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Average Price:
$522
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$386
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 34m, covering a distance of 2074 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County?
There are 333 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County per week, averaging 49 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($242), Multiple Airlines ($263) and American Airlines ($285).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County?
Delta (12 times daily), Jet Airways (8 times daily), KLM (6 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County?
For San Francisco to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$242
only
$242
Destination
Detroit
$242
only
$242
Tue, Apr 10
SFO
DTW
17h 21m
Mon, Apr 16
DTW
SFO
11h 04m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
BUF
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The service was Ok, but our flight was 4 hours delayed and it wasn't mechanical or weather related delay, the airline made a scheduling error, we almost missed our car rental and we didn't get to our destination til really late at night when it should been there in the daytime. Overall, won't fly with them again

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.6

They left me alone.

Fold down tables are tiny

Tue, Mar 6
SFO
DTW
8h 10m
Wed, Mar 7
DTW
SFO
11h 56m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 18
SFO
DTW
7h 48m
Sun, Apr 22
DTW
SFO
7h 26m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LHR
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Great flat beds, entertainment, noise cancelling headphones. Awesome 3 course meal.

Could have made the bar area more exciting ... as Virgin Atlantic bars do.

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

Wed, May 9
SFO
DTW
14h 12m
Sun, May 13
DTW
SFO
28h 59m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

LAX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Stewards were friendly and accommodating! Hope to encounter some again!

N/A

STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

Fri, Jun 8
SFO
DTW
4h 34m
Sun, Jun 10
DTW
SFO
5h 03m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Too crowded and seat mate stunk like pot , flight was good because we were 20 minutes late and flight crew very nice

SFO
DTW
Good 6.0

Flight schedule and the various flight options with regardss to the number of departure and return flights.

Delta flight crew complacency and the lack of on board options. I flew first class and the food options were very limited. The crew also seem to have the attitude as though the passengers should be automatically understanding and satisfied. This was mostly on the return flight, an all male crew.

SFO
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Seats are to small

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 9.3

I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary.

Tue, May 1
SFO
DTW
17h 13m
Sat, May 5
DTW
SFO
10h 56m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TPA
LAS
Okay 4.3

Very reasonable price.

You literally have to pay for even the basic things, including for seats to recline. Cushion on seats thin and seats don't recline. 5hrs flight and No entertainment, no tv, no radio, no complimentary food...they offered a cup of water.

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
DTW
8h 06m
Sun, Mar 18
DTW
SFO
7h 06m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

JFK
EZE
Excellent 9.0

Beautiful design n great storage

Hard to get out of seat unless in fully upright biz class position

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
DTW
8h 10m
Fri, Feb 23
DTW
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 11
SFO
DTW
7h 02m
Wed, Jun 20
DTW
SFO
8h 07m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

JFK
EZE
Excellent 9.0

Beautiful design n great storage

Hard to get out of seat unless in fully upright biz class position

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

DCA
CLT
Excellent 8.6

My wife is hypoglycemic and requires food. The flight was so early that none of the terminal restaraunts were open, nor did the plain have food for any passengers accept first class. I've purchased a box on other flights, but this one did not provide an option for a box lunch or breakfast.

Thu, May 3
SFO
DTW
7h 37m
Tue, May 8
DTW
SFO
19h 00m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 4
SFO
DTW
17h 13m
Mon, Jun 11
DTW
SFO
18h 19m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33843 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TPA
LAS
Okay 4.3

Very reasonable price.

You literally have to pay for even the basic things, including for seats to recline. Cushion on seats thin and seats don't recline. 5hrs flight and No entertainment, no tv, no radio, no complimentary food...they offered a cup of water.

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

ORD
RSW
Good 6.0

Crew was super nice

Delayed 3 hours, boarded and was told would be another 30minutes because of mechanical issues.

ISP
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from Islip to MIA. Looked at another review about water on flights and I was told by the crew that water is FREE!

Seats are small but newly redesigned.

Mon, Jul 30
SFO
DTW
20h 20m
Mon, Aug 6
DTW
SFO
27h 50m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
SLC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

STL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

On time

Late at night

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

HNL
SEA
Good 7.5

Love the fact Alaskan has a few more inches of leg room. The plane was actually at a good temperature rather than the normal freezing!

