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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)

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

$49

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 33 days in advance, which can save you up to 72% on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 33 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 $375. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $533.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Los Angeles International from San Francisco average $307. You can even find prices in August for less than $307, as users have found deals to Los Angeles International from as low as $107. 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 55%.

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 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International in November, December 2020

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for November, December
17 Dec - 25 Dec
$65pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
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11 Dec - 15 Dec
$67pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
19 Dec - 29 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Los Angeles International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco found for next year
17 Dec - 25 Dec
$65pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
11 Dec - 15 Dec
$67pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Dec - 29 Dec
$68pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Los Angeles International direct flight deals
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$31pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
26 Jan - 2 Feb
$38pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
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LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$40pp
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

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
7 Dec - 10 Dec
$81pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
5 Dec - 7 Dec
$87pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
LAX
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$88pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International
3:15 am - 4:32 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 17m
SFO - LAX
JetBlue
5:14 pm - 12:13 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
18h 59m
SFO - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$52
Gotogate
5:30 am - 6:53 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 23m
SFO - LAX
Alaska Airlines
$54
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Los Angeles International flights.

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. Delta, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue are some of the many airlines that have done so. 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.

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 $31, but on average you can expect to pay $57.

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 $63.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

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

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 29 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 3% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 34% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 45% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 17% 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 11 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 23m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, 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 $31 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Frontier and American Airlines, starting at $68 and $71 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for 78% 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 $23 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Alaska Airlines from $26 and JetBlue from $49 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Los Angeles International

Destination information for Los Angeles International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles International
Flight duration
1h 30m

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines 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

Morning 6 AM to noon 43% of SFO to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 25% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of SFO to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Los Angeles International
Sunday
62 daily flights
Monday
59 daily flights
Tuesday
41 daily flights
Wednesday
61 daily flights
Thursday
28 daily flights
Friday
41 daily flights
Saturday
39 daily flights
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