Cheap flights from Detroit to Los Angeles (DTW - LAX)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTW) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best DTW to LAX flight in 2021: compare Detroit to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
DTW - LAX
Price
$197 - $369
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$197

From Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles

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 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles (DTW - LAX)?

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

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles, book at least 21 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 38% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $242 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $344.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles?

Flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $119.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Los Angeles in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DTW to LAX flights for October, November
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$80pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$97pp
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$99pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Detroit found for this year
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$80pp
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 Dec - 10 Dec
$83pp
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Dec - 5 Dec
$91pp
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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 Los Angeles from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to Los Angeles direct flight deals
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$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
15 Nov - 18 Nov
$103pp
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
15 Nov - 18 Nov
$107pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Detroit, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$115pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$116pp
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$119pp
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
5:40 pm - 7:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 54m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$59
FareScan
5:59 pm - 7:58 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 59m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$69
Kiwi.com
1:17 am - 2:10 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 53m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$86
FareScan

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Detroit to Los Angeles

What airports do I use to fly from Detroit to Los Angeles?

To fly from Detroit to Los Angeles, you need to book a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) to Los Angeles (LAX). Nonstop flights to Los Angeles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County take 4h 49m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 13 outbound flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles offered by 8 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $82, but on average you can expect to pay $100.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles is less than $126.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

How many flights depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles on average per day?

9 flight departures from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 11% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 44% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 44% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles?

There are many flights that can get you from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles in 7h 17m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Los Angeles is about 1986 mi.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $82 on this airline. You may be able to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles for 67% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

Consider Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines or American Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles.

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

The cheapest flight price from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles is $68. On average you can expect to pay $694. The most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $83.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Los Angeles?

Before booking your flight to Los Angeles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Spirit Airlines (91%), Korean Air (86%), Delta( 83%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Los Angeles from Detroit?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.

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 Los Angeles.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Detroit from Los Angeles?

Returning to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County from Los Angeles

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

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Alternative routes for Detroit to Los Angeles

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

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from DTW to LAX
4h 38m
Average temperature for October in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Los Angeles
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 6 airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Detroit to Los Angeles 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 $285 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$73 $193 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$134 $333 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$138 $280 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$142 $277 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$248 $429 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Detroit to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Detroit towards Los Angeles.
Morning 6 AM to noon 66% of DTW to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 20% of DTW to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 13% of DTW to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTW to LAX departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Detroit to Los Angeles.
Sunday
18 daily flights
Monday
9 daily flights
Tuesday
10 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
10 daily flights
Friday
17 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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