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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Michigan

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Michigan?

To save up to 24% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 18 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from California to Michigan from $195 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $259 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Michigan. Flights to Michigan from California in April are about $204 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $35.

Cheap flights from California to Michigan in April, May 2021

19 May - 22 May
$72pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
5 May - 11 May
$83pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
11 May - 18 May
$86pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Michigan 2021 flight deals

19 May - 22 May
$72pp
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
5 May - 11 May
$83pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
11 May - 18 May
$86pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Michigan from California

15 May - 22 May
$93pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
7 May - 10 May
$96pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
15 May - 22 May
$107pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from California to Michigan

16 Apr - 18 Apr
$113pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
18 Apr - 5 May
$118pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Apr - 11 May
$119pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Michigan from California

3:40 pm - 1:13 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 33m
SNA - DTW
Frontier
$57
Kiwi.com
7:20 am - 2:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 14m
SAN - DTW
Spirit Airlines
$61
mytrip.com

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Flight FAQs

From California to Michigan

Are flight prices decreasing from California to Michigan 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 California and Michigan 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 California to Michigan to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from California to Michigan. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from California to Michigan have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, Spirit Airlines, 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 Delta with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Michigan for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $72, but on average you can expect to pay $92.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Michigan for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Michigan under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Michigan is less than $120.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Michigan?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from California to Michigan?

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

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Michigan?

While on average a flight from California to Michigan is generally $766, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $72. When looking at the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County), you can expect to pay $111 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Michigan?

Consider Alitalia (100%), Korean Air (98%) or Aeromexico (97%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from California to Michigan.

How long is the flight from California to Michigan?

Spirit Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines can get you from California to Michigan in just under 4h 14m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 26m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from California to Michigan round-trip?

Frontier, at $72, was found to be the cheapest airline from California to Michigan. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Spirit Airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from California to Michigan are Frontier ($41) and Spirit Airlines ($42).

Destination information for Michigan

Flight duration
4h 38m

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing

Hancock Houghton County (CMX)
Escanaba Delta County Arpt (ESC)
Flint (FNT)
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Iron Mountain Ford (IMT)
Ironwood Gogebic County (IWD)

Top 7 airlines flying from California to Michigan

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$73 $239 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$104 $298 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$165 $365 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$56 $448 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$132 $449 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$137 $471 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$297 $491 No cancel fee 62%
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