Cheap flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco (MSP - SFO)

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The best prices from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco are usually found in August or September, booked 23 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Minneapolis-St Paul Intl (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best MSP to SFO flight in 2021: compare Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
MSP - SFO
Price
$178 - $283
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$178

From Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco

One-way from

$110

One-way flight from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl 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 Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 8% on the overall cost on flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco?

To save on the cost of your flight from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco, book at least 35 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 7% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $99 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $105.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl. Users have commonly found prices around $108 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $48. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco (MSP - SFO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 23% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MSP to SFO flights for May, June
4 Jun - 4 Jun
$180pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Jun - 4 Jun
$186pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
18 Jun - 20 Jun
$188pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl found for this year
4 Jun - 4 Jun
$180pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Nov - 12 Nov
$185pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Jun - 4 Jun
$186pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl

Save time with Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco direct flight deals
4 Jun - 4 Jun
$180pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Nov - 12 Nov
$185pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 Jul - 30 Jul
$187pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl, departing today and this week
25 May - 3 Jun
$200pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
25 May - 14 Jun
$202pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 May - 24 May
$203pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl

The cheapest one-way flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco
11:38 am - 7:03 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
9h 25m
MSP - SFO
American Airlines
3:00 am - 5:07 am
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
4h 07m
MSP - SFO
Sun Country Air
$115
mytrip.com
3:20 pm - 7:58 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
6h 38m
MSP - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$118
Kiwi.com

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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Minneapolis-St Paul Intl</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Minneapolis St Paul 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 Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Sun Country Air, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Sun Country Air with this kind of flexibility.

What airports do I use to fly from Minneapolis to San Francisco?

If you wish to fly to San Francisco from Minneapolis, then you need to book flights from Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco. There are 3 flights from Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO) per day to choose from. Flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis St Paul are available from 8 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 4h 00m is how long a nonstop flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco typically takes.

Can I find flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Sun Country Air for just $180, but on average you can expect to pay $194.

Are there nonstop flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco is less than $195.

Are there last-minute flights available from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

The Minneapolis St Paul to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 218 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Minneapolis or San Francisco?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Minneapolis is roughly greater than that of San Francisco. You can assume this to be the case over the next 17 days.

Is Minneapolis weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Temperatures around the 84 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in San Francisco is colder than in Minneapolis. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco?

United Airlines, Sun Country Air, and Delta can get you from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco in just under 4h. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco round-trip?

Currently priced at $180, Sun Country Air will fly you from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco and back. In addition to Sun Country Air, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on United Airlines for as low as $185. These flights start at 21% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Sun Country Air. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $91. Users have also found prices from $95 and $110 on Sun Country Air and Frontier, respectively.

Alternative routes for Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco.
Flight duration
3h 53m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 7 airlines flying from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$85 $190 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$88 $206 No cancel fee 83%
Spirit Airlines
$115 $218 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$122 $247 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$118 $267 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$127 $284 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$118 $302 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 83% of MSP to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 16% of MSP to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of MSP to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MSP to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Minneapolis-St Paul Intl to San Francisco.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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