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$160

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$88

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Travelers usually depart from Detroit Metropolitan, Detroit, MI Train station, Detroit, Detroit-Southwest, or Willow Run Airport when they travel from Detroit to Los Angeles. Book your trip to arrive at Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA. The distance between Detroit and Los Angeles is 3181 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Detroit and Los Angeles have 401 direct flights per week.

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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Detroit, DTW can enter Los Angeles, LAX.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Detroit to Los Angeles?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Detroit and Los Angeles takes around 5.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Detroit and Los Angeles?
The flight distance between Detroit and Los Angeles is 3181 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Detroit and Los Angeles?
Several carriers operate flights between Detroit and Los Angeles. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Detroit?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Detroit and Orlando, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, London, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, Guadalajara, Miami, Salt Lake City, Paris.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cancún, Chicago, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Paris, Guadalajara, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Orlando, St. Louis, Houston, Minneapolis.
Which airports are there in Detroit?
Detroit is mainly served by Detroit Metropolitan. But there are other airports nearby, including Willow Run Airport, Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport.
What airports are near Detroit?
The main airport in Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan. It is also served by Cleveland Hopkins International, Gerald R. Ford International, Akron–Canton, Bishop International, Fort Wayne International, Toledo Express, Windsor International, MBS International, London International, Capital Region International.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, San Diego International, Tijuana International, John Wayne, Ontario International, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Maria Public, Santa Barbara Municipal, Long Beach.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Detroit and Los Angeles?
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