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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1206
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$773
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Detroit Metro to San Francisco

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $773 or less.
The cheapest flight from Detroit Metro to San Francisco was found 31 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 25% more expensive 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 Metro to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Detroit Metro to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 8h 14m, covering a distance of 2074 miles.
How many flights are there between Detroit Metro and San Francisco?
There are 304 (nonstop) flights between Detroit Metro and San Francisco per week, averaging 40 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Detroit Metro to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($162) and Multiple Airlines ($190)
Do I need a passport to fly between Detroit Metro and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Detroit Metro and San Francisco?
Delta (10 times daily), KLM (6 times daily), Jet Airways (6 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Detroit Metro to San Francisco?
For Detroit Metro to San Francisco, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Detroit Metro, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Detroit Metro to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
$162
only
$162
Destination
San Francisco
$162
only
$162
Sun, Dec 3
DTW
SFO
15h 10m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 9 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

Thu, Nov 30
DTW
SFO
9h 17m
Sat, Dec 2
SFO
DTW
10h 15m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 4
DTW
SFO
21h 00m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
11h 16m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

Tue, Dec 5
DTW
SFO
15h 10m
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
DTW
19h 49m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

Sun, Dec 3
DTW
SFO
15h 10m
Mon, Dec 4
SFO
DTW
20h 20m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
DTW
SFO
8h 14m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
11h 16m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

Fri, Dec 8
DTW
SFO
9h 17m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
DTW
SFO
8h 14m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

Thu, Dec 14
DTW
SFO
15h 05m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
DTW
20h 20m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
DTW
SFO
8h 14m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

Mon, Dec 11
DTW
SFO
9h 22m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
DTW
SFO
8h 14m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
11h 16m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

Sat, Dec 9
DTW
SFO
8h 14m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
11h 16m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PBI
ISP
Mediocre 2.0

Was unable to make it

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

Wed, Dec 13
DTW
SFO
8h 24m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
DTW
20h 20m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Dec 10
DTW
SFO
21h 06m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

MCO
DEN
Okay 4.6

The seats were clean; the cabin looked very nice. The plane got me from point A to B safely. smoothest Lansing ever!

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours. No communication from the cockpit, 2 out of the 4 flight attendants we really crabby. Undersea storage was unusually small. I’m 5’8” and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me and the seats are hard. My legs were numb for part of the trip.

LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

Sun, Dec 10
DTW
SFO
15h 05m
Fri, Dec 15
SFO
DTW
10h 45m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 11
DTW
SFO
21h 06m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
DTW
20h 51m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LGA
MIA
Mediocre 3.6

Flight Very late , when departure already at night Uncomfortable seats $45 for a bag and I have drop it off myself after pay

PVD
TPA
Excellent 9.3

Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff

Getting off the plane took forever on both legs.

DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

MIA
ISP
Excellent 8.5

The terminal was empty. Plenty of seats. Boarding doesn't take long. Arrival at ISP is nice because it is small and empty.

PHL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Same as all the other airlines in my opinion. Just way more afreoadable.

Tue, Feb 6
DTW
SFO
19h 07m
Fri, Feb 9
SFO
DTW
20h 42m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 2
DTW
SFO
28h 55m
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
DTW
19h 49m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32923 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

MIA
CVG
Good 6.0

More snack/food options

FSD
DEN
Okay 4.6

The scheduled plane had a mechanical problem so we deplaned for alternative plan. It took six long hours to get another plane in. Meantime passengers stood in line for hours to make other arrangements. It would have been appropriate for the airline to call in extra staff to help stranded passengers. We missed the scheduled connecting flight and a tour. We got in at 1:00 am, 12 hours later than planned. We had meetings next day and were very tired because we got in so late

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.6

Flight was on time. The flight was fast and the crew was helpful and courteous

It was cramped. Couldn't recline back. Was only offered water

DEN
SLC
Okay 5.6

Food, entertainment NA, didn’t use. Rest of flight uneventful, happy to say. Because this was so late due to previous leg of journey delayed, our planned transportation to hotel wa not available.

Fri, Dec 15
DTW
SFO
8h 24m
Fri, Jan 5
SFO
DTW
9h 30m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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