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 2022: compare Detroit to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to California (DTT - CA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Detroit to California as you normally would.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to California from Detroit 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. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 42%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit 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 to California from $242 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $344 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Detroit to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DTT to California flights for May, June
31 May - 4 Jun
$266pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
28 May - 3 Jun
$266pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Jun - 16 Aug
$291pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit All airports to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Detroit found for this year
24 Aug - 24 Aug
$192pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
28 Oct - 28 Oct
$212pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Oct - 25 Oct
$216pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to California from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to California direct flight deals
9 Aug - 17 Aug
$251pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Aug - 27 Aug
$253pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
31 May - 4 Jun
$266pp
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
28 May - 3 Jun
$266pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
30 May - 4 Jun
$303pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
29 May - 3 Jun
$315pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
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
4:58 pm - 7:02 am
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 04m
DTW - SAN
Frontier
$157
Flights by SU
4:55 am - 12:33 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 38m
DTW - BUR
Spirit Airlines
$158
FlightNetwork
2:05 am - 3:36 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
28h 31m
DTW - OAK
Multiple Airlines
$159
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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to California

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.

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 Delta, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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 $192, but on average you can expect to pay $242.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit to California for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit to California under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to California is less than $314.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to California for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to California within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Detroit to California?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Detroit to California on average per day?

26 flight departures from Detroit to California per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 12% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 8% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 38% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 42% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Detroit to California?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines fly from Detroit to California in about 5h 01m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 27m. The distance between Detroit and California is about 1986 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Consider Endeavor Airlines, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Detroit to California.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit to California?

Consider Spirit Airlines (80%), Korean Air (78%) or Aeromexico (77%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Detroit to California.

What are the most popular routes from Detroit to California?

While some choose either Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco or Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles is the most popular route from Detroit to California.

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit to California?

The cheapest flight price from Detroit to California is $96. On average you can expect to pay $1,049. The most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $236.

What airports serve Detroit to California flights?

If you’re taking a trip to California that leaves out of Detroit, you’ll be boarding your plane at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and heading out to a number of different airports. Detroit’s airport serves flights going to several locations in the state of California. Two of the most popular choices though are Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, and San Francisco International Airport.If you’re heading to the southern half of California then flying into LAX makes sense. The airport is the second busiest in the United States. It serves more than 87 million passengers every year. You’ll find the airport is southwest of the LA downtown area by about 18 miles. The land it covers totals about 3,500 acres. This airport services international flights from all over the world and is a portal for Americans traveling out to other countries, especially in Asia and Europe.San Francisco International Airport is found in San Mateo County. It’s just south of central downtown San Francisco by 13 miles. This is another connection point for international flights going out or coming in across the Pacific Ocean. The airport is the second busiest on in the state.

Which airlines fly directly from Detroit to California?

There are direct flights from Detroit to LAX on Spirit Airlines and Delta. The flight time is just minutes shy of five hours. For non-stop flights between Detroit and San Francisco, you can fly with United and Delta. These flights run about 5h 15m. You’ll find it’s sometimes a little cheaper to fly to Los Angeles and there are few more options for that route.

What are the stopover options between Detroit to California?

The stopovers with American Airlines are typically in Chicago at O’Hare. They range from under an hour to just over three hours. Spirit Airlines has a flight that stops in Atlanta, as well as one that stops in Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines offers a flight with a stop in Seattle. United stops in Denver sometimes, and Chicago on other flights. The stopovers are usually around an hour. You may also find stops in Dallas, Houston, or Phoenix.Many of the stopovers from Detroit to San Francisco are in the same places as for LAX. You will also find a few in Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, or even Newark.

Do I need a passport or a visa to fly from Detroit to California?

There is no requirement for a passport or a visa for this flight route. It’s a domestic flight. You’ll need an ID to show at the airport when you arrive.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

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 need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

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

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

Returning to Detroit from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Detroit.

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

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Destination points for flights from Detroit to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to California.
Flight duration from DTT to California
4h 44m

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Detroit All airports 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
Juneyao Airlines
$11 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$67 $192 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$69 $258 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$125 $506 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$127 $128 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$137 $447 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$137 $392 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$176 $437 No cancel fee N/A
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