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Flights from Detroit to San Francisco, United States Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 1:12 AM

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Detroit to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 1:12 AM

We've scanned 20,789,023,501 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Detroit to San Francisco. American & Frontier frequently offer the best deals on Detroit to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
DTTSFO
Tue 11/8
2 stops
SFODTT
Thu 11/10
2 stops
$318
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Frontier
DTTSFO
Sat 12/10
1 stop
SFODTT
Wed 12/14
1 stop
$319
Select
United
DTTSFO
Wed 10/19
1 stop
SFODTT
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$380
Select
United
DTTSFO
Wed 10/19
1 stop
SFODTT
Sat 10/29
1 stop
$380
Select
United
DTTSFO
Sat 10/22
1 stop
SFODTT
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$380
Select
United
DTTSFO
Tue 10/25
1 stop
SFODTT
Sat 10/29
1 stop
$380
Select
United
DTTSFO
Tue 10/25
1 stop
SFODTT
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$380
Select
Alaska
DTTSFO
Thu 10/20
1 stop
SFODTT
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$433
Select

How Much is a Flight from Detroit to San Francisco?

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 $330.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Detroit to San Francisco?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Detroit to San Francisco?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Detroit to San Francisco.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $436
7-14 days $0 $351
14-21 days $0 $324
21-30 days $0 $324
30-60 days $0 $318
60-90 days $0 $319
90+ days $562 $380

Cheapest Day To Fly from Detroit to San Francisco

We've examined 20,795,316,600 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Detroit to San Francisco is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$339 $318 $324 $329 $334 $319 $344

Compare Flight Prices from Detroit to San Francisco by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Detroit to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Detroit San Francisco Frontier 9/29/16 10/4/16 1 $436
October Detroit San Francisco Frontier 10/12/16 10/15/16 1 $324
November Detroit San Francisco American 11/8/16 11/10/16 2 $318
December Detroit San Francisco Frontier 12/10/16 12/14/16 1 $319
January Detroit San Francisco United 1/17/17 1/24/17 1 $389
February Detroit San Francisco United 2/1/17 2/7/17 1 $389
March Detroit San Francisco United 3/21/17 3/28/17 2 $430
April Detroit San Francisco United 4/27/17 5/4/17 2 $430

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Detroit to San Francisco

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Detroit to San Francisco. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$436
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$436 $365
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$365 $351
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$351 $339
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$339 $324
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$324

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Detroit to San Francisco

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $367.

The average price for direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco is not available.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Detroit to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Delta 5 4 5 5 5 3 5 08:25 20:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Detroit to San Francisco

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 not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $367.

Detroit to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Detroit to San Francisco flight time is 5 hours and 12 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from Detroit?
Answer: The distance from Detroit to San Francisco is 2,073 miles (3,336 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 31 direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Detroit airlines for direct 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: Chicago, IL

Airlines in Detroit flying to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 1:12 AMNumber of routes searched: 246Number of itineraries searched: 319,462

Wondering which airlines fly out of Detroit to San Francisco? We've gathered the average price of Detroit airlines with flights to San Francisco. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Detroit to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American ORD
American DFW
United IAD
United IAH
United EWR
Delta MSP
JetBlue BOS
Delta CVG
American CLT
American PHL
JetBlue FLL
Alaska SEA
Delta SLC
American DEN
Delta MEX
Delta ATL

Detroit to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Detroit and San Francisco. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Detroit - DTT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Detroit to Oakland American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit $324
Flights from Detroit to San Jose American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $305

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Francisco - SFO

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from London to San Francisco Air Canada, Delta, WestJet $511
Flights from Windsor to San Francisco Air Canada $588
Cheap Flights from Detroit to San Francisco