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Fares from $47 One Way, $94 Round Trip from San Francisco to Detroit

Prices starting at $94 for return flights and $47 for one-way flights to Detroit were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from San Francisco to Detroit - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Detroit?

The terrific news is, there are. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are a couple of carriers that will fly you straight from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County).

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Detroit?

With the journey from San Francisco to Detroit taking a minimum of 4 hours and 26 minutes, you'll have enough time to enjoy the flying experience. Grab a glass of wine and sink into your seat with an interesting movie or novel.

What airlines fly from San Francisco to Detroit most frequently?

There are a couple of airlines offering frequent flights from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County), including Delta Air Lines (DL). Popular with travelers, it operates 98 flights on this route every month. If you can't find the right flight for you there, have a look at United Airlines (UA). This carrier is a fantastic alternative and has 13 flights between San Francisco and Detroit monthly.

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Detroit

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeDTT
Distance2074 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesKLM, Air France, Delta Air Lines
Earliest Flight Arrival8:42PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival2:34AM UTC

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San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Traveling to Detroit

Orbitz.com can get you cheap flights to Detroit easily by scanning its list of hundreds of airline flights to and from the area, as well as getting you sales on a hotel room and transportation.

Airports in the Area

Detroit is served by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Bishop International Airport. Wayne County Airport is located in the suburb of Romulus, 21 miles southwest of downtown Detroit. Currently, Delta Airlines carries the majority of the traffic. Orbitz.com works closely with the airline to get the best deals for flights.

Transportation in Detroit

Bus routes 125 and 280 run to and from the airport once per hour. You can take the bus to anywhere in metropolitan Detroit; terminals are scattered throughout the city. The airport also has a rental car service. Located next to I-94, you can use a rental car to travel to Detroit and the surrounding cities. Booking rental car service is easy with Orbitz.com.

Detroit Climate Expectations

Detroit has extreme temperature variations, from upwards of 90 degrees in the summer to below zero in the winter. If you visit during the winter, expect moderate snowfall in January, and bring warm clothing, such as hats, gloves, and earmuffs to protect yourself from frostbite.

Things to Do in Detroit

The city got its nickname of "Motown" partially from the motor industry but also from its culture of soul music. Take some time out to attend the Detroit International Jazz Festival, or visit the Detroit Theatre District to attend a live Broadway show. In addition to finding cheap flights to Detroit, Orbitz.com can give you addresses of low-cost hotels near popular tourist attractions.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.