Cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco

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San Francisco (SFO)
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The best prices from Detroit All airports 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$ 319 - C$ 439
SFO
Temperature
11 - 17 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 112 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$ 408

From Detroit (DTT) to San Francisco

One-way from

C$ 297

One-way flight from Detroit (DTT) 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?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

August can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Detroit with a flight ticket averaging about C$ 493. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as C$ 226. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Detroit to San Francisco at least 32 days early can save you up to 55% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 32 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Detroit to San Francisco for as little as C$ 617 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as C$ 845 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Detroit to San Francisco at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 9% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco in December, January 2022

The best prices found for DTT to SFO flights for December, January
31 Jan - 10 Feb
C$ 186pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
31 Jan - 9 Feb
C$ 238pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
31 Jan - 10 Feb
C$ 244pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit All airports to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Detroit found for this year
24 Dec - 9 Jan
C$ 402pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
24 Dec - 10 Jan
C$ 427pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
18 Dec - 31 Dec
C$ 480pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Direct flights to San Francisco from Detroit

Save time with Detroit to San Francisco direct flight deals
13 Jan - 22 Jan
C$ 434pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
18 Feb - 22 Feb
C$ 459pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 May - 5 Jun
C$ 479pp
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
14 Dec - 12 Jan
C$ 549pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
15 Dec - 6 Jan
C$ 560pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
15 Dec - 5 Jan
C$ 586pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Direct
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to San Francisco from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to San Francisco
3:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
JetBlue
1 stop
11h 00m
DTW - SFO
JetBlue
C$ 297
9:15 a.m. - 1:16 p.m.
United Airlines
1 stop
7h 01m
DTW - SFO
United Airlines
C$ 406
United
1:26 a.m. - 9:18 a.m.
Alaska Airlines
2 stops
10h 52m
DTW - SFO
Alaska Airlines
C$ 448
Alaska Airlines

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 4 daily flights to San Francisco from 5 different airlines. 5h 18m 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$ 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just C$ 186, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 352.

Are there direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco under C$ 500. A good price for a direct flight from Detroit to San Francisco is less than C$ 543.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to San Francisco for under C$ 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than C$ 600.

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

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

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

5 flight departures from Detroit to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 80% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Detroit to San Francisco?

Departing from Detroit to San Francisco will take you 8h 31m. Airlines will cover a distance of 3355 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Frontier (C$ 186), JetBlue (C$ 329), and Delta (C$ 392) offers the cheapest pricing from Detroit to San Francisco. These flights start at 62% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for JetBlue. According to our data, you can fly for as low as C$ 165. Users have also found prices from C$ 229 and C$ 246 on Alaska Airlines and Delta, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Detroit to San Francisco?

Before booking your flight to San Francisco from Detroit, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air France (88%), Korean Air (87%), Delta( 86%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Detroit to San Francisco?

When booking a flight from Detroit to San Francisco, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or Frontier as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit to San Francisco?

The cheapest flight price from Detroit to San Francisco is C$ 369. On average you can expect to pay C$ 428. The most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco), can usually be booked for C$ 223.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Detroit?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

Most visitors from Detroit need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Detroit are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Do I need a test to fly back to Detroit from San Francisco?

Returning to Detroit from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Detroit.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Detroit.

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Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Detroit to San Francisco.
Average temperature for December in San Francisco
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in San Francisco
120.0 mm

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines flying from Detroit All airports 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
American Airlines
C$ 236 C$ 558 No cancel fee 71%
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Spirit Airlines
C$ 245 C$ 385 No cancel fee 65%
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Delta
C$ 391 C$ 578 No cancel fee N/A
Search Delta flights
United Airlines
C$ 504 C$ 614 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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 64% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 17% of DTT to US-SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% 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
5 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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