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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, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Alaska Airlines. Detroit and San Francisco have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Alcatraz, Big Sur, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Detroit, DTW can enter San Francisco, SFO.

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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 5.5 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 Orlando, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, London, San Diego, New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, Guadalajara, Miami, Salt Lake City, Paris.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Rome, Orlando, Mexico City, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Lisbon.
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, Toledo Express, Windsor International, MBS International, London International, Capital Region 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, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Detroit and San Francisco?
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