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Travelers usually depart from Detroit Metropolitan, Detroit, MI Train station, Detroit, Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport, or Detroit-Southwest when they travel from Detroit to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, 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 Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. Detroit and San Francisco have 398 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, and Alcatraz.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
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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.

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 11/2022
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Most travelers from Detroit, DTW can enter San Francisco, SFO.

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  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Detroit to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Detroit and San Francisco takes around 5.3 hours.
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 Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport, Willow Run 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, Windsor International, Toledo Express, London International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Akron Fulton International Airport.
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, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Detroit?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Detroit, including Indian Trails, Amtrak train, Greyhound.
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Airports near Detroit

  • Detroit Metropolitan
  • Cleveland Hopkins International
  • Gerald R. Ford International
  • Bishop International
  • Akron–Canton
  • Fort Wayne International
  • Toledo Express
  • Windsor International
  • London International
  • Erie International

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