There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Michigan by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Detroit  •  6 h 38 min

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

$192 - $478

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Detroit  •  6 h 49 min

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

$226 - $341

Fly San Francisco to Lansing  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Lansing (LAN) SFO - LAN

$248 - $910

Fly San Francisco to Grand Rapids  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Grand Rapids (GRR) SFO - GRR

$220 - $812

Fly Oakland to Grand Rapids  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Grand Rapids (GRR) OAK - GRR

$294 - $1,115

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

$345 - $1,037

Bus  •  2 days 13 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

$278 - $696

Drive  •  37 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Detroit 2411.5 miles

$230 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Michigan is 2011 miles. The road distance is 2411.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from San Francisco to Michigan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Michigan. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Michigan, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Livonia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Detroit via Richmond, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Detroit Amtrak, and Woodward & Milwaukee in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Kansas City, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Minneapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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