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San Francisco to Minneapolis Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 3h 54m
Flights Arrive in Minneapolis St Paul
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $224
Distance 1,586 miles
Airlines Frontier, Sun Country Air, Delta

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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$339
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$279
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Minneapolis

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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $278 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 1% 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 San Francisco to Minneapolis Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 29m, covering a distance of 1586 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Minneapolis?
There are 208 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Minneapolis per week, averaging 31 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Minneapolis?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($224), Frontier ($234) and Sun Country Air ($239).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Minneapolis?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Minneapolis?
Delta (6 times daily), United Airlines (5 times daily), Air New Zealand (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Minneapolis?
For San Francisco to Minneapolis, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Minneapolis back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Minneapolis?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Minneapolis St Paul, also known as Minneapolis Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$224
only
$224
Destination
Minneapolis
$224
only
$224
Sat, Feb 2
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
7h 57m
Wed, Feb 6
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
6h 26m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 30
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
8h 46m
Mon, Feb 4
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 31m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,837 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHL
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Took off two hours late!!!

SNA
SAT
Good 7.6

Pros: Price

Cons: Flight was delayed 1.5 hours

MKE
MCO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Crew was great. Interacted with the passengers very well.

Cons: My seat was not good. I sat in the last row without a window. The crew made it easier to handle though.

SMF
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I mistakenly thought flight was am instead of pm. To cancel half my flight was costly so I just did not make flight but purchased another flight from another airlines. While I cannot blame anyone but myself, I did not find Frontier customer service understanding or accomodating- not good p.r.

MIA
LGA
Okay 5.3

Cons: Seats to close together. I'm 6'4 so it was very uncomfortable. But great and safe flight overall is a A+

Thu, Apr 11
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 29m
Sat, Apr 13
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 09m
Trip: 3 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 436 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
SFO
MSP
Okay 4.3

Pros: I got stuck with a non reclining seat on a red eye flight

SFO
MSP
Okay 5.3

Pros: Very professional, genial, and efficient gate agents and flight crew.

Cons: Stripped down no frills, uncomfortable plane and services.

SFO
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: The plane is a decent size, first plane had decent sized seats and headrests that were adjustable, second plane had smaller seats and no headrest, crew was friendly and like that it was a direct flight. Over all a decent flight.

Cons: My duffle bag was damaged, when I arrived to Minneapolis one of the handles had been ripped off

SFO
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly.

SFO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Pros: Thankful that we got there safely; certainly a competent pilot. Thank you!

Cons: Crew members were nowhere to be found; couldn't even flag one down to get a cup of water. The sweet lady in front of me,, thought English was her second language, had a crew member raise his voice to her to tell her to sit down, this after 30 + minutes of her looking to and for to get someone to just get her a cup of water so she could take her medicine. I suppose she should've pushed the attendant button but with English was her second language she must not have known this procedure? I asked for a soda and once he brought me the disgustingly warm soda with cup of ice I had to hold it on my lap the whole time because my tray table was broken. Def could tell that my once-favorite airline has switched ownership. I know changes have to be made in this day and age but it was really gone downhill. I gave you a 5-star Yelp and 5 Star Trip Advisor last year and have talked you up to so many people; sure wish I could do that again. :(

Thu, Mar 28
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 41m
Mon, Apr 1
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 09m
Trip: 5 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
MSP
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Flight was on time and left and arrived on time.

Cons: Should offer headphones for free.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The new Delta planes have great leg room for tall people even in coach.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The attendents only served one round of beverages in Comfort Plus.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: it was great experience

SFO
MSP
Good 7.6

Pros: Very smooth

Tue, May 7
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
6h 15m
Tue, May 14
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
12h 57m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,837 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MKE
MCO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Crew was great. Interacted with the passengers very well.

Cons: My seat was not good. I sat in the last row without a window. The crew made it easier to handle though.

ISP
FLL
Okay 4.0

Cons: 3 hours delayed. I was late for a important interview. I lost money because of it

SMF
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I mistakenly thought flight was am instead of pm. To cancel half my flight was costly so I just did not make flight but purchased another flight from another airlines. While I cannot blame anyone but myself, I did not find Frontier customer service understanding or accomodating- not good p.r.

