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San Francisco travel tips

1) Take a photo against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world – Transamerica in San Francisco

The Transamerica skyscraper has 48 floors, its height is 260 m. It is the tallest building in San Francisco. The skyscraper is built in the shape of a pyramid and is perfectly visible from any part of the city. Offices and retail premises are located here. Only the first floor is open for free access, so it's better to just take a photo on the street.

2) Use a ferry for a great San Francisco experience and getting to Sausalto or Tiburon

If you want to get to Sausalto or Tiburon, you can use a Golden Gate Transit ferry for $13.50 (€11.50). You can also ride the Blue and Gold Fleet ferry to Tiburon for $13 (€11).

3) Stop by the Midway Club in San Francisco for a crazy dance night out

Midway is a huge club with galleries in an industrial area, most often open for large events, festivals, and artists of the Bonobo level.

Travelers usually depart from Detroit Metropolitan, Detroit, MI Train station, Detroit, Detroit-Southwest, or Willow Run Airport when they travel from Detroit to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between Detroit and San Francisco is 3342 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. Detroit and San Francisco have 353 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Alcatraz, Big Sur, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

What is the flight distance between Detroit and San Francisco?
The flight distance between Detroit and San Francisco is 3342 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Detroit and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between Detroit and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Delta Air Lines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Detroit?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Detroit and London, Las Vegas, Orlando, Austin, Phoenix, Denver, Fort Myers, Miami, Manchester, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, Edinburgh, Sacramento, Raleigh, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Houston, Bellingham.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, Manila, Athens, Tallinn, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denpasar, Bengaluru, Riga, Chennai, Atlanta, Bangkok, Washington, D.C., Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York, Phuket City.
Which airports are there in Detroit?
Detroit is mainly served by Detroit Metropolitan. But there are other airports nearby, including Willow Run Airport, Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport.
What airports are near Detroit?
The main airport in Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan. It is also served by Cleveland Hopkins International, Gerald R. Ford International, Akron–Canton, Bishop International, Fort Wayne International, Capital Region International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Toledo Express, Windsor International, London International.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Detroit?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Detroit, including Indian Trails, Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Detroit and San Francisco?
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