Find Cheap Flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco (MSP - SFO)

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to San Francisco

Thu 2/22
Thu 3/1
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |

Good to Know

Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$552
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$477
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco

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 $477 or less.
The cheapest flight from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco was found 52 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 4% 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 Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 02m, covering a distance of 1586 miles.
How many flights are there between Minneapolis St Paul and San Francisco?
There are 323 (nonstop) flights between Minneapolis St Paul and San Francisco per week, averaging 49 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($158), Delta ($191) and Multiple Airlines ($197).
Do I need a passport to fly between Minneapolis St Paul and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Minneapolis St Paul and San Francisco?
Delta (13 times daily), KLM (5 times daily), United (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco?
For Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Minneapolis St Paul, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Minneapolis
$158
only
$158
Destination
San Francisco
$158
only
$158
Mon, Mar 5
MSP
SFO
7h 45m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
MSP
10h 11m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

MCO
SJU
Good 7.0

Low prices, departures and arrivals with very specific schedules On Time.

There's no food or drinking options, if you have any carry-on you'll have to pay $45.

LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

Tue, Mar 13
MSP
SFO
4h 04m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
MSP
3h 36m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines.

Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!

MSP
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr

MSP
SFO
Okay 5.3

See above

MSP
SFO
Okay 4.3

Entertainment system

Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by

Wed, Feb 28
MSP
SFO
4h 17m
Thu, Mar 8
SFO
MSP
3h 46m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 13
MSP
SFO
4h 05m
Mon, Apr 16
SFO
MSP
3h 33m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 393 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
SFO
Good 6.6

Delay of security check huge mistake

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The plane was not full so seating was comfortable.

Check in line was really long. But luckily the terminal was small so I still made it to my flight on time.

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Same issues in JFK and sfo

Same issues

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Was like being on a high school bus ride.The one stourist was just plain rude.

MSP
SFO
Good 7.3

Comfortable seats. Very good basic service.

Jimmy John’s sandwich

Mon, Apr 2
MSP
SFO
6h 36m
Mon, Apr 9
SFO
MSP
9h 59m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
RSW
PHL
Okay 5.3

Cramped seating.

PHX
DEN
Okay 4.0

Crew was friendly

Late departure

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

Thu, Apr 12
MSP
SFO
12h 07m
Fri, Apr 13
SFO
MSP
6h 01m
Trip: 2 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

RSW
PHL
Okay 5.3

Cramped seating.

LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

Tue, Feb 27
MSP
SFO
4h 17m
Sun, Mar 4
SFO
MSP
3h 36m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Okay 4.3

Entertainment system

Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Good 7.3

Some entertaining choices but not all clear which ones were in my flight

The food I wanted had sold out by the time I ordered it

MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines.

Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!

MSP
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr

Tue, Mar 6
MSP
SFO
4h 26m
Fri, Mar 9
SFO
MSP
3h 30m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 2
MSP
SFO
6h 36m
Tue, Apr 10
SFO
MSP
3h 33m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
MSP
SFO
12h 06m
Thu, May 3
SFO
MSP
6h 02m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

MCO
SJU
Good 7.0

Low prices, departures and arrivals with very specific schedules On Time.

There's no food or drinking options, if you have any carry-on you'll have to pay $45.

MIA
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Funny flight crew who were very attentive and we made it back nearly 30 min early!

Nothing

Mon, Apr 2
MSP
SFO
4h 23m
Tue, Apr 10
SFO
MSP
3h 35m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines.

Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Flight attendants

Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed.

We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open.

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!

Sat, May 26
MSP
SFO
4h 12m
Sat, Jun 2
SFO
MSP
3h 40m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines.

Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!

MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed.

We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open.

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by

Thu, May 31
MSP
SFO
4h 02m
Sun, Jun 3
SFO
MSP
3h 29m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 393 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Same issues in JFK and sfo

Same issues

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The plane was not full so seating was comfortable.

Check in line was really long. But luckily the terminal was small so I still made it to my flight on time.

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

No communication

Our flight was moved to three different gates and delayed, incrementally, by over 4 hours, without even an overhead announcement/update. I realize that while frustrating, delays are inevitable, but communication can go along way! Return flight was only delayed about 1.5 hrs.

