Cheap flights from Detroit (DTW) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTW) to California

All the information you need to plan the best DTW to LAX flight in 2021: compare Detroit to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California?

To save up to 38% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 21 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 $242 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $344 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 August. Prices to California from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport average $264. You can even find prices in August for less than $264, as users have found deals to California from as low as $119. The month of December 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 42%.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for DTW to California flights for October, November
17 Nov - 1 Dec
$64pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
17 Nov - 1 Dec
$66pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$66pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Detroit found for this year
1 Dec - 11 Dec
$64pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
17 Nov - 1 Dec
$64pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1 Dec - 11 Dec
$66pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to California from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to California direct flight deals
1 Dec - 4 Dec
$97pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$103pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
8 Nov - 15 Nov
$105pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Detroit, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$77pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$92pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
26 Oct - 9 Nov
$96pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to California from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to California
6:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
5h 00m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$49
Priceline
4:46 pm - 3:28 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
13h 42m
DTW - OAK
Spirit Airlines
$31
mytrip.com
2:30 am - 4:37 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
17h 07m
DTW - OAK
Spirit Airlines
$32
CheapOair

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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to California

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 Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $64, but on average you can expect to pay $73.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California is less than $121.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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 Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

On average you can expect to pay $694 for a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to California. The cheapest flight overall is $68 while the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $83.

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 Francisco and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego.

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: Spirit Airlines (91%), Korean Air (86%), Delta (83%).

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Detroit?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

Most visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Detroit from California?

Returning to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

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Destination points for flights from Detroit to California

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Destination information for California

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Top 6 airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Detroit to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$56 $341 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$73 $210 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$85 $279 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$134 $373 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$138 $265 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$214 $456 No cancel fee N/A
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