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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:
$640
(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.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*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 10m, covering a distance of 1586 miles.
How many flights are there between Minneapolis St Paul and San Francisco?
There are 331 (nonstop) flights between Minneapolis St Paul and San Francisco per week, averaging 50 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 ($152), Multiple Airlines ($180) and Alaska Airlines ($180).
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 (11 times daily), Sun Country Air (7 times daily), United (6 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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Minneapolis St Paul, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Minneapolis
$152
only
$152
Destination
San Francisco
$152
only
$152
Thu, Nov 30
MSP
SFO
14h 15m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
MSP
6h 07m
Trip: 14 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from start to finish. Had boarding passes, so easy, Quick luggage checkin, easy boarding, and easy, Quick luggage retrieval at end of flight.

MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.6

The crew was most friendly and accommodating. Pilots very informative made a could be turbulent flight very smooth.

Seats are very uncomfortable had a bar straight across bottom of my back. Lack of food and beverages. The plane should always be stocked.

DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

Thu, Nov 30
MSP
SFO
14h 15m
Tue, Dec 5
SFO
MSP
3h 44m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 1
MSP
SFO
4h 12m
Sun, Dec 3
SFO
MSP
3h 46m
Trip: 3 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
BUR
SEA
Excellent 8.8

Managed to board quickly and leave early!

Upgraded to an exit seat. Got the leg room, didn't get the shoulder room. Ended up flying the whole time with my shoulders pulled inward and left aching. I'll be avoiding 737's when I can moving forward.

STL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The weather was exceptionally bad with very low visibility and lots of turbulence. I don’t know where they found this magical pilot - he managed to navigate the turbulence and land on a dime beautifully. Well done Alaska Airlines. And give that pilot a raise!!!

SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Plane was delayed. Plane was very hot. Wasn't able to get water for over an hour. Seat was broken and didn't recline.

ANC
PDX
Excellent 10.0

On time no problems. Staff very professional

Rotten grapes in my cheese platter.

DEN
SEA
Good 7.6

On time

Sat, Dec 2
MSP
SFO
7h 19m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
MSP
6h 07m
Trip: 12 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

CVG
MCO
Okay 4.0

It got me where I needed to go, albeit with a little effort and stress. Crew was pleasant. Thank you.

6 people overbooked, who might not have gotten seats. I was one of them. I recognize there was nothing I could have done either way but it was unpleasant to hear I might not get a seat on a flight I bought a ticket to a month ago, regardless of the price. And the return flight was dismal. Had to wait an extra 3 hours for maintanence on the plane (fine, would rather it get fixed than have an issue in the air) but we were told there would be vouchers worth some amount sent to our email after we landed back in cincinnati. It's been 3 days and I have received no such vouchers. It also turns out I payed $45 for a personal bag that was I guess covered under a personal bag? I recognize this as being partly my fault, but when I went to get my ticket "personal bag" wasn't an option, so I didn't think I had one, or my single backpack actually was $45 to take with me. Was not a terrible experience. Just not a good one.

MIA
PVD
Mediocre 2.0

Complete disaster

Never again

MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

PSP
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

My flight crew. Received call concerning my bag in Atlanta, although I was still in Denver.

Long line to check in, anxiety about missing flight Had to pay for my carry on Missed my connecting flight, announcements were not clear Was told I to pay a rebooking fee for a flight two days later Frontier does not offer stand by Spent $285 with another airline to get to Atlanta on time

Sun, Dec 3
MSP
SFO
14h 15m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
MSP
6h 07m
Trip: 11 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

CVG
MCO
Okay 4.0

It got me where I needed to go, albeit with a little effort and stress. Crew was pleasant. Thank you.

6 people overbooked, who might not have gotten seats. I was one of them. I recognize there was nothing I could have done either way but it was unpleasant to hear I might not get a seat on a flight I bought a ticket to a month ago, regardless of the price. And the return flight was dismal. Had to wait an extra 3 hours for maintanence on the plane (fine, would rather it get fixed than have an issue in the air) but we were told there would be vouchers worth some amount sent to our email after we landed back in cincinnati. It's been 3 days and I have received no such vouchers. It also turns out I payed $45 for a personal bag that was I guess covered under a personal bag? I recognize this as being partly my fault, but when I went to get my ticket "personal bag" wasn't an option, so I didn't think I had one, or my single backpack actually was $45 to take with me. Was not a terrible experience. Just not a good one.

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

MIA
PVD
Mediocre 2.0

Complete disaster

Never again

Sun, Dec 3
MSP
SFO
20h 05m
Sun, Dec 10
SFO
MSP
3h 58m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
MSP
SFO
9h 45m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
MSP
11h 29m
Trip: 9 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

MIA
PVD
Mediocre 2.0

Complete disaster

Never again

PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

Mon, Dec 4
MSP
SFO
4h 28m
Sun, Dec 10
SFO
MSP
21h 04m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
MSP
SFO
20h 05m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MSP
21h 41m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

MCO
ATL
Okay 5.3

The poor way they handle things when the system goes down

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

Tue, Dec 5
MSP
SFO
14h 15m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MSP
4h 04m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Dec 7
MSP
SFO
14h 15m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MSP
15h 42m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from start to finish. Had boarding passes, so easy, Quick luggage checkin, easy boarding, and easy, Quick luggage retrieval at end of flight.

AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

PHL
PBI
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and we left on time with no delays or issues. The flight crew were very nice and there was also enough overhead space for everyone’s bags.

The lines are excessively long to check a bag, there was only 1 of 4 check in kiosks working, which created it’s own line. Also the carry on bag fee at the airport was incredibly steep.

Thu, Dec 7
MSP
SFO
14h 15m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MSP
3h 44m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
MSP
SFO
7h 19m
Fri, Jan 12
SFO
MSP
20h 21m
Trip: 35 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

CVG
MCO
Okay 4.0

It got me where I needed to go, albeit with a little effort and stress. Crew was pleasant. Thank you.

6 people overbooked, who might not have gotten seats. I was one of them. I recognize there was nothing I could have done either way but it was unpleasant to hear I might not get a seat on a flight I bought a ticket to a month ago, regardless of the price. And the return flight was dismal. Had to wait an extra 3 hours for maintanence on the plane (fine, would rather it get fixed than have an issue in the air) but we were told there would be vouchers worth some amount sent to our email after we landed back in cincinnati. It's been 3 days and I have received no such vouchers. It also turns out I payed $45 for a personal bag that was I guess covered under a personal bag? I recognize this as being partly my fault, but when I went to get my ticket "personal bag" wasn't an option, so I didn't think I had one, or my single backpack actually was $45 to take with me. Was not a terrible experience. Just not a good one.

MIA
PVD
Mediocre 2.0

Complete disaster

Never again

PSP
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

My flight crew. Received call concerning my bag in Atlanta, although I was still in Denver.

Long line to check in, anxiety about missing flight Had to pay for my carry on Missed my connecting flight, announcements were not clear Was told I to pay a rebooking fee for a flight two days later Frontier does not offer stand by Spent $285 with another airline to get to Atlanta on time

Fri, Dec 8
MSP
SFO
4h 10m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MSP
21h 41m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 16
MSP
SFO
24h 12m
Tue, Jan 16
SFO
MSP
14h 23m
Trip: 32 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from start to finish. Had boarding passes, so easy, Quick luggage checkin, easy boarding, and easy, Quick luggage retrieval at end of flight.

MCO
ATL
Okay 5.3

The poor way they handle things when the system goes down

MIA
PVD
Mediocre 2.0

Complete disaster

Never again

PSP
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

My flight crew. Received call concerning my bag in Atlanta, although I was still in Denver.

Long line to check in, anxiety about missing flight Had to pay for my carry on Missed my connecting flight, announcements were not clear Was told I to pay a rebooking fee for a flight two days later Frontier does not offer stand by Spent $285 with another airline to get to Atlanta on time

Fri, Dec 15
MSP
SFO
4h 12m
Mon, Jan 15
SFO
MSP
20h 21m
Trip: 32 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 19
MSP
SFO
20h 24m
Mon, Jan 8
SFO
MSP
10h 04m
Trip: 21 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
CVG
MCO
Okay 4.0

It got me where I needed to go, albeit with a little effort and stress. Crew was pleasant. Thank you.

6 people overbooked, who might not have gotten seats. I was one of them. I recognize there was nothing I could have done either way but it was unpleasant to hear I might not get a seat on a flight I bought a ticket to a month ago, regardless of the price. And the return flight was dismal. Had to wait an extra 3 hours for maintanence on the plane (fine, would rather it get fixed than have an issue in the air) but we were told there would be vouchers worth some amount sent to our email after we landed back in cincinnati. It's been 3 days and I have received no such vouchers. It also turns out I payed $45 for a personal bag that was I guess covered under a personal bag? I recognize this as being partly my fault, but when I went to get my ticket "personal bag" wasn't an option, so I didn't think I had one, or my single backpack actually was $45 to take with me. Was not a terrible experience. Just not a good one.

DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.6

The crew was most friendly and accommodating. Pilots very informative made a could be turbulent flight very smooth.

Seats are very uncomfortable had a bar straight across bottom of my back. Lack of food and beverages. The plane should always be stocked.

DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

AUS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like

Wed, Dec 20
MSP
SFO
4h 10m
Sun, Jan 7
SFO
MSP
20h 19m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 8
MSP
SFO
7h 47m
Fri, Jan 12
SFO
MSP
9h 25m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

DEN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

I did not make the flight due to unclear announcements.

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from start to finish. Had boarding passes, so easy, Quick luggage checkin, easy boarding, and easy, Quick luggage retrieval at end of flight.

Tue, Jan 9
MSP
SFO
7h 47m
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
MSP
3h 37m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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