LAS
CVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed and not informed of reason or updates

PHL
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Took off two hours late!!!

Wed, Apr 17
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
8h 07m
Wed, Apr 24
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
15h 41m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 7
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 30m
Tue, Mar 12
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 16m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 436 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes very much

SFO
MSP
Okay 4.3

Pros: I got stuck with a non reclining seat on a red eye flight

SFO
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: The plane is a decent size, first plane had decent sized seats and headrests that were adjustable, second plane had smaller seats and no headrest, crew was friendly and like that it was a direct flight. Over all a decent flight.

Cons: My duffle bag was damaged, when I arrived to Minneapolis one of the handles had been ripped off

SFO
MSP
Okay 5.3

Pros: Very professional, genial, and efficient gate agents and flight crew.

Cons: Stripped down no frills, uncomfortable plane and services.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly.

Thu, Feb 14
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 45m
Mon, Feb 18
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 34m
Trip: 5 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
MSP
Good 7.3

Cons: Flying into blizzards suck, don’t do it

SFO
MSP
Good 6.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: The plane was hot

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze and the staff at Delta was nice and courteous along with being clear for boarding zone instructions. Haven't had a problem yet with Delta! Also the pilot was great at landing so it was not as jerky as some flights I have been on.

Cons: No complaints!

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They say us together (we had seats apart -- even though it stated our children are 4 & 1). They gave them wings and each an extra little snack. I felt they were supportive of us.

Cons: Paying to check our bags!! We were forced to... too much stuff traveling with kids. It sucked to have to pay $50 when Alaska airlines saw we were struggling, they checked our carry one for free to ease our time in the airport!

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: it was great experience

Thu, May 16
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 42m
Tue, May 21
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 20m
Trip: 6 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
MSP
Good 7.3

Cons: Flying into blizzards suck, don’t do it

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They say us together (we had seats apart -- even though it stated our children are 4 & 1). They gave them wings and each an extra little snack. I felt they were supportive of us.

Cons: Paying to check our bags!! We were forced to... too much stuff traveling with kids. It sucked to have to pay $50 when Alaska airlines saw we were struggling, they checked our carry one for free to ease our time in the airport!

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze and the staff at Delta was nice and courteous along with being clear for boarding zone instructions. Haven't had a problem yet with Delta! Also the pilot was great at landing so it was not as jerky as some flights I have been on.

Cons: No complaints!

SFO
MSP
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Flight was on time and left and arrived on time.

Cons: Should offer headphones for free.

SFO
MSP
Good 7.6

Cons: Asked for hot tea but what I got was barely tepid.

Wed, Feb 13
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
8h 06m
Mon, Feb 18
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
29h 45m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 3
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 29m
Sat, Jun 8
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 05m
Trip: 6 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 436 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
SFO
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We left on time and arrived early. The pilot explained the flight path in detail and what states we would be passing over. The flight attendants were professional and kind.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes very much

SFO
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Much less leg room than previous experiences with this airline, they also recently added up charges for seat selection and carry ons. Most uncomfortable seats I have ever been in on any flight.

SFO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Pros: Thankful that we got there safely; certainly a competent pilot. Thank you!

Cons: Crew members were nowhere to be found; couldn't even flag one down to get a cup of water. The sweet lady in front of me,, thought English was her second language, had a crew member raise his voice to her to tell her to sit down, this after 30 + minutes of her looking to and for to get someone to just get her a cup of water so she could take her medicine. I suppose she should've pushed the attendant button but with English was her second language she must not have known this procedure? I asked for a soda and once he brought me the disgustingly warm soda with cup of ice I had to hold it on my lap the whole time because my tray table was broken. Def could tell that my once-favorite airline has switched ownership. I know changes have to be made in this day and age but it was really gone downhill. I gave you a 5-star Yelp and 5 Star Trip Advisor last year and have talked you up to so many people; sure wish I could do that again. :(

Sat, Jul 13
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 29m
Sat, Jul 20
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
4h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 436 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
SFO
MSP
Okay 4.3

Pros: I got stuck with a non reclining seat on a red eye flight

SFO
MSP
Okay 5.3

Pros: Very professional, genial, and efficient gate agents and flight crew.

