Beginning of main content

Earn rewards on top of your airline miles with Orbitz Rewards

Many airlines offer flexible change policies

Sign up to receive text alerts about your trip

Fares from $79 One Way, $158 Round Trip from Detroit to Sacramento

Prices starting at $158 for return flights and $79 for one-way flights to Sacramento were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Need A Hotel In Sacramento?

More About Flying To Sacramento from Detroit

Route Information for Flights from Detroit to Sacramento

Origin Airport IATA CodeDTT
Destination Airport IATA CodeSAC
Direct Flight Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival
Latest Flight Arrival

Fly from Detroit to Sacramento

A flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to Sacramento allows you to discover a bustling city that has evolved from a small settlement during California's Gold Rush. Home to the California State Capitol and Wells Fargo Pavilion, Sacramento is an epicenter for government operations and high culture in the Golden State. Situated near the intersection of Interstate 275 and I-94, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is best accessible by car. When you fly from Detroit to Sacramento, expect the flight to last about seven hours.


Situated in Downtown Sacramento, the California State Capitol Museum boasts an impressive collection of American paintings and wall murals. The Neoclassical facade of the capitol building is also an architectural masterpiece in its own right. Continue a sightseeing tour in Sacramento with a stroll on Capitol Mall, which leads to the Crocker Art Museum. Additionally, you can use this busy road to cross the Sacramento River and reach Raley Field, home of the River Cats minor league baseball team. If you prefer to watch NBA action instead, check out the Kings at Sleep Train Arena.

Hints and tips

After landing at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), get a rental car and drive southbound on Interstate 5 toward Downtown Sacramento. A Mediterranean climate keeps temperatures in Sacramento between the 40s and 80s throughout the year. Offering amusement park rides, technology exhibits and music concerts, the California State Fair is one of the most popular outdoor events in the city.

Flights from Detroit to Sacramento - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Detroit to Sacramento?

Delta Air Lines will fly you directly from Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.), which means you won't have to worry about switching planes or missing your connecting flight on this route.

What is the shortest flight from Detroit to Sacramento?

The shortest flight time from Detroit to Sacramento is around 5 hours and 2 minutes. Grab your favorite tipple from the drink cart, perfect your travel itinerary or listen to that podcast — you'll have the time on this medium-haul trip.

What airlines fly from Detroit (and vicinity) to Sacramento (and vicinity) most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline with the most flights from Detroit (and vicinity) to Sacramento (and vicinity), Delta is the top pick. This trusted carrier operates 17 flights along this route every month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Sacramento?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Sacramento have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Sacramento with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Sacramento without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on 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.