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

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The best prices from Minneapolis 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 (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO)

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 to San Francisco

One-way from

$67

One-way flight from Minneapolis 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 to San Francisco?

Users have found that flying from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to San Francisco?

To save on the cost of your flight from Minneapolis 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 to San Francisco?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Minneapolis. 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 Minneapolis to San Francisco (MSP - SFO)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Minneapolis to San Francisco at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$78pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
7 Apr - 12 Apr
$82pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
24 Mar - 30 Mar
$83pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$78pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
7 Apr - 12 Apr
$82pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
24 Mar - 30 Mar
$83pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis

8 Apr - 11 Apr
$127pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 May - 5 May
$135pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
15 Apr - 25 Apr
$136pp
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 to San Francisco

9 Mar - 17 Mar
$78pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
10 Mar - 14 Apr
$84pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
9 Mar - 15 Mar
$96pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to San Francisco from Minneapolis

10:40 am - 12:48 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
4h 08m
MSP - SFO
Sun Country Air
$67
FlightNetwork
4:05 am - 7:07 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
65h 02m
MSP - SFO
Frontier
$70
Kiwi.com
5:05 am - 5:36 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 31m
MSP - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$73
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis 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 and Delta 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $91.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco is less than $147.

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

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

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 less than San Francisco. You can assume this to be the case over the next 13 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 to San Francisco?

Departing from Minneapolis to San Francisco will take you 13h 55m.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($78), offers the cheapest pricing from Minneapolis to San Francisco. You may be able to fly from Minneapolis to San Francisco for 65% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $40 on Frontier. Another option is Sun Country Air, who have fights from $67.

Alternative routes for Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 7 airlines flying from Minneapolis to San Francisco

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 to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 64% of MSP to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 36% of MSP to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of MSP to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MSP to SFO departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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