Cheap flights from Detroit to California

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Detroit (DTT) to California

All the information you need to plan the best DTT to LAX flight in 2022: compare Detroit to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit to California?

Flights from Detroit to California lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Detroit to California in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at C$ 153.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to California (DTT - CA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Detroit to California as you normally would.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 21 days in advance to save up to 38% 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 21 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 California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as C$ 311, or C$ 442 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Detroit to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DTT to California flights for May, June
27 May - 29 May
C$ 443pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 May - 29 May
C$ 448pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
23 May - 31 May
C$ 449pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit All airports to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Detroit found for this year
28 Oct - 28 Oct
C$ 272pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
28 Sep - 4 Oct
C$ 393pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
21 Sep - 27 Sep
C$ 396pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Direct flights to California from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to California direct flight deals
21 Sep - 27 Sep
C$ 396pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
29 May - 3 Jun
C$ 453pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
9 Sep - 13 Sep
C$ 453pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Detroit, departing today and this week
27 May - 29 May
C$ 443pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 May - 29 May
C$ 448pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
29 May - 3 Jun
C$ 453pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to California from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to California
2:30 p.m. - 7:53 p.m.
Alaska Airlines
1 stop
8h 23m
DTW - SFO
Alaska Airlines
C$ 267
2:00 a.m. - 12:46 p.m.
United Airlines
2 stops
13h 46m
DTW - LAX
United Airlines
C$ 285
United
8:45 a.m. - 5:47 p.m.
JetBlue
1 stop
12h 02m
DTW - SFO
JetBlue
C$ 293

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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to California

What airport do you fly from for flights from Detroit to California?

For a flight from Detroit to California, you will be flying from All airports. Detroit All airports (DTT) is just 0.9 km from the centre of the city.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Detroit to California have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Spirit Airlines, Delta, and Endeavor Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Spirit Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Detroit to California for under C$ 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to California for under C$ 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just C$ 272, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 424.

Are there direct flights from Detroit to California for under C$ 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Detroit to California under C$ 400. A good price for a direct flight from Detroit to California is less than C$ 471.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to California for under C$ 500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to California within the next 7 days for less than C$ 500.

What days are direct flights available from Detroit to California?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Detroit to California on average per day?

17 flight departures from Detroit to California per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 18% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 12% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 41% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Detroit to California?

There are many flights that can get you from Detroit to California in 5h 01m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Detroit and California are separated by a distance of 3196 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with JetBlue, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at C$ 223. Spirit Airlines flights start at C$ 230 while deals on Delta start at C$ 230 one-way.

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

When booking a flight from Detroit to California, you may want to consider flying on Endeavor Airlines, American Airlines or JetBlue as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit to California?

On average you can expect to pay C$ 595 for a flight from Detroit to California. The cheapest flight overall is C$ 325 while the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco) is currently priced at C$ 478.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit to California?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Detroit to California on time: Spirit Airlines (80%), Korean Air (78%), Aeromexico (77%).

What are the most popular routes from Detroit to California?

While some choose either Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego or Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco is the most popular route from Detroit to California.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Detroit?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

Most visitors from Detroit need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Detroit from California?

Returning to Detroit from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Detroit.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Detroit.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to California.
Flight duration from DTT to California
4h 53m

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing

Bakersfield Meadows Field (BFL)
Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City McNamara Field (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Detroit All airports to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Detroit to California 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
Spirit Airlines
C$ 145 C$ 425 No cancel fee 65%
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Frontier
C$ 185 C$ 266 No cancel fee 62%
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Delta
C$ 240 C$ 524 No cancel fee N/A
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United Airlines
C$ 458 C$ 602 No cancel fee 69%
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Endeavor Airlines
C$ 602 C$ 810 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Endeavor Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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