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Cheap Flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco, CA, United States - MSP to SFO

Popular flights from Minneapolis - St Paul 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
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 $452
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 $452
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 25, 2016 Jun 3, 2016 $358
Jun 5, 2016 Jun 13, 2016 $358
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $358
Jun 13, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 $358
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 $358
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 $244
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $285
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 14, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 $314
Jul 15, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 $314

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco (MSP to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $288.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco (MSP to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Minneapolis - St Paul 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.

How far in advance should you book flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $662 $404
7-14 days $312 $278
14-21 days $312 $278
21-30 days $312 $261
30-60 days $312 $261
60-90 days $312 $336
90+ days $312 $244

Cheapest Day To Fly from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$299 $295 $278 $299 $289 $261 $299

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Frontier 5/28/16 6/4/16 1 $261
June Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Frontier 6/4/16 6/8/16 1 $261
July Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Sun Country 7/1/16 7/9/16 0 $312
August Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Frontier 8/30/16 9/10/16 1 $244
September Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Frontier 9/7/16 9/14/16 1 $244
October Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Frontier 10/19/16 10/26/16 1 $244
November Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Sun Country 11/3/16 11/8/16 1 $343
December Minneapolis - St Paul San Francisco Sun Country 12/1/16 12/8/16 1 $310

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$777
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$777 $317
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$317 $317
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$317 $317
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$317 $313
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$313

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco (MSP to SFO)

Your Minneapolis - St Paul 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 Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco is $335.

The average price for non-stop flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco is $327.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 4 6 09:20 19:55
Sun Country 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10:00 14:40
United 4 3 3 3 3 1 1 07:00 18:14

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco (MSP 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 Minneapolis - St Paul 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 Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco is $168.

The average price for round trip flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco is $335.

Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco flight time is 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Minneapolis - St Paul and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco is 1585 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 63 direct flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Minneapolis - St Paul and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco?
Answer: Denver, CO

Airlines Flying from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco (MSP to SFO)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Minneapolis - St Paul 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 Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco.

Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American ORD X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta SEA X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
Sun Country - X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United LAX X X X X X X X
Southwest MKE X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Minneapolis - St Paul 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 Minneapolis - St Paul - MSP

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Minneapolis - St Paul to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $324
Minneapolis - St Paul to San Jose American, Alaska, United $363
Minneapolis - St Paul to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $399
Minneapolis - St Paul to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $207
Minneapolis - St Paul to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $117
Minneapolis - St Paul to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $434
Minneapolis - St Paul to Fresno American, Alaska, United $403
Minneapolis - St Paul to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $147
Minneapolis - St Paul to Reno American, Alaska, United $347
Cheap Flights from Minneapolis - St Paul to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $244 Round trip from MSP to SFO