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Fares from $73 One Way, $124 Round Trip from Detroit to Los Angeles

Prices starting at $124 for return flights and $73 for one-way flights to Los Angeles were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Los Angeles from Detroit

Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Detroit to Los Angeles?

The great news is, there are. Delta Air Lines and Spirit Airlines are two carriers that will fly you directly from Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Detroit to Los Angeles?

The shortest flight time from Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) is 4 hours and 41 minutes. Order a wine from the drink cart, perfect your travel itinerary or get to know your neighbors — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul journey.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Los Angeles most frequently?

The airlines that have the most frequent flights between Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) and Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) include Delta Air Lines (DL). This well-known option operates 169 flights on the route every month. If you'd like more options, look up the fares with Spirit Airlines (NK), which has 34 flights from Detroit to Los Angeles each month.

Route Information for Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles

Origin Airport IATA CodeDTT
Destination Airport IATA CodeQLA
Distance1974 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesDelta Air Lines, Korean Air, Virgin Australia, Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic, Spirit Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival1:57PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival12:26AM UTC

Flights Review

Mar 11, 2020

Pricing for extras are way overpriced

Mar 4, 2020

Air travel today is awful. This gets a smile for being less awful.

Dec 23, 2019

WiFi was weak

Dec 7, 2019

Delta did a great job!

Nov 15, 2019

Thank you for making it a pleasant journey!

Oct 13, 2019

From checking my bag, and being given a seat on the next flight because I got to the airport about 45 minutes before flight, I was elated. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The agent at the gate also wished me a happy flight.

Aug 17, 2019

Had a great flight with Spirit! Bought an underseat bag and everything worked out! Landings were smooth and staff was nice!

Aug 13, 2019

Although overall I was happy with the flight, I was very concerned about the wait for a wheelchair for my husband which was requested when I booked the flight. Because the wait was so long he opted to walk or we would have missed our flight. This is the 3rd time, we have had issues leaving from DTW.

Aug 5, 2019

More seating room and adjustable seats would be better.

Jun 6, 2019

Flight was almost 100% smooth. Great staff.

Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles

Detroit Metro Airport

The Orbitz.com website makes it easy to find cheap flights from Detroit to any destination. The Detroit Metro Airport is located at 9000 Middlebelt Road, approximately 21 miles from downtown Detroit. Twelve airlines service the airport, including Delta Airlines, Frontier, Air Tran and American Airlines. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flight, the website searches flights from all available airlines so you can choose a flight with cheap tickets.

Parking and Transportation

The Detroit Metro Airport offers long-term parking for $10 per day. It also runs complimentary shuttle services from the parking lots to the airport terminals. If you're traveling for more than four days, it's cheaper to take a cab to the airport. Cab fare from downtown Detroit costs $44.50. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, you can reserve a rental car using the Orbitz.com website. This way, you can get from the airport to your hotel without relying on public transportation.

Dining at the Airport

There are a variety of restaurants located at the airport including Chili's, Diego's Mexican Cantina, Detroit 500 and Fuddruckers. When you book your flight using Orbitz.com, you have plenty of time to grab a quick meal before your flight, because your travel arrangements are made before you arrive at the airport. The Orbitz.com website does more than find cheap flights from Detroit; it has all the tools you need to plan your entire trip.

Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles is a popular destination for travel. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Los Angeles. The site features a search engine that looks at a variety of major airlines to locate low cost airfares. The Los Angeles International Airport sits 15 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles on World Way. Many airlines service the Los Angeles Airport, including US Airways, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta and Continental. Orbitz.com can help travelers book the best deals.

Transportation from the Los Angeles International Airport

Travelers have a variety of options for ground transportation from the airport. The LAX shuttle offers transport to most major hotels in the area for a small charge. Public buses and light rail systems charge a flat fee depending on the destination. Rental cars can be obtained through Orbitz.com at discount prices, and taxis offer metered services throughout the city.

Weather in Los Angeles

Los Angeles boasts very mild climate year-round. Winter temperatures rarely go below 50°F. Summers average temperatures stay around 85°F.

Los Angeles Attractions

Los Angeles offers its visitors a wide variety of things to do. The Getty Center museum displays famous pieces by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne and features a botanical garden with flowers from the region. The Walt Disney concert hall provides symphonies and musical concerts throughout the year. The concert hall also houses a theater for dramatic productions. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles features a dinosaur hall with three t-rex specimens and other dinosaur exhibits. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate the top sales on area attractions and cheap flights to Los Angeles, which is great for the budget traveler.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.