Boarding and disembarking is SO slow at pretty much all airlines. It would be great if SOMEONE would come up with a better plan.

Sat, Aug 11
SFO
DTW
4h 39m
Thu, Aug 16
DTW
SFO
5h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Know that if you buy an E ticket they won't assign you seats until you arrive at the departure gate.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

The crew were super helpful with my toddler and 5year old as I was traveling by myself. Everyone was very friendly and allowed me to board early as well as helped me when my toddler was crying to distract her. Service was fantastic! The plane was new and I really appreciated having entertainment I didn't have to pay extra for.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 8.6

On time. Arrived 30 mins early. New plane.

Middle seat. Very crowded, could hardly work on my laptop. Food was not great. Had a turkey roll. Opt to pay for the $10 sandwich at the airport.

Thu, Aug 23
SFO
DTW
4h 35m
Mon, Aug 27
DTW
SFO
5h 06m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
DTW
Okay 4.0

Arrived.

Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!

CZM
ATL
Excellent 10.0

easy but long day coming home

however on the initial trip to cozumel we where rerouted from kc to huntvilles therefore missing our connecting flight to cozumel so the airline was accomodating and reseated us on a flight to cancun instead and I was thankful but i know that that flight was cheaper when i booked this but i didnt want to make the treak to cancun and bus and then ferry to cozumel but ended up doing that anyway is there any way at all to be compensated for the diffrence I am not upset at all but that made for a really long day getting there Just putting it out there

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

SFO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Know that if you buy an E ticket they won't assign you seats until you arrive at the departure gate.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

The crew were super helpful with my toddler and 5year old as I was traveling by myself. Everyone was very friendly and allowed me to board early as well as helped me when my toddler was crying to distract her. Service was fantastic! The plane was new and I really appreciated having entertainment I didn't have to pay extra for.

Fri, Aug 31
SFO
DTW
4h 43m
Mon, Sep 3
DTW
SFO
5h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
DTW
Excellent 8.6

On time. Arrived 30 mins early. New plane.

Middle seat. Very crowded, could hardly work on my laptop. Food was not great. Had a turkey roll. Opt to pay for the $10 sandwich at the airport.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Too crowded and seat mate stunk like pot , flight was good because we were 20 minutes late and flight crew very nice

SFO
DTW
Good 6.0

Flight schedule and the various flight options with regardss to the number of departure and return flights.

Delta flight crew complacency and the lack of on board options. I flew first class and the food options were very limited. The crew also seem to have the attitude as though the passengers should be automatically understanding and satisfied. This was mostly on the return flight, an all male crew.

SFO
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Seats are to small

SFO
DTW
Good 6.0

Again a HUGE delay in my flight that would have caused me to miss my connection. This is the 3rd straight Delta trip in 3 months where this has happened and you can't speak with a person on the phone without waiting 2 hours. POOR customer service.

Wed, Feb 28
SFO
DTW
8h 36m
Sun, Mar 4
DTW
SFO
8h 34m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LHR
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Great flat beds, entertainment, noise cancelling headphones. Awesome 3 course meal.

Could have made the bar area more exciting ... as Virgin Atlantic bars do.

DCA
CLT
Excellent 8.6

My wife is hypoglycemic and requires food. The flight was so early that none of the terminal restaraunts were open, nor did the plain have food for any passengers accept first class. I've purchased a box on other flights, but this one did not provide an option for a box lunch or breakfast.

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

Sat, Feb 24
SFO
DTW
4h 42m
Sun, Mar 4
DTW
SFO
5h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

The crew were super helpful with my toddler and 5year old as I was traveling by myself. Everyone was very friendly and allowed me to board early as well as helped me when my toddler was crying to distract her. Service was fantastic! The plane was new and I really appreciated having entertainment I didn't have to pay extra for.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 9.3

I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary.

SFO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Know that if you buy an E ticket they won't assign you seats until you arrive at the departure gate.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

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San Francisco to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 55m
Flights Arrive in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $242
Distance 2074 miles
Airlines Frontier, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta
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