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

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

All the information you need to plan the best DTT 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 to California?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from Detroit to California compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $75. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit to California?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from Detroit. Users have commonly found prices around $86 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $43. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Detroit to California in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DTT to California flights for June, July
30 Jun - 14 Jul
$111pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
14 Jul - 15 Jul
$119pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Jul - 28 Jul
$120pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Detroit found for this year
24 Aug - 28 Aug
$104pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Aug - 28 Aug
$106pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
30 Jun - 14 Jul
$111pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
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
21 Sep - 25 Sep
$127pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Aug - 17 Aug
$162pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$162pp
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
30 Jun - 14 Jul
$111pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
30 Jun - 10 Jul
$131pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
30 Jun - 6 Jul
$132pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
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
2:55 pm - 4:53 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 58m
DTW - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$84
mytrip.com
5:42 am - 12:02 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 20m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$52
JustFly
6:05 am - 12:26 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 21m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$57
Gotogate

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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Detroit</span> to <span class="emphasized">California</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Detroit to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Detroit to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Detroit and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Detroit to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Detroit to California are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Detroit to California that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

For a flight from Detroit to California, you will be flying from All airports. Detroit All airports (DTT) is just 0.6 mi from the center of the city.

Can I find flights from Detroit to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $104, but on average you can expect to pay $125.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to California is less than $180.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Detroit to California?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Thursday, Friday.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Detroit to California?

The most popular airlines flying from Detroit to California are Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from Detroit to California?

Most travelers choose Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco or Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego when deciding on the best route from Detroit to California.

What are the cheapest Flights from Detroit to California?

The cheapest flight price from Detroit to California is $69. On average you can expect to pay $694. The most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $119.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit to California?

Before booking your flight to California from Detroit, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Aeromexico (94%), Delta (88%), Spirit Airlines( 87%).

How long is the flight from Detroit to California?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines and Frontier fly from Detroit to California in about 4h 50m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h 13m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Detroit to California round-trip?

Currently priced at $104, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Detroit to California and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Detroit to California one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $52 on Spirit Airlines.

Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to California.
Flight duration
4h 38m

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 6 airlines flying from Detroit 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
Frontier
$73 $213 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$138 $265 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$85 $272 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$56 $330 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$134 $371 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$132 $437 No cancel fee N/A
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