There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Detroit  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Detroit (DTW) SFO - DTW

$179 - $452

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SFO - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak

$119 - $447

8 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Toledo, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Toledo (TOL) SFO - TOL
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$253 - $828

Fly San Francisco to Windsor  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Windsor (YQG) SFO - YQG

$191 - $749

Fly San Francisco to Flint, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Flint (FNT) SFO - FNT
  2. Take the bus from Flint to Detroit, MI

$219 - $768

Fly San Francisco to Cleveland, train, bus  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cleveland (CLE) SFO - CLE
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$196 - $722

Fly Oakland to Detroit  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Detroit (DTW) OAK - DTW

$218 - $332

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak Wolverine

$349 - $1,044

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$276 - $686

Drive  •  37 h 18 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit 2422.9 miles

$230 - $350

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit via 12th St. Oakland City Center, Richmond, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Toledo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Toledo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Toledo via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Toledo via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Las Vegas, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
41 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Detroit is 3363 km. The road distance is 3877 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit is to fly which costs $170 - $460 and takes 5 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs $170 - $460.

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Transbay Temp Terminal, Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit, including transfers.