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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 San Diego. Book your trip to arrive at San Diego International, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - Old Town, McClellan–Palomar, or San Diego, CA - La Jolla. The distance between Detroit and San Diego is 3145 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and American Airlines. Detroit and San Diego have 401 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Detroit, DTW can enter San Diego, SAN.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Detroit to San Diego?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Detroit and San Diego takes around 5.2 hours.
What is the flight distance between Detroit and San Diego?
The flight distance between Detroit and San Diego is 3145 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Detroit and San Diego?
Several carriers operate flights between Detroit and San Diego. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Delta Air Lines.
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, Los Angeles, London, 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 San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Phoenix, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Raleigh, Chicago, Orlando, San Antonio, Dallas, St. Louis, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, London.
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 San Diego?
The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, John Wayne, Tijuana International, Ontario International, Hollywood Burbank, Mexicali International, Palm Springs International, Imperial County, Long Beach, Yuma International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Detroit and San Diego?
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