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

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The best prices from San Francisco International to Los Angeles 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 International (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to LAX flight in 2021: compare San Francisco International to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
SFO - LAX
Price
$126 - $157
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

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 International to Los Angeles

One-way from

$64

One-way flight from San Francisco International to Los Angeles

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 International to Los Angeles?

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 11% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles.

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

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco International to Los Angeles from $75 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $95 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco International. Users have commonly found prices around $86 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $43. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco International to Los Angeles is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 16% on airfare.

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

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for May, June
5 Jun - 5 Jun
$48pp
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Alaska Airlines
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8 Jun - 15 Jun
$54pp
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8 Jun - 15 Jun
$60pp
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San Francisco International to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International found for this year
5 Jun - 5 Jun
$48pp
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3 Sep - 3 Sep
$53pp
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8 Jun - 15 Jun
$54pp
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International

Save time with San Francisco International to Los Angeles direct flight deals
5 Jun - 5 Jun
$48pp
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3 Sep - 3 Sep
$53pp
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8 Jun - 15 Jun
$54pp
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Last minute flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International, departing today and this week
19 May - 2 Jun
$93pp
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18 May - 2 Jun
$104pp
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18 May - 17 Jun
$114pp
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One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles
8:49 am - 10:23 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 34m
SFO - LAX
JetBlue
6:20 pm - 7:56 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 36m
SFO - LAX
Alaska Airlines
8:59 pm - 8:56 am
Frontier
1 Stop
11h 57m
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Frontier
$67
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco International to Los Angeles

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 12m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 63 outbound flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles offered by 15 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $48, but on average you can expect to pay $75.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco International to Los Angeles is less than $75.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles 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, 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 International to Los Angeles on average per day?

On average 27 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 4% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 30% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 7% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 59% 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 International to Los Angeles?

A quick flight from San Francisco International to Los Angeles can take about 1h 31m. JetBlue provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $77. The distance between San Francisco International and Los Angeles is about 339 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles round-trip from $48. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are JetBlue, from $77, and American Airlines, from $98. Alaska Airlines is priced at 66% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $28. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and JetBlue, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco International to Los Angeles for a low price.

Alternative routes for San Francisco International to Los Angeles

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

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco International to Los Angeles.
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco International to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco International to Los Angeles 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 International to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco International towards Los Angeles.
Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 33% of SFO to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 19% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of SFO to LAX departures
Midnight
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Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco International to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco International to Los Angeles.
Sunday
54 daily flights
Monday
75 daily flights
Tuesday
72 daily flights
Wednesday
72 daily flights
Thursday
70 daily flights
Friday
58 daily flights
Saturday
44 daily flights
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