DTT - SFO

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Detroit to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 00m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Detroit
Flight Price $361
Distance 2,089 miles
Airlines Delta, United Airlines, Frontier

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Low Season:
April
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$419
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$358
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Detroit to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $358 or less.
The cheapest flight from Detroit to San Francisco was found 84 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Detroit to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Detroit to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 12m, covering a distance of 2089 miles.
How many flights are there between Detroit and San Francisco?
There are 341 (nonstop) flights between Detroit and San Francisco per week, averaging 48 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Detroit to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($361), United Airlines ($439) and Frontier ($577).
Do I need a passport to fly between Detroit and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Detroit and San Francisco?
Delta (12 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (8 times daily), KLM (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Detroit to San Francisco?
For Detroit to San Francisco, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Detroit, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Detroit to San Francisco?
When flying out of Detroit you will be using Detroit All airports, often referred to as Detroit Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
$361
only
$361
Destination
San Francisco
$361
only
$361
Sat, Dec 14
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 30m
Tue, Dec 17
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 33m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
CLT
CVG
Good 6.0

Pros: Flight attendant coughed in my face twice without covering her mouth while I was seated and she was passing out drinks and snacks

AGS
ATL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Boarding process was pretty easy and seamless. The pilot kept us updated on all the issues with the delayed departure (bags being loaded, weather, clearance to take off..).

Cons: The flight was delayed by over an hour due to technical and weather related issues so we missed our connecting flight to our final destination.

JFK
SAT
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were awesome and friendly, both in the air and on the ground.

Cons: Delta communicated no reasoning for delaying our flight three hours. They also did not update estimated departure times even when it was clear we would be delayed multiple times because the plane was not at the gate, the crew were not in place, and the pilot safety checks had not occurred.

RDU
JAX
Excellent 8.4

Cons: It felt like the flight attendant had a long day. Chairs weren't super comfortable.

MAD
CDG
Good 7.2

Cons: I had a tight connection, but made it to the gate in time. I walked down the jetway to what appeared to be a locked door, with no one there to guide me on how to board. It turns out there was a stairwell at the end of the jetway, which was to take me to a bus on the tarmac. This was very stressful.

Wed, Dec 25
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 21m
Mon, Dec 30
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 36m
Trip: 6 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
SAN
EWR
Good 6.6

Cons: Free food was lacking for a 5 hr flight. Pretzels and a pack of cookies.

LAS
IAH
Okay 5.6

Pros: The plane had lots of leg room.

Cons: Punctuality. The plane left the gate more than 30 minutes after scheduled departure time.

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Didn't happen

Cons: Didn't hapen

HNL
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: None

Cons: lots

RSW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was fairly fast and the the flight was on time.

Cons: I can’t complain. Flight wasn’t full so I had the row to myself. That being said, I find the seats are too close together. I am tall and never have enough leg room.

Fri, Oct 18
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
14h 00m
Sun, Oct 20
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 39m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 38,459 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
BOS
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The service was POOR! This was my firsts time booking through this Airline and NO ONE told me about checking in 2 hrs early according to the phone phone rep or 45 minutes early according to the RUDE rep in the airport either way I arrived at the airport an hour before my flight and couldn’t board!

Cons: Frontier could take some time to better inform their first time customers of airport arrival times. I lost my seat AND was forced to book ANOTHER flight for 231.00 because Frontier didn’t think of their customer FIRST! Not to mention that was the ONLY flight leaving Boston until Wednesday

IND
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: On time departure/arrival

Cons: The seats were uncomfortable. Headrest was awkward

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: A soft drink that doesn’t cost money!!

ONT
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Incredibly uncomfortable seats. Packed like sardines with no opportunities to move.

Cons: Make the seats more comfortable with more leg room

GEG
LAS
Good 6.0

Pros: More easy to board with the size bag, within their limits, that I thought it would be. Didn't know about all the price sticklers until after I bought my plane tickets, but once I knew the rules and we only packed one change of clothes into a small bag that we could carry on, everything else went smoothly.

Cons: No USB ports on the plane and no entertainment. I've never flown Frontier before so I asked the male Steward a couple of questions about the drinks (short bright from GEG to LAS) he was rude as if I should know the rules. So I simply got water which he filled one third of the way and that was it :-(

Wed, Mar 25
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 23m
Tue, Mar 31
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 46m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
MIA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew is always smiling and ready to help you and I really like that.

