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

SFO - LAX
Price
$115 - $157
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

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

One-way from

$53

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 to Los Angeles?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 8% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Los Angeles within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $87.

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

September can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $95. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $46. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

When flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 12% versus a flight at noon.

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

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for October, November
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$59pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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17 Nov - 24 Nov
$61pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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7 Nov - 14 Nov
$64pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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San Francisco to Los Angeles 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco found for this year
29 Dec - 2 Jan
$54pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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17 Dec - 24 Dec
$58pp
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Alaska Airlines
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17 Dec - 24 Dec
$59pp
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Los Angeles direct flight deals
29 Dec - 2 Jan
$54pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
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Alaska Airlines
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17 Dec - 24 Dec
$58pp
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17 Dec - 24 Dec
$59pp
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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$78pp
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Frontier
 
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29 Oct - 1 Nov
$98pp
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27 Oct - 2 Nov
$109pp
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One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
1:31 am - 6:18 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 47m
SFO - LAX
American Airlines
3:20 am - 4:53 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 33m
SFO - LAX
JetBlue
3:25 am - 5:00 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 35m
SFO - LAX
United Airlines
$59
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco 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, JetBlue, and Delta 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 for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $54, but on average you can expect to pay $70.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles is less than $71.

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

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

On average 34 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 41% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 44% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 15% 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 5 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?

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta can get you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just under 1h 14m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. San Francisco and Los Angeles are separated by a distance of 339 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles round-trip from $54. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $73, and United Airlines, from $77. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles for 62% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $26. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Major Airline, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Los Angeles for a low price.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Los Angeles

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Flight duration
1h 26m
Average temperature for October in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Los Angeles
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of SFO to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 32% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 30% 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
Sunday
43 daily flights
Monday
64 daily flights
Tuesday
55 daily flights
Wednesday
61 daily flights
Thursday
56 daily flights
Friday
55 daily flights
Saturday
36 daily flights
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