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 43 min

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

$192 - $478

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Grand Rapids  •  8 h 59 min

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

$166 - $658

6 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Flint  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Flint (FNT) SFO - FNT

$236 - $798

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 28 min

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

$248 - $910

Train  •  2 days 11 h

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

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.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from San Francisco to Michigan without a car is to train which takes 2 days 11 h and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from San Francisco to Michigan, including transfers.

More details

San Francisco to Michigan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

More details

The best way to get from San Francisco to Michigan is to fly which takes 6 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 11 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 13 h.

Mode details

The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 28 min.

Search flights

San Francisco to Michigan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

More details

Michigan is 3 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:56 PM in San Francisco and 3:56 PM in Michigan.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Michigan is 2411 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 6 min to drive from San Francisco to Michigan.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from San Francisco to Michigan.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2011.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Minneapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Flint via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
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 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

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.

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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

Book your San Francisco to Michigan bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

Search and book

There are 14+ hotels available in Michigan. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs .

More details