Cheap flights from San Diego to Detroit (SAN - DTW)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Detroit (DTW)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to DTW flight in 2022: compare San Diego to Detroit flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Detroit.
SAN - DTW
Price
$283 - $523
DTW
Temperature
24.8 - 73.4 °F
DTW
Rainfall
1.8 - 3.1 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$283

From San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way from

$112

One-way flight from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (SAN - DTW)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as you normally would.

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

To save up to 25% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport from $451 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $544 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport from San Diego average $386. You can even find prices in September for less than $386, as users have found deals to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport from as low as $183. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport from San Diego. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Detroit in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SAN to DTW flights for August, September
8 Sep - 10 Sep
$164pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
6 Sep - 20 Sep
$168pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
3 Sep - 5 Sep
$171pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Detroit 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Detroit from San Diego found for this year
5 Oct - 8 Oct
$161pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
8 Sep - 10 Sep
$164pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
5 Oct - 10 Oct
$167pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Cheap Frontier flights from San Diego to Detroit

5 Oct - 8 Oct
$161pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
8 Sep - 10 Sep
$164pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
5 Oct - 10 Oct
$167pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from San Diego to Detroit

16 Aug - 27 Aug
$280pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
18 Aug - 23 Aug
$285pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
19 Aug - 24 Aug
$306pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Detroit from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Detroit direct flight deals
8 Sep - 10 Sep
$438pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
6 Oct - 9 Oct
$463pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
8 Sep - 11 Sep
$478pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Detroit

Late deals on round-trip flights to Detroit from San Diego, departing today and this week
16 Aug - 6 Sep
$211pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
20 Aug - 27 Aug
$220pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
18 Aug - 25 Oct
$227pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Detroit
8:38 am - 6:40 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
7h 02m
SAN - DTW
United Airlines
$112
United
3:55 pm - 3:58 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
21h 03m
SAN - DTW
Spirit Airlines
$114
Kiwi.com
12:24 pm - 1:45 am
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 21m
SAN - DTW
Frontier
$126
Kiwi.com

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Detroit

What airports do I use to fly from San Diego to Detroit?

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Detroit from San Diego. Booking flights from San Diego (SAN) to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) should be relatively easy as there are 8 daily flights to Detroit from 8 different airlines. 4h 13m is how long a flight from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Delta, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $161, but on average you can expect to pay $187.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is less than $571.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport round-trip?

Currently priced at $161, Frontier will fly you from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Frontier is currently priced 59% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport are Frontier ($80), Spirit Airlines ($106), and United Airlines ($112).

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

On average you can expect to pay $445 for a flight from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The cheapest flight overall is $81 while the most popular route, (San Diego - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) is currently priced at $164.

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

Endeavor Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

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

Consider Spirit Airlines (100%), Delta (91%) or Virgin Atlantic (90%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Detroit (DTW)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Detroit from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from Detroit?

Returning to San Diego from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering San Diego.

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Detroit

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 7 airlines flying from San Diego to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Detroit 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
$16 $23 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
$107 $224 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$132 $369 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$166 $453 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$240 $437 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$299 $570 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$466 $678 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Detroit

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Detroit.
Morning 6 AM to noon 50% of SAN to DTW departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 40% of SAN to DTW departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of SAN to DTW departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SAN to DTW departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Detroit
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Detroit.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
9 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights