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Detroit to San Francisco Last modified: Dec 8, 2019 2:53 -05:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. Major Airlines & American frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Major Airlines
DTTSFO
Wed 2/5
nonstop
SFODTT
Tue 2/25
nonstop
$199
American
DTTSFO
Tue 1/14
1 stop
SFODTT
Tue 1/21
1 stop
$216
United
DTTSFO
Tue 2/25
1 stop
SFODTT
Wed 3/4
1 stop
$216
Frontier
DTTSFO
Mon 1/6
1 stop
SFODTT
Sat 1/11
1 stop
$284
Alaska
DTTSFO
Wed 1/8
1 stop
SFODTT
Sat 1/11
1 stop
$313

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 $242.

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 think 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 $599 $411
7-14 days $400 $279
14-21 days $384 $358
21-30 days $361 $274
30-60 days $199 $216
60-90 days $259 $216
90+ days $314 $214

Cheapest Day To Fly from Detroit to San Francisco

We've examined 57,595,778,181 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
$246$216$216$245$245$246$274

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
December Detroit San Francisco American 12/18/19 12/28/19 2 $314
January Detroit San Francisco American 1/14/20 1/21/20 1 $216
February Detroit San Francisco American 2/4/20 2/11/20 1 $216
March Detroit San Francisco American 3/3/20 3/10/20 1 $266
April Detroit San Francisco Frontier 4/14/20 4/21/20 1 $214
May Detroit San Francisco American 5/6/20 5/13/20 1 $274
June Detroit San Francisco American 6/16/20 6/23/20 1 $275
July Detroit San Francisco American 7/3/20 7/7/20 1 $274

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$439
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$439 $440
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$440 $539
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$539 $283
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$283 $246
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$246

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 $259.

The average price for direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $342.

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
Major Airlines 4 3 4 4 4 2 4 03:20 15:19
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 01:05 02:10

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 $140.

The average price for round trip flights from Detroit to San Francisco is $259.

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 30 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 32 direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Detroit airlines for direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco?
Answer: Major Airlines provides 78% 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: Dec 8, 2019 2:53 -05:00Number of routes searched: 293Number of itineraries searched: 1,061,551

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
Major Airlines -
United -
American DFW
American PHX
American CLT
American MIA
American ORD
Air Canada YYZ
Alaska SEA
JetBlue BOS
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines CVG
Major Airlines JFK
Frontier DEN
Frontier LAS
United DEN
United EWR
United IAD
United IAH

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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