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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 January or April, booked 60 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
$115 - $157
Popular in November High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Round-trip from $115 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 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 8% 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 $87. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $97.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Los Angeles International from San Francisco average $95. You can even find prices in September for less than $95, as users have found deals to Los Angeles International from as low as $46. 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 12%.

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 in the noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles International in August, September 2020

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for August, September
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$77pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$85pp
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San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Aug - 10 Aug
$87pp
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San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Los Angeles International 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International from San Francisco found for this year
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$77pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Oct - 6 Nov
$78pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
17 Oct - 30 Oct
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-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
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$77pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Oct - 6 Nov
$78pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
17 Oct - 30 Oct
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
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
24 Jul - 2 Aug
$126pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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24 Jul - 31 Jul
$129pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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25 Jul - 2 Aug
$137pp
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Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
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
9:10 am - 10:46 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 36m
SFO - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$49
Ovago
9:18 am - 1:40 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
4h 22m
SFO - LAX
Sun Country Air
$53
Ovago
3:00 am - 4:36 am
Delta
Nonstop
1h 36m
SFO - LAX
Delta
$59
Delta

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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $65, but on average you can expect to pay $89.

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 $101.

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 21 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 14% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 24% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 62% 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 similar to Los Angeles. You can assume this to be the case over the next 3 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 18m. Fly via Air Tahiti Nui, Cape Air, or Delta 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 Delta. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $77 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Air Tahiti Nui and Cape Air, starting at $95 and $97 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles International for 46% 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 $39 on Delta. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Major Airline from $43 and Spirit Airlines 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 28m

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles International

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 42% of SFO to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 35% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 22% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to LAX departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Los Angeles International
Sunday
57 daily flights
Monday
63 daily flights
Tuesday
51 daily flights
Wednesday
49 daily flights
Thursday
55 daily flights
Friday
71 daily flights
Saturday
61 daily flights
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