Cheap flights from Michigan (MI) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Michigan to California

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

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Michigan to California from $75 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $95 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to California from Michigan with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Michigan to California in July, August 2021

The best prices found for Michigan to California flights for July, August
25 Aug - 30 Aug
$74pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
23 Aug - 26 Aug
$78pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Aug - 28 Aug
$80pp
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

Michigan to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Michigan found for this year
15 Sep - 18 Sep
$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
15 Sep - 17 Sep
$69pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
25 Aug - 30 Aug
$74pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to California from Michigan

Save time with Michigan to California direct flight deals
15 Sep - 18 Sep
$129pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
18 Aug - 21 Aug
$141pp
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 Sep - 14 Sep
$143pp
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 Michigan to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Michigan, departing today and this week
10 Aug - 26 Aug
$120pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
6 Aug - 28 Aug
$140pp
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
10 Aug - 14 Aug
$142pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to California from Michigan

The cheapest one-way flights from Michigan to California
2:05 am - 3:54 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 49m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$28
mytrip.com
6:49 am - 4:29 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
12h 40m
DTW - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$37
JustFly
5:42 am - 12:11 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 29m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$38
Spirit

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Michigan to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Michigan 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 Michigan 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.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Michigan to California have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Spirit Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Michigan to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Michigan to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $66, but on average you can expect to pay $81.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Michigan to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Michigan to California is less than $155.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Michigan to California?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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

Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Michigan to California.

What are the most popular routes from Michigan to California?

The most popular route from Michigan to California is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles. You may also consider Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego or Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from Michigan to California?

On average you can expect to pay $694 for a flight from Michigan to California. The cheapest flight overall is $69 while the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $66.

What are the most reliable airlines from Michigan 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 Michigan to California on time: Spirit Airlines(92%), Aeromexico(90%), KLM(87%.)

How long is the flight from Michigan to California?

A quick flight from Michigan to California can take about 4h 56m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $159. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $66, was found to be the cheapest airline from Michigan to California..

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $28 on Spirit Airlines.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Michigan 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 Michigan.

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

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Michigan to California.

Airports servicing

Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County (CIU)
Hancock Houghton County (CMX)
Escanaba Delta County Arpt (ESC)
Flint (FNT)
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Iron Mountain Ford (IMT)

Airports servicing

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

Top 6 airlines flying from Michigan to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Michigan 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 $221 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$138 $265 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$85 $279 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$56 $418 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$99 $421 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$137 $442 No cancel fee N/A
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