Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International (SFO - LAX)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles International are usually found in July or January, booked 34 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles International (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to LAX flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Los Angeles International flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles International.
SFO - LAX
Price
$126 - $157

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$126

From San Francisco to Los Angeles International

One-way from

$38

One-way flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles International

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles International?

Users have found that leaving on a Friday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 11% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles International?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $75. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Los Angeles International from San Francisco average $86. You can even find prices in April for less than $86, as users have found deals to Los Angeles International from as low as $43. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Los Angeles International from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 23%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International (SFO - LAX)?

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 16% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for May, June
12 Jun - 12 Jun
$72pp
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12 Jun - 16 Jun
$73pp
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13 Jun - 16 Jun
$74pp
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San Francisco to Los Angeles International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco found for this year
3 Aug - 8 Oct
$48pp
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17 Sep - 20 Sep
$55pp
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3 Aug - 8 Oct
$68pp
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Los Angeles International direct flight deals
3 Aug - 8 Oct
$48pp
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17 Sep - 20 Sep
$55pp
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3 Aug - 8 Oct
$68pp
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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco, departing today and this week
24 May - 22 Jun
$128pp
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26 May - 5 Jun
$130pp
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25 May - 5 Jun
$133pp
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One-way flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International
10:00 am - 11:38 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 38m
SFO - LAX
United Airlines
$38
Trip.com
2:55 am - 4:26 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 31m
SFO - LAX
JetBlue
5:53 pm - 5:58 am
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 05m
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Frontier
$67
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Los Angeles International

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Los Angeles due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and Los Angeles for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Alaska Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

To fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles, you need to book a flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX). Nonstop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco take 1h 19m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 65 outbound flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles offered by 15 different airlines.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $48, but on average you can expect to pay $76.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles International is less than $76.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 791 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles International on average per day?

On average 20 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 45% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 10% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 45% of flight departures

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Los Angeles?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in San Francisco is roughly greater than that of Los Angeles. You can assume this to be the case over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in August. The weather in Los Angeles is generally hotter than San Francisco's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles International?

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to Los Angeles International in 1h 28m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, or American Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles International is about 339 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles International round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Los Angeles International is Alaska Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $48 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are JetBlue and American Airlines, starting at $77 and $93 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for 66% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $25 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $38 and JetBlue from $39 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Los Angeles International

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Los Angeles International

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles International.
Flight duration
1h 28m

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles International choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$70 $142 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$53 $156 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$54 $184 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$53 $192 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$72 $200 No cancel fee 63%
Endeavor Airlines
$105 $207 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Endeavor Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

JSX
$147 $279 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by JSX. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

JetBlue
$93 $288 No cancel fee 62%
Linear Air Taxi
$1,693 $5,433 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Linear Air Taxi. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles International

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Los Angeles International.
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 36% of SFO to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 19% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of SFO to LAX departures
Midnight
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Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Los Angeles International
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Los Angeles International.
Sunday
70 daily flights
Monday
76 daily flights
Tuesday
55 daily flights
Wednesday
61 daily flights
Thursday
60 daily flights
Friday
70 daily flights
Saturday
63 daily flights
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