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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Francisco to Detroit  •  5h 43m

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

$179 - $452

8 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Windsor  •  9h 8m

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

$191 - $749

Fly San Francisco to Flint, bus  •  10h 5m

  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  •  10h 41m

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

$196 - $722

Fly San Jose to Detroit  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Detroit (DTW) SJC - DTW

$227 - $397

Fly Oakland to Detroit  •  8h 4m

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

$218 - $333

Train  •  2 days 11h

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

$349 - $1,044

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  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

$275 - $686

Drive  •  37h 18m

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

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit is to fly which costs $170 - $460 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit is to fly which costs $170 - $460 and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal G-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 15h.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Detroit is 2102 miles. The road distance is 2422.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 2 days 11h and costs $340 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs $170 - $460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $340 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 11h, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $700 and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 29m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 2101.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 43m

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

Delta, United Airlines and two 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 BART Station, Richmond BART Station, Richmond Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 11h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via St. Louis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Salt Lake City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Las Vegas, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Windsor via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
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 Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
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 to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
41h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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More Questions & Answers

Detroit is 3h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 11:58 PM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 2:58 AM in Detroit.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit is 2423 miles. It takes approximately 37h 18m to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Detroit.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport is to shuttle which takes 45m and costs $45.

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