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

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

All the information you need to plan the best DTW to SAN flight in 2021: compare Detroit to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
DTW - SAN
Price
$183 - $394
SAN
Temperature
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$183

From Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego

One-way from

$102

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

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 San Diego (DTW - SAN)?

When flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Diego from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $302 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $123. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego, book at least 18 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 16% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $291 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $353.

Cheap flights from Detroit to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DTW to SAN flights for October, November
22 Nov - 6 Dec
$139pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$140pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$148pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Detroit found for this year
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$92pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$93pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
3 Dec - 7 Dec
$95pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to San Diego direct flight deals
2 Dec - 10 Jan
$299pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
17 Dec - 8 Jan
$319pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
19 Mar - 23 Mar
$324pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Detroit, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$166pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$168pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$169pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to San Diego from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to San Diego
1:40 pm - 6:29 am
Frontier
2 Stops
19h 49m
DTW - SAN
Frontier
$102
Kiwi.com
1:04 pm - 11:56 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
25h 52m
DTW - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$104
FareScan
4:46 pm - 3:59 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 13m
DTW - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$105
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to San Diego

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

Booking a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) to San Diego (SAN) is your only option if you wish to fly from Detroit to San Diego. On a typical day, there are 3 flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego, all of which are around 4h 42m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 6 airlines when you book a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $120.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego is less than $379.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego?

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

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

1 flight departure from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines and Frontier fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego in about 8h. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 22m. The distance from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego is about 1963 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $92 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Frontier, starting at $124. Spirit Airlines is priced at 68% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

Before booking your flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, JetBlue or Delta.

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

While on average a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego is generally $813, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $85. When looking at the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego), you can expect to pay $92 for that flight.

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

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to San Diego consider choosing KLM (95%), Delta (93%) or Spirit Airlines (91%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Diego 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 San Diego.

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 San Diego.

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

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

Returning to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County from San Diego

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

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Alternative routes for Detroit to San Diego

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

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to San Diego.
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Detroit to San Diego 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
$85 $201 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$100 $342 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$153 $273 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$180 $376 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$321 $500 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Detroit to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Detroit towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 77% of DTW to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 22% of DTW to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTW to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DTW to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Detroit to San Diego.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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