DTW - SFO

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Detroit (DTW)
San Francisco
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 02m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Flight Price $224
Distance 2,074 miles
Airlines Frontier, Delta, JetBlue, United Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$401
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$373
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Detroit to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $372 or less.
The cheapest flight from Detroit to San Francisco was found 75 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 29% 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 21m, covering a distance of 2074 miles.
How many flights are there between Detroit and San Francisco?
There are 267 (nonstop) flights between Detroit and San Francisco per week, averaging 37 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 Frontier ($224), Delta ($361) and JetBlue ($362).
Do I need a passport to fly between Detroit and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Detroit and San Francisco?
Delta (10 times daily), KLM (4 times daily), Air France (4 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 Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Detroit, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
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Book cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
$224
only
$224
Destination
San Francisco
$224
only
$224
Sat, Sep 21
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
14h 00m
Tue, Oct 8
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
7h 42m
Trip: 18 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 38,358 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
MSP
CLE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was great. Plane left and arrived on time.

Cons: Window seats should load earlier so I don't have to climb over everyone.

DEN
JAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was not full ,so the flight attendants moved the passengers around to fill in spaces.

Cons: Not a deal breaker for me, but some people like to sleep on airplanes. However, my seat did not recline and I know that can be a big deal for others.

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow baggage check. Dirty seats that don’t recline. And a far too long credit card advertisement coming through speakers so loud my ears were ringing. Never using Frontier again.

DEN
STL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The check in clerk took care to reprint my boarding pass so it reflects my TSA precheck status.

Cons: The seat was stiff and uncomfortable

BWI
MCO
Good 7.5

Pros: The crew was great. In a good mood and accommodated my requests. (For complimentary water and a trading card to remember my trip)

Cons: Seat was awfully uncomfortable. I’m only a slim built 5’9” woman and my knees were indenting the next seatback. And the aisle was too busy for me but that could have been fixed with paying for a window. I do not recommend flying in these economy seats for any longer than 2.5 hours.

Tue, Jan 28
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 38m
Tue, Feb 4
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 32m
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
SLC
ORD
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No sandwiches for sale just snack boxes

FAI
SEA
Good 6.3

Cons: Middle seat, last row. In a full flight, and the passenger in fronf reclines, its difficult to watch monitor, eat, or move

ATL
SJC
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was excellent.

FSD
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Super crew. Reasonably good food. Liked how safety conscious crew was.

Cons: Nothing. Great job everyone

SRQ
ATL
Good 7.6

Pros: The flight attendants were excellent, pleasant, and professional.

Cons: The video system went down for a period of time.

Tue, Feb 4
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
11h 44m
Tue, Feb 18
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
10h 14m
Trip: 15 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 18,232 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
TPA
EWR
Okay 5.2

Cons: Being on time.

DCA
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Genial

DEN
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

PBI
JFK
Okay 4.0

Pros: Protocol for pilot use of restroom

Cons: Hard landing. Crew appeared agitated and on edge.

MCO
SJU
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew. Friendly and helpful.

Cons: Comfortable seats

Wed, Dec 25
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 21m
Sat, Jan 4
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 27m
Trip: 11 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
GUA
IAH
Okay 5.3

Cons: food

LAX
VIE
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: business class seats at the time of the sleep was very uneven and uncomfortable, foods and coffees were cold.

Cons: Everythings ........

IAD
FCO
Okay 4.0

Cons: Entertainment system did not navigate. Food was too salty. Crew was not very pleasant-annoyed when I was in the bathroom and missed service.

DEN
FRA
Good 7.3

Pros: Food was better than expected

Cons: I always wonder why they load planes front to back, seems it would be more efficient back to front

FAT
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very little. This was very smooth work.

Fri, Nov 1
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
14h 19m
Sun, Nov 3
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
15h 15m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 38,358 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
LAS
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. I had to miss this flight because I wasn't allowed to board my earlier flight.

Cons: Allow online check-in. Make the process less complicated and confusing. I had to sort through information from two airlines, kayak.com and kiwi.com. too much!

JAX
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Same quality as other airlines for a much more affordable price.

Cons: More airports with Frontier airlines. Their based out of Denver, so the choices of where you can fly, to and from, are limited.

DEN
BOS
Good 6.0

Pros: Captain was informative but not too talkative. Left on time and arrived 20 min early

Cons: It was a 6 pm take off and the only food available for purchase was a “snack pack”. A tiny piece of beef jerky with crackers, cheese, and 10 Chocolate covered blueberries for $6.00. Made the mistake of not eating before and was silly to be expecting more from a discount airline I guess.

DEN
MDT
Okay 4.0

Cons: Don’t like flight was delay Should offer tea or juice for more than 1 hour travel

MSY
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Frontier was awesome! Super nice cabin crew, great pilot, left on time and early arrival!

Wed, Dec 18
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 29m
Mon, Dec 30
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 36m
Trip: 13 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
ORH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Safe and fast journey.

Cons: Vegan options for everything.

DTW
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

BRU
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was amazing.

PHX
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Safe and fast journey.

Cons: Vegan Options for snacks

SEA
ATL
Okay 4.6

Pros: Confort for a supposed 5 hours flights was ok. Entertainment system worked good

Cons: The flight had many delays due to weather issues. We had to refuel in a different airport before arriving with 5 or 6 hours delayed. That happens but the crew was very mean and brutal to answer questions and very poor to hold the stress of the travelers.

Mon, Mar 2
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
SFO
San Francisco
5h 43m
Mon, Mar 16
SFO
San Francisco
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 32m
Trip: 14 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
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire flight was excellent, on time, great friendly crew, edible food, movies and options were great, perfect in every way. It was a little chaotic at flight loading on extra security, but I assume it could have something to do with it being on 9/11 and it was ultimately bound for NYC.

Cons: I honestly cannot think of anything.

AVL
ATL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Confort was minor but ok

Cons: The flight was not on time. The staff broke my carry-on zip for expansion and refuse to admit it was a suitcase damage which need to be repair. They said put a belt around it to use it !!!! It is a 1 year new piece of luggage from Delsey which is a very good quality brand and expensive!!!!!!

MSP
ORD
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was friendly

Cons: The boarding process was rough and haphazard

AMS
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The plane was brand new!

Cons: Every time my husband and I fly our seats get changed from our original picks. I make sure the tickets are linked and they still move us. Very irritating not sitting together especially when you take the time to ensure it doesn't happen.

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.8

Pros: The crew did their best to deal with delay.

Cons: There was an absolutely awful job done by both Delta and Kayak of informing us if additional delays, new gate assignments, when the plane would be reboarded. Also, people were quite angry that the plane had to be cleaned between the time we got off and the time we reboarded. Just get us home.

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