There are 9 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 Oakland to Flint  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Flint (FNT) OAK - FNT

$320 - $1,051

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Detroit  •  6 h 47 min

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

$192 - $478

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Detroit  •  6 h 57 min

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

$226 - $341

Fly San Francisco to Lansing  •  8 h 36 min

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

$248 - $910

Fly San Francisco to Grand Rapids  •  9 h 7 min

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

$218 - $810

Fly Oakland to Grand Rapids  •  9 h 11 min

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

$282 - $1,013

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 Dearborn Amtrak Wolverine

$341 - $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

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from San Francisco to Flint hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Detroit via Richmond, Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Dearborn Amtrak, and Dearborn Transit Center in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Flint via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Flint via Las Vegas, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Flint via Salt Lake City, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Flint via San Diego, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Flint via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Flint via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Flint via Los Angeles, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
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 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 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 Oakland to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
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 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Burbank, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Phoenix, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Grand Rapids via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Michigan?

The distance between San Francisco and Michigan is 3218 km. The road distance is 3858 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 6 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs $190 - $480.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Michigan?

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.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Michigan?

It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from San Francisco to Michigan, including transfers.