Cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco

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San Francisco (SFO)
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The best prices from Detroit to San Francisco are usually found in August or July, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTT) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best DTT to SFO flight in 2021: compare Detroit to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
DTT - SFO
Price
C$ 401 - C$ 552
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

C$ 401

From Detroit to San Francisco

One-way from

C$ 196

One-way flight from Detroit to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Detroit to San Francisco?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 13%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Detroit to San Francisco, book at least 59 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 27% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from C$ 684 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as C$ 813.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit to San Francisco?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to San Francisco. Flights to San Francisco from Detroit in August are about C$ 610 on average during August, but can be found for as low as C$ 513.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT - SFO)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 9% on flights from Detroit to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco in July, August 2021

The best prices found for DTT to SFO flights for July, August
11 Aug - 23 Aug
C$ 375pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
22 Aug - 27 Aug
C$ 404pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
22 Aug - 27 Aug
C$ 414pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Detroit found for this year
4 Nov - 7 Nov
C$ 313pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Nov - 8 Nov
C$ 324pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
3 Nov - 7 Nov
C$ 336pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Direct flights to San Francisco from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to San Francisco direct flight deals
4 Nov - 8 Nov
C$ 313pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10 Nov - 14 Nov
C$ 338pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
8 Nov - 12 Nov
C$ 348pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Detroit, departing today and this week
3 Aug - 10 Aug
C$ 576pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
6 Aug - 10 Aug
C$ 587pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
3 Aug - 17 Aug
C$ 626pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to San Francisco from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to San Francisco
8:05 a.m. - 5:46 p.m.
JetBlue
1 stop
12h 41m
DTW - SFO
JetBlue
C$ 197
2:35 p.m. - 4:03 a.m.
Alaska Airlines
2 stops
40h 28m
DTW - SFO
Alaska Airlines
C$ 492
4:35 a.m. - 6:36 a.m.
Delta
Direct
5h 01m
DTW - SFO
Delta
C$ 546
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to San Francisco

What airports do I use to fly from Detroit to San Francisco?

San Francisco is the airport most travellers will use when flying to San Francisco from Detroit All airports. Booking flights from All airports (DTT) to San Francisco (SFO) should be relatively easy as there are 2 daily flights to San Francisco from 5 different airlines. 8h 16m is how long a flight from Detroit to San Francisco will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Detroit to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 377 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 377. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just C$ 313, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 361.

Are there direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 377 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco under C$ 377. A good price for a direct flight from Detroit to San Francisco is less than C$ 436.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 629?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than C$ 629.

What days are direct flights available from Detroit to San Francisco?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Friday.

How many flights depart from Detroit to San Francisco on average per day?

Per day, 5 flights depart from Detroit to San Francisco on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 60% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 40% of flight departures

Is Detroit weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in July. The weather in San Francisco is generally colder than Detroit's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Detroit to San Francisco?

A quick flight from Detroit to San Francisco can take about 5h 05m. Delta provides one of the quickest options available for as low as C$ 443. Airlines will cover a distance of 3355 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Detroit to San Francisco round-trip?

Delta, at C$ 313, was found to be the cheapest airline from Detroit to San Francisco.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Frontier and JetBlue. Delta is 35% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Detroit to San Francisco one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Alaska Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at C$ 168. Delta flights start at C$ 175 while deals on JetBlue start at C$ 196 one-way.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to San Francisco.
Flight duration
5h 01m
Average temperature for July in San Francisco
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in San Francisco
1.0 mm

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines flying from Detroit to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Detroit to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
C$ 191 C$ 301 No cancel fee 65%
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American Airlines
C$ 184 C$ 436 No cancel fee 71%
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Delta
C$ 305 C$ 452 No cancel fee N/A
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United Airlines
C$ 394 C$ 480 No cancel fee 69%
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Hourly flight availability from Detroit to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Detroit towards San Francisco.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 60% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 39% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Detroit to San Francisco.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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