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 2021: compare Detroit to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit to California?

To save up to 38% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 21 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Detroit to California from C$ 309 1-2 weeks out and tickets from C$ 440 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to California from Detroit average C$ 337. You can even find prices in August for less than C$ 337, as users have found deals to California from as low as C$ 152. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from Detroit. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 42%.

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

When flying from Detroit to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Detroit to California in September, October 2021

The best prices found for DTT to California flights for September, October
30 Oct - 1 Nov
C$ 100pp
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 Oct - 12 Oct
C$ 116pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
7 Oct - 12 Oct
C$ 118pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit All airports to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Detroit found for this year
30 Oct - 1 Nov
C$ 100pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
7 Dec - 11 Dec
C$ 113pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
6 Oct - 12 Oct
C$ 116pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Direct flights to California from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to California direct flight deals
8 Oct - 15 Oct
C$ 214pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Nov - 20 Nov
C$ 261pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
17 Oct - 17 Oct
C$ 327pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
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
30 Sep - 2 Oct
C$ 124pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1 Oct - 4 Oct
C$ 128pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
30 Sep - 4 Oct
C$ 139pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to California from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to California
4:55 a.m. - 11:43 a.m.
Spirit Airlines
1 stop
9h 48m
DTW - LAX
Spirit Airlines
C$ 196
Spirit
1:25 p.m. - 6:59 p.m.
Alaska Airlines
1 stop
8h 34m
DTW - LAX
Alaska Airlines
C$ 203
1:00 a.m. - 7:14 a.m.
American Airlines
1 stop
10h 14m
DTW - SAN
American Airlines
C$ 230

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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 American 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$ 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to California for under C$ 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just C$ 100, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 127.

Are there direct flights from Detroit to California for under C$ 300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Detroit to California under C$ 300. A good price for a direct flight from Detroit to California is less than C$ 380.

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

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

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at C$ 41. Delta flights start at C$ 148 while deals on American Airlines start at C$ 178 one-way.

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: China Southern(93%), KLM(92%), Spirit Airlines(89%.)

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 American Airlines, JetBlue or Delta 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$ 282 for a flight from Detroit to California. The cheapest flight overall is C$ 94 while the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles) is currently priced at C$ 331.

What are the most popular routes from Detroit to California?

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

What airports serve Detroit to California flights?

If you’re taking a trip to California that leaves out of Detroit, you’ll be boarding your plane at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and heading out to a number of different airports. Detroit’s airport serves flights going to several locations in the state of California. Two of the most popular choices though are Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, and San Francisco International Airport. If you’re heading to the southern half of California then flying into LAX makes sense. The airport is the second busiest in the United States. It serves more than 87 million passengers every year. You’ll find the airport is southwest of the LA downtown area by about 18 miles. The land it covers totals about 3,500 acres. This airport services international flights from all over the world and is a portal for Americans traveling out to other countries, especially in Asia and Europe. San Francisco International Airport is found in San Mateo County. It’s just south of central downtown San Francisco by 13 miles. This is another connection point for international flights going out or coming in across the Pacific Ocean. The airport is the second busiest on in the state.

Which airlines fly directly from Detroit to California?

There are direct flights from Detroit to LAX on Spirit Airlines and Delta. The flight time is just minutes shy of five hours. For non-stop flights between Detroit and San Francisco, you can fly with United and Delta. These flights run about 5h 15m. You’ll find it’s sometimes a little cheaper to fly to Los Angeles and there are few more options for that route.

What are the stopover options between Detroit to California?

The stopovers with American Airlines are typically in Chicago at O’Hare. They range from under an hour to just over three hours. Spirit Airlines has a flight that stops in Atlanta, as well as one that stops in Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines offers a flight with a stop in Seattle. United stops in Denver sometimes, and Chicago on other flights. The stopovers are usually around an hour. You may also find stops in Dallas, Houston, or Phoenix. Many of the stopovers from Detroit to San Francisco are in the same places as for LAX. You will also find a few in Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, or even Newark.

Do I need a passport or a visa to fly from Detroit to California?

There is no requirement for a passport or a visa for this flight route. It’s a domestic flight. You’ll need an ID to show at the airport when you arrive.

COVID Restrictions

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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 72 hours 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) test taken 72 hours 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.

Airports servicing Detroit

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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
American Airlines
C$ 121 C$ 471 No cancel fee 71%
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Frontier
C$ 125 C$ 239 No cancel fee 62%
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Spirit Airlines
C$ 150 C$ 349 No cancel fee 65%
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United Airlines
C$ 215 C$ 563 No cancel fee 69%
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Delta
C$ 239 C$ 558 No cancel fee N/A
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