Cons: Stripped down no frills, uncomfortable plane and services.

SFO
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Much less leg room than previous experiences with this airline, they also recently added up charges for seat selection and carry ons. Most uncomfortable seats I have ever been in on any flight.

SFO
MSP
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew was pleasant and very nice!

Cons: 2 hour delay then 15th in line to take off and at the landing gate the bridge driver was 10 minutes late.

SFO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Pros: Thankful that we got there safely; certainly a competent pilot. Thank you!

Cons: Crew members were nowhere to be found; couldn't even flag one down to get a cup of water. The sweet lady in front of me,, thought English was her second language, had a crew member raise his voice to her to tell her to sit down, this after 30 + minutes of her looking to and for to get someone to just get her a cup of water so she could take her medicine. I suppose she should've pushed the attendant button but with English was her second language she must not have known this procedure? I asked for a soda and once he brought me the disgustingly warm soda with cup of ice I had to hold it on my lap the whole time because my tray table was broken. Def could tell that my once-favorite airline has switched ownership. I know changes have to be made in this day and age but it was really gone downhill. I gave you a 5-star Yelp and 5 Star Trip Advisor last year and have talked you up to so many people; sure wish I could do that again. :(

Fri, Jan 25
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
8h 46m
Sun, Jan 27
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
24h 09m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,837 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
SMF
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I mistakenly thought flight was am instead of pm. To cancel half my flight was costly so I just did not make flight but purchased another flight from another airlines. While I cannot blame anyone but myself, I did not find Frontier customer service understanding or accomodating- not good p.r.

LGA
MIA
Okay 4.0

Pros: Had three seats to myself

Cons: It was poorly communicated that I would get charged for a carry on. I discovered this at airport by a not so friendly attendant. And what could have cost me $20 now cost me $50. This while flight was an hour delayed. they still wouldn’t waive bag fee

MCO
PVD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew members werent bad

Cons: To whom it may concern, Today I am arriving back to my home state of Rhode Island from Florida. My trip was absolutely beautiful, however my only complaint is my flight with frontier airlines. On my flight there, my flight was delayed almost an hour, it was a late flight and the late arrival threw my sleep schedule off for the beginning of the trip, however, this delay was not the worst from frontier airlines. Thats right, my flight home was delayed even further. I was on flight 1182 from MCO to PVD and my flight was delayed more than an hour. This completely disrupted my homecoming as my ride home was on a tight schedule and was forced to cancel picking me up because it inconvenienced her. My flight was expensive, costing me $114, and didn’t even include my checked bags! I am upset that my travel plans were disrupted so much by your airline failures, and will be forced to choose other airlines over you if I am not compromised for this. Sincerely, Stephen Murphy

JAN
MCO
Good 7.0

Pros: For a no frills airline I was quite pleased.

Cons: Seats are too close. No leg room.

LAS
CVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed and not informed of reason or updates

Tue, Jul 2
SFO
San Francisco
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3h 29m
Tue, Jul 23
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
SFO
San Francisco
12h 59m
Trip: 22 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 436 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
SFO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing stood out

Cons: There were no individual monitors to watch movies or tv. The flight was late. The flight attendant didn’t serve us a drink because we were going to land in 35 minutes but we could have finished it by then ( this would have been our second drink it’s not like we were intoxicated). So just overall not as fun a flight experience as other airlines and would try to avoid again in the future.

SFO
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: The plane is a decent size, first plane had decent sized seats and headrests that were adjustable, second plane had smaller seats and no headrest, crew was friendly and like that it was a direct flight. Over all a decent flight.

Cons: My duffle bag was damaged, when I arrived to Minneapolis one of the handles had been ripped off

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes very much

SFO
MSP
Okay 4.3

Pros: I got stuck with a non reclining seat on a red eye flight

SFO
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly.

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