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Cheap Flights from Detroit to San Francisco, CA, United States - DTT to SFO

Popular flights from Detroit to San Francisco

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 28, 2016 $419
Jul 22, 2016 Jul 25, 2016 $419
Aug 11, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 $419
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $243
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $261
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $261
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $261
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $261
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 30, 2016 Aug 8, 2016 $388

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Detroit to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $268.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Detroit to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Detroit to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Detroit to San Francisco.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$244 $244 $243 $244 $244 $244 $409

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Detroit to San Francisco

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Detroit to San Francisco.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Detroit San Francisco American 5/25/16 6/4/16 1 $244
June Detroit San Francisco American 6/1/16 6/8/16 1 $243
July Detroit San Francisco American 7/4/16 7/7/16 1 $244
August Detroit San Francisco American 8/3/16 8/13/16 1 $244
September Detroit San Francisco American 9/24/16 10/1/16 1 $244
October Detroit San Francisco American 10/1/16 10/8/16 1 $244
November Detroit San Francisco American 11/1/16 11/10/16 1 $450
December Detroit San Francisco American 12/2/16 12/11/16 1 $450

TIPSave $36 by flying into San Jose instead of San Francisco from Detroit

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT to SFO)

Your Detroit to San Francisco flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $332.

The average price for non-stop flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $0.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Detroit to San Francisco.

Nonstop Flight Details from Detroit to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Delta 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 08:30 19:50

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT to SFO)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Detroit to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $175.

The average price for round trip flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $332.

Detroit to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Detroit to San Francisco flight time is 5 hours and 11 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Detroit and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Detroit to San Francisco is 2073 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 26 direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Detroit and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: Denver, CO

Airlines Flying from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT to SFO)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Detroit to San Francisco with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Detroit to San Francisco.

Detroit to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA / PDX X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X
Southwest MDW X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Detroit and San Francisco, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Detroit - DTT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Detroit to Oakland American, Spirit, United $365
Detroit to San Jose American, Alaska, United $293

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Columbus to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $255
Cleveland to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $228
Dayton to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $308
Grand Rapids to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $317
Akron - Canton to San Francisco American, United $343
Flint to San Francisco American, United $308
Lansing to San Francisco Alaska, United $378
Erie to San Francisco American, United $410
South Bend to San Francisco United $422
Kalamazoo to San Francisco American, United $382
Toledo to San Francisco American $375
Ft Wayne to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $342
Saginaw to San Francisco United $388
Columbus to Oakland American, Alaska, United $376
Cleveland to Oakland American, Spirit, United $284
Akron - Canton to Oakland United $747
Dayton to Oakland American, Alaska, United $548
Grand Rapids to Oakland American, Alaska, United $519
Flint to Oakland American, United $557
South Bend to Oakland United Check Dates
Toledo to Oakland American $483
Lansing to OaklandCheck Dates
Columbus to San Jose American, Alaska, United $365
Cleveland to San Jose American, Alaska, United $406
Saginaw to OaklandCheck Dates

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
London to San Francisco American, Air Canada, Alaska, United, WestJet $493
Windsor to San Francisco American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, United, WestJet $567
Cheap Flights from Detroit to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $243 Round trip from DTT to SFO