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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)

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

$50

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 at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 12% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for January, February
10 Feb - 11 Feb
$83pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
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13 Feb - 17 Feb
$85pp
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
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4 Feb - 7 Feb
$88pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
LAX
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco International to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International found for this year
18 Mar - 25 Mar
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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6 Apr - 7 Apr
$80pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
18 Mar - 25 Mar
$82pp
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International

Save time with San Francisco International to Los Angeles direct flight deals
18 Mar - 25 Mar
$79pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
6 Apr - 7 Apr
$80pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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18 Mar - 25 Mar
$82pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

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
25 Jan - 1 Feb
$111pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
28 Jan - 7 Feb
$116pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco
25 Jan - 1 Feb
$118pp
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San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco International

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco International to Los Angeles
7:31 am - 9:01 am
Delta
Nonstop
1h 30m
SFO - LAX
Delta
$50
Delta
12:00 pm - 5:11 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
5h 11m
SFO - LAX
Alaska Airlines
$68
mytrip.com
5:00 am - 3:54 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 54m
SFO - LAX
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

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. Delta and Alaska Airlines are some 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 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 $75, but on average you can expect to pay $90.

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 $92.

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

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

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.

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 15 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 30m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $83. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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 $75. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Frontier, from $88, and Delta, from $97. Alaska Airlines is priced at 47% 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 $35. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and Delta, 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

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco International to Los Angeles
Flight duration
1h 27m
Average temperature for January in Los Angeles
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Los Angeles
0.7 ″

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

Morning 6 AM to noon 42% of SFO to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of SFO to LAX departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco International to Los Angeles
Sunday
65 daily flights
Monday
73 daily flights
Tuesday
65 daily flights
Wednesday
70 daily flights
Thursday
66 daily flights
Friday
74 daily flights
Saturday
55 daily flights
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