Cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT - SFO)

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The best prices from Detroit to San Francisco are usually found in August or July, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTT) to San Francisco (SFO)

DTT - SFO
Price
$319 - $439
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$319

From Detroit to San Francisco

One-way from

$42

One-way flight from Detroit to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Detroit to San Francisco?

Users have found that flying from Detroit to San Francisco on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Detroit to San Francisco?

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Detroit to San Francisco from $99 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $105 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Detroit to San Francisco?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Detroit. Prices for August average $108 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a August flight can save you 17% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to San Francisco (DTT - SFO)?

It’s optimal to fly from Detroit to San Francisco at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 28% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Detroit to San Francisco in March, April 2021

23 Mar - 28 Mar
$97pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Mar - 22 Mar
$99pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Mar - 15 Mar
$100pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

23 Mar - 28 Mar
$97pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Mar - 22 Mar
$99pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Mar - 15 Mar
$100pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Detroit

1 Apr - 25 Apr
$239pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
31 Mar - 4 Apr
$254pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
31 Mar - 1 May
$259pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to San Francisco

13 Mar - 22 Mar
$99pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
13 Mar - 15 Mar
$100pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
14 Mar - 17 Mar
$101pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to San Francisco from Detroit

5:15 pm - 7:10 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
15h 55m
DTW - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$42
Gotogate
6:43 pm - 8:10 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
16h 27m
DTW - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$43
Gotogate
4:15 pm - 8:10 am
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 55m
DTW - SFO
Frontier
$46
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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Detroit to San Francisco due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Detroit and San Francisco for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Detroit to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Detroit to San Francisco are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Detroit to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $109.

Are there nonstop flights from Detroit to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Detroit to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Detroit to San Francisco is less than $294.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to San Francisco for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Detroit to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $100.

Is Detroit weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 84 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in San Francisco is typically colder than in Detroit. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Detroit to San Francisco?

There are many flights that can get you from Detroit to San Francisco in 14h 26m. Fly via Frontier to get the fastest option.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Detroit to San Francisco round-trip?

According to our current data, Frontier ($99), offers the cheapest pricing from Detroit to San Francisco. This flight start at 74% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Detroit to San Francisco one-way?

The cheapest airline for a one-way flight from Detroit to San Francisco is Frontier ($46).

Alternative routes for Detroit to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Average temperature for March in San Francisco
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for March in San Francisco
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Detroit

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines flying from Detroit to San Francisco

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$108 $244 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$161 $250 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$151 $283 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$167 $390 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$278 $438 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$340 $486 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Detroit to San Francisco

Morning 6 AM to noon 43% of DTT to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of DTT to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 28% of DTT to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DTT to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Detroit to San Francisco
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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