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Flights from San Francisco to Detroit, United States Last modified: Sep 27, 2016 2:38 AM

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San Francisco to Detroit Last modified: Sep 27, 2016 2:39 AM

We've scanned 23,126,175,300 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Detroit. United & American frequently offer the best deals on San Francisco to Detroit flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
SFODTT
Mon 10/10
1 stop
DTTSFO
Fri 10/14
1 stop
$314
Select
American
SFODTT
Tue 10/18
2 stops
DTTSFO
Tue 10/25
2 stops
$318
Select
Frontier
SFODTT
Sat 11/12
1 stop
DTTSFO
Wed 11/16
1 stop
$319
Select
Alaska
SFODTT
Wed 10/19
2 stops
DTTSFO
Wed 10/26
2 stops
$449
Select

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Detroit?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Detroit, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $328.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Detroit?

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 San Francisco to Detroit 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 San Francisco to Detroit?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $436
7-14 days $0 $314
14-21 days $0 $318
21-30 days $0 $318
30-60 days $0 $319
60-90 days $0 $338
90+ days $542 $346

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Detroit

We've examined 23,133,250,742 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Detroit is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$314 $318 $324 $339 $339 $319 $339

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Detroit 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 San Francisco to Detroit flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco Detroit American 9/27/16 10/4/16 1 $537
October San Francisco Detroit United 10/10/16 10/14/16 1 $314
November San Francisco Detroit Frontier 11/12/16 11/16/16 1 $319
December San Francisco Detroit American 12/7/16 12/9/16 1 $338
January San Francisco Detroit Frontier 1/9/17 1/18/17 1 $346
February San Francisco Detroit American 2/10/17 2/12/17 3 $404
March San Francisco Detroit United 3/2/17 3/5/17 2 $456
April San Francisco Detroit United 4/28/17 5/6/17 2 $447

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Detroit

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Detroit. 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
$537
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$537 $470
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$470 $398
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$398 $339
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$339 $339
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$339

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Detroit

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 San Francisco to Detroit is $359.

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

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Detroit - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 06:45 22:10

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

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 San Francisco to Detroit. 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 San Francisco to Detroit is $268.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Detroit is $359.

San Francisco to Detroit Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Detroit?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Detroit flight time is 4 hours and 38 minutes.
Question: How far is Detroit from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Detroit is 2,073 miles (3,336 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Detroit?
Answer: There are 31 direct flights from San Francisco to Detroit.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Detroit?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Detroit.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Detroit?
Answer: Chicago, IL

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Detroit Last modified: Sep 27, 2016 2:39 AMNumber of routes searched: 285Number of itineraries searched: 264,172

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Detroit? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco airlines with flights to Detroit. 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.

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

San Francisco to Detroit Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Detroit. 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 San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $267
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $117
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $187
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland American, Delta, Frontier, United $187
Flights from San Francisco to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $283
Flights from San Francisco to Flint American, Delta, United $350
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United $308
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, United, Virgin America $112
Flights from San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $211

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor Air Canada, WestJet $656
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto American, Air Canada, AeroMexico, Alaska, Copa, Delta, United, WestJet $379

Cheap Domestic Flights to Detroit - DTT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Oakland to Detroit American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit $344
Flights from Sacramento to Detroit American, Alaska, Delta $369
Flights from San Jose to Detroit American, Alaska, Delta, United $305
Flights from Fresno to Detroit American, Alaska, Delta, United $362
Flights from Reno to Detroit American, Alaska, Delta, United $363
Flights from Monterey to Detroit American, United $431
Flights from San Luis Obispo to Detroit American, United $405
Flights from Redding to Detroit Alaska, United $462
Flights from Chico to DetroitCheck Dates
Flights from Santa Rosa to Detroit Alaska, Delta Check Dates
Flights from Modesto to DetroitCheck Dates
Flights from Oakland to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit $186
Flights from Sacramento to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $264
Flights from San Jose to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $215
Flights from San Jose to New York Alaska, JetBlue, Delta $297
Flights from Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit $297
Flights from Sacramento to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, United $268
Flights from Sacramento to Cleveland American, Alaska, Delta, United $380

Cheap International Flights to Detroit - DTT

Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Detroit