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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$773
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$635
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $635 or less.
The cheapest flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego was found 27 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 5% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 19m, covering a distance of 1952 miles.
How many flights are there between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and San Diego?
There are 82 (nonstop) flights between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and San Diego per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United ($140), Multiple Airlines ($212) and Spirit Airlines ($225).
Do I need a passport to fly between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and San Diego?
Delta (3 times daily), Air France (2 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego?
For Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
$140
only
$140
Destination
San Diego
$140
only
$140
Wed, Mar 7
DTW
SAN
6h 42m
Mon, Mar 12
SAN
DTW
8h 47m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

SFO
LAS
Good 7.6

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

Fri, Mar 16
DTW
SAN
7h 48m
Tue, Mar 20
SAN
DTW
9h 11m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 6
DTW
SAN
6h 34m
Wed, Mar 14
SAN
DTW
6h 36m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52901 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ATL
CLE
Okay 4.3

First flight in a long time that was not full. Price was rights.

Website horrendous for checking in. Staff at checking counter in terminal were extremely rude to customers when explained by Spiirit a la Carte policies - “spirits rules, I just work here, you should know better”

DFW
BWI
Good 6.0

Plane was clean and seemed new

No power outlets no tray large enough to place a laptop

DFW
ORD
Okay 4.0

Some passengers did not have cards with them Spirit accepted no cash payments. 65$ charged for a carry on bag at the gate, awful.

PHL
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

They eventually got us there. staff were friendly.

Online check-in - DID NOT WORK. Awaited the email, but never came. At the airport - kiosk didn't work. Got an attendant - flight had started boarding 5-10m before getting the agent / *their* policy is no boarding passes after that -- even though hours earlier the online check-in was done. They charged for the baggage, so parts took. Reality seems to be that flight was oversold. Upon rebook at next flight - that one was delayed due to awaiting inbound flight attendant. They know this stuff hours ahead of time, but never say.

DFW
PIT
Mediocre 2.0

This airline is not worth the terrible customer experience even if it is actually cheaper... and often it’s not. By the time you factor in the luggage fees ($26-$45 per bag per leg, not per way!) and other money you spend compensting for the crappy takeoff and arrival times, you’re paying just ad much as you would for a much more comfortable experience on a much more reasonable schedule.

Thu, Mar 8
DTW
SAN
11h 56m
Mon, Mar 12
SAN
DTW
11h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

Tue, Mar 20
DTW
SAN
11h 11m
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
DTW
8h 02m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

Wed, Mar 21
DTW
SAN
9h 19m
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
DTW
8h 02m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

SFO
LAS
Good 7.6

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

Mon, Apr 9
DTW
SAN
7h 45m
Thu, Apr 19
SAN
DTW
9h 05m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

Tue, Apr 10
DTW
SAN
7h 23m
Thu, Apr 19
SAN
DTW
7h 34m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

SFO
LAS
Good 7.6

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

Mon, Mar 19
DTW
SAN
8h 12m
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
DTW
5h 55m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
DTW
SAN
7h 45m
Thu, Apr 19
SAN
DTW
9h 05m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

Tue, Apr 10
DTW
SAN
7h 25m
Thu, Apr 19
SAN
DTW
7h 34m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 16
DTW
SAN
7h 45m
Tue, Apr 24
SAN
DTW
8h 44m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

SFO
LAS
Good 7.6

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

FRA
IAD
Good 6.0

It did not register my touch very well. It was hard to navigate through the movies as the scroll interface didn't work smoothly. The whole system needs to be updated, including the hardware.

Sat, Apr 14
DTW
SAN
6h 19m
Wed, Apr 18
SAN
DTW
7h 34m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 17
DTW
SAN
9h 52m
Sat, Apr 21
SAN
DTW
8h 56m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FRA
IAD
Good 6.0

It did not register my touch very well. It was hard to navigate through the movies as the scroll interface didn't work smoothly. The whole system needs to be updated, including the hardware.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 9.3

Wasted a lot of time for boarding. Not smooth at all

IAD
DEN
Okay 4.0

Never made it on that flight

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

Wed, Apr 25
DTW
SAN
7h 37m
Wed, May 2
SAN
DTW
6h 07m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 18
DTW
SAN
7h 45m
Sat, Apr 21
SAN
DTW
8h 56m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

SFO
LAS
Good 7.6

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

Fri, Apr 27
DTW
SAN
9h 21m
Thu, May 3
SAN
DTW
8h 35m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 24
DTW
SAN
8h 41m
Mon, Apr 30
SAN
DTW
8h 44m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

FRA
IAD
Good 6.0

It did not register my touch very well. It was hard to navigate through the movies as the scroll interface didn't work smoothly. The whole system needs to be updated, including the hardware.

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

Sat, May 5
DTW
SAN
9h 17m
Thu, May 10
SAN
DTW
7h 26m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 5
DTW
SAN
8h 41m
Thu, May 10
SAN
DTW
8h 56m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

SFO
LAS
Good 7.6

See above. The same applies.

See above. The same applies.

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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Diego Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Diego
Flights Depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Flight Price $140
Distance 1952 miles
Airlines United, Spirit Airlines
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