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Was like being on a high school bus ride.The one stourist was just plain rude.

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Even though the plane was full, we left on time. The direct flight is so helpful since I'm an older person.

I checked my bag for $25. Then they asked for volunteers to check their bags for free.

Fri, Jun 1
MSP
SFO
4h 12m
Sun, Jun 3
SFO
MSP
3h 37m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines.

Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!

MSP
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Okay 5.3

See above

MSP
SFO
Okay 4.3

Entertainment system

Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor

Wed, Jun 6
MSP
SFO
4h 12m
Wed, Jun 13
SFO
MSP
3h 36m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed.

We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open.

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

It got me to SFO earlyish

Was told to go away and wait for name to appear on screen for seat assignment. Was seated apart from travel companion. Got to sit next to folks with questionable hygiene, seat broken. Seatbelt broken. Stuck in back of plane window seat and was supposed to be “happy”. I was brilliantly ignored by crew. Seat back entertainment broken snd flight crew never answered the call button. Got to watch bag handlers throw and drop luggage like true gorillas. Delta, this time you truely are the worst. Wont book you again.

MSP
SFO
Okay 4.3

Entertainment system

Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Flight attendants

Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!

Thu, Jun 28
MSP
SFO
4h 09m
Wed, Jul 4
SFO
MSP
3h 36m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Good 7.3

Some entertaining choices but not all clear which ones were in my flight

The food I wanted had sold out by the time I ordered it

MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was polite

Rocky takeoff

MSP
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!

Sun, Jul 1
MSP
SFO
4h 20m
Fri, Jul 6
SFO
MSP
3h 36m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by

MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed.

We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open.

MSP
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr

MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was polite

Rocky takeoff

Mon, Jul 2
MSP
SFO
4h 20m
Sun, Jul 8
SFO
MSP
3h 37m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr

MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was polite

Rocky takeoff

MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed.

We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open.

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Flight attendants

Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful

Mon, Jul 16
MSP
SFO
4h 09m
Sun, Jul 22
SFO
MSP
3h 36m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Good 7.3

Some entertaining choices but not all clear which ones were in my flight

The food I wanted had sold out by the time I ordered it

MSP
SFO
Okay 5.3

See above

MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines.

Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

It got me to SFO earlyish

Was told to go away and wait for name to appear on screen for seat assignment. Was seated apart from travel companion. Got to sit next to folks with questionable hygiene, seat broken. Seatbelt broken. Stuck in back of plane window seat and was supposed to be “happy”. I was brilliantly ignored by crew. Seat back entertainment broken snd flight crew never answered the call button. Got to watch bag handlers throw and drop luggage like true gorillas. Delta, this time you truely are the worst. Wont book you again.

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by

Tue, Jul 24
MSP
SFO
4h 09m
Tue, Jul 31
SFO
MSP
3h 37m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was polite

Rocky takeoff

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!

MSP
SFO
Okay 5.3

See above

MSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed.

We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open.

Show more results

Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 3h 54m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Minneapolis St Paul
Flight Price $158
Distance 1586 miles
Airlines Frontier, Delta, Sun Country Air
*
Prices are per person and are for e–tickets and include all taxes & fees in USD.

We attempt to get accurate prices, however, prices are not guaranteed.

Here's why:

We’re not the seller.
At KAYAK we don’t set the prices, so it’s not possible for us to guarantee what other companies are selling.

We compile tonnes of data for you
Our service lets you quickly and easily compare results from hundreds of travel sites at once. In this sense, KAYAK is a search engine and we can't guarantee prices we find.

Why aren’t prices accurate 100% of the time?
Prices on airline seats, hotel rooms and car rentals can change frequently. Several people may also be trying to buy the same travel option simultaneously. As a result, you may find, on occasion, that certain prices are no longer available.

If you have more questions or if you have a bad price to report to us,
please send us an and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

^
The fares displayed include all taxes and fees for economy class travel and were found by the provider in the last 72 hours. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and days. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Some carriers charge additional fees for extra checked bags. Please check the carriers' sites.