ATL
EWR
Good 6.0

Cons: just an old plane. still had ashtrays in it. but overall ok because arrived safely and professionalism of staff was quite commendable

BUF
JFK
Good 7.6

Pros: Yes

JFK
ORD
Good 6.0

Cons: The unfortunate delay prevented me from attending my grandmother’s wake. Fewer delays would be helpful.

ATL
FAY
Excellent 8.5

Cons: Seats are terrible - need replacing-worn out; say like Queen Latina, setting on top of one another; absolutely no leg room!

Wed, Apr 8
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 18m
Tue, Apr 14
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 35m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LGA
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Terrible flight experience from delta

MIA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew is always smiling and ready to help you and I really like that.

DTW
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: They were comprehensive and tried to move fast

Cons: Delayed flight because they didn’t had the crew ready

ATL
LGA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Plane seemed well maintained and newer. Crew seemed friendly.

MSP
BOS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew were helpful and cheerful.

Cons: Flight on time! Missed connections. In hotel overnight. Missed the event I was travelling to attend!

Wed, Apr 15
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 21m
Fri, May 1
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 44m
Trip: 17 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
MSP
BOS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew were helpful and cheerful.

Cons: Flight on time! Missed connections. In hotel overnight. Missed the event I was travelling to attend!

SLC
SJC
Good 6.0

Cons: Bag drop agent was not helpful.

ORD
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: All good.

Cons: Price

RDU
DTW
Good 6.0

Cons: Delays both in DETROIT and a huge delay in Shanghai.

MIA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew is always smiling and ready to help you and I really like that.

Sat, Mar 7
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 31m
Fri, Mar 13
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 35m
Trip: 6 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
MCO
ATL
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: I checked in last night for my flight and get to the airport early to check my bag but My seat Was given away because they said I did not check in, even though I went through security WITH MY BOARDING PASS. Then they Assign me a new seat and when I got on the flight, someone was in my seat

PNS
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: nice crew and newer plane

DTW
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Sat on tarmac for 20 mins because we were early...

DEN
LGA
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Idk terrible flight experience with delta

AGS
ATL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Boarding process was pretty easy and seamless. The pilot kept us updated on all the issues with the delayed departure (bags being loaded, weather, clearance to take off..).

Cons: The flight was delayed by over an hour due to technical and weather related issues so we missed our connecting flight to our final destination.

Fri, Apr 3
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 38m
Sat, Apr 11
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
8h 05m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
CLT
CVG
Good 6.0

Pros: Flight attendant coughed in my face twice without covering her mouth while I was seated and she was passing out drinks and snacks

SGF
ATL
Okay 5.6

Pros: Plane was held for at least 40+ min for additional passengers. I was in First Class and no drinks were offered until another passenger complained and then the flight team took a a burden to have to offer anything.

Cons: New Flight crew.

AGS
ATL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Boarding process was pretty easy and seamless. The pilot kept us updated on all the issues with the delayed departure (bags being loaded, weather, clearance to take off..).

Cons: The flight was delayed by over an hour due to technical and weather related issues so we missed our connecting flight to our final destination.

BOS
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Entertainment. Flight attendants. Food

Cons: PROBLEM WITH LOCATING BAGGAGE CAROUSEL. GIVEN WRKNG LICATION .

ATL
LGA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Plane seemed well maintained and newer. Crew seemed friendly.

Fri, Dec 27
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 33m
Fri, Jan 3
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 36m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
TPA
AMS
Good 6.6

Cons: Delta Comfort isn’t so comfortable. Seats are too skinny.

LAS
SLC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great crew, nice plane, awesomeness me entertainment

LGA
MSY
Okay 5.6

Pros: Once boarding was over, flight and crew were great.

Cons: Flight was delayed by 2 1/2 hours. Better accommodations and notice would have been appreciated.

AGS
ATL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Boarding process was pretty easy and seamless. The pilot kept us updated on all the issues with the delayed departure (bags being loaded, weather, clearance to take off..).

Cons: The flight was delayed by over an hour due to technical and weather related issues so we missed our connecting flight to our final destination.

BUF
JFK
Good 7.6

Pros: Yes

Fri, Oct 18
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 12m
Sun, Oct 20
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 27m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
DTW
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: The temp

Cons: It was too hot.

LAS
SLC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great crew, nice plane, awesomeness me entertainment

BOS
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: this is the airline

AGS
ATL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Boarding process was pretty easy and seamless. The pilot kept us updated on all the issues with the delayed departure (bags being loaded, weather, clearance to take off..).

Cons: The flight was delayed by over an hour due to technical and weather related issues so we missed our connecting flight to our final destination.

DTW
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a safe journey good rest and a very smooth operation

Cons: More vegan options

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