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

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The best prices from Detroit to San Diego are usually found in August or July, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DTT to SAN flight in 2021: compare Detroit to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
DTT - SAN
Price
$207 - $399
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$207

From Detroit to San Diego

One-way from

$110

One-way flight from Detroit to San Diego

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Detroit to San Diego?

Flights from Detroit to San Diego are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Diego.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit to San Diego?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 27% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Detroit to San Diego 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $73, or $98 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit to San Diego?

July can be a great time to fly to San Diego from Detroit with a flight ticket averaging about $80. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $44. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to San Diego (DTT - SAN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Detroit to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 54% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Detroit to San Diego in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DTT to SAN flights for June, July
28 Jul - 11 Aug
$163pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
28 Jul - 3 Aug
$175pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
2 Jul - 18 Jul
$177pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Detroit found for this year
29 Sep - 5 Oct
$134pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
14 Sep - 22 Sep
$138pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Aug - 31 Aug
$140pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to San Diego direct flight deals
29 Sep - 5 Oct
$134pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
14 Sep - 22 Sep
$138pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Aug - 31 Aug
$140pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
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
23 Jun - 4 Jul
$208pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
26 Jun - 6 Jul
$210pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
26 Jun - 4 Jul
$211pp
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
3:42 pm - 7:41 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
6h 59m
DTW - SAN
Frontier
$110
Flightcatchers
4:30 am - 9:08 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
7h 38m
DTW - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$118
Kiwi.com
4:00 am - 3:04 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 04m
DTW - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$119
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Detroit to San Diego 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 Detroit and San Diego 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 Detroit to San Diego 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 to San Diego have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

To fly from Detroit to San Diego, you need to book a flight from All airports (DTT) to San Diego (SAN). Nonstop flights to San Diego from Detroit All airports take 4h 38m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 3 outbound flights from All airports to San Diego offered by 6 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $134, but on average you can expect to pay $149.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to San Diego is less than $157.

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

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

Is Detroit weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

With an average temperature of 84 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in San Diego are colder than in Detroit.

How long is the flight from Detroit to San Diego?

A quick flight from Detroit to San Diego can take about 4h 50m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $134. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Detroit to San Diego round-trip?

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($134), and Frontier ($163) offers the cheapest pricing from Detroit to San Diego. Spirit Airlines is priced at 55% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Detroit to San Diego one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Detroit to San Diego are Spirit Airlines ($67) and Frontier ($81).

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.
Flight duration
4h 35m
Average temperature for June in San Diego
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in San Diego
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines flying from Detroit 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%
Spirit Airlines
$153 $273 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$100 $342 No cancel fee 71%
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.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 50% of DTT to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 26% of DTT to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 23% of DTT to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTT 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
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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