?

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Detroit to California. It is only a 17.3 mi journey to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) from Detroit’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Delta, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to California have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $103, but on average you can expect to pay $115.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California is less than $164.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What are the most popular routes from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

The most popular flight routes from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California are Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

The most popular airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California are Endeavor Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California on time: China Southern (100%), ITA Airways (94%), LATAM Airlines (92%).

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

On average you can expect to pay $908 for a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California. The cheapest flight overall is $74 while the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $116.

Destination points for flights from Detroit to California

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Top 8 airlines flying from Detroit to California

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Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$100Average$347FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$137Average$235FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$202Average$567FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$218Average$414FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$221Average$524FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$227Average$558FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$302Average$604FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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