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

SFO — LAX
Jan 31 — Feb 71

The best prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles are usually found in February or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to LAX flight in 2023: compare San Francisco to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.

SFO - LAX

Price

$108 - $187

LAX

Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

LAX

Rainfall

0 - 3.4 inches

Popular inNovemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop
Round-trip from$108From San Francisco to Los Angeles
One-way from$35One-way flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles at least 61 days early can save you up to 56% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles for as little as $157 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $219 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $156. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $72. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

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

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 18% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for January, February
Feb 14 - Feb 15
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1h 30m
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1h 27m
$83

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Feb 10 - Feb 12
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1h 34m
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1h 27m
$84

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Feb 14 - Feb 14
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1h 30m
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1h 22m
$87

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San Francisco to Los Angeles 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco found for this year
Mar 14 - Mar 17
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1h 37m
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1h 31m
$82

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Feb 14 - Feb 15
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1h 30m
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1h 27m
$83

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Feb 10 - Feb 12
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Nonstop

1h 34m
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1h 27m
$84

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Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Mar 14 - Mar 17
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1h 37m
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1h 31m
$82

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Feb 14 - Feb 15
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1h 30m
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1h 27m
$83

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Feb 10 - Feb 12
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1h 34m
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1h 27m
$84

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  • Alaska Airlines is one of the most popular airlines used for those traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Flights on this route from Alaska Airlines typically cost $177.21 RT, a price that is 46% cheaper than the average San Francisco to Los Angeles flight. The cheapest flight found was $67 RT. San Francisco Airport is the most common San Francisco airport to take off from when flying to Los Angeles. Los Angeles Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Los Angeles. When flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Alaska Airlines flights are 7% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Delta flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Feb 7 - Feb 7
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1h 29m
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1h 20m
$91

Delta

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Feb 10 - Feb 14
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1h 30m
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1h 32m
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Feb 16 - Feb 16
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1h 32m
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1h 20m
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  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles is Delta. Flights from Delta traveling this route typically cost $177.20 RT. This price is typically 51% cheaper than other airlines that offer San Francisco to Los Angeles flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $58. San Francisco Airport is the most common San Francisco airport to take off from when flying to Los Angeles. Los Angeles Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Los Angeles. When flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Delta flights are 5% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Los Angeles direct flight deals
Mar 14 - Mar 17
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Nonstop

1h 37m
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1h 31m
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Feb 14 - Feb 15
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1h 30m
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1h 27m
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Feb 10 - Feb 12
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1h 34m
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1h 27m
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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Late deals on return flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 5 - Feb 7
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14h 15m
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1h 25m
$100

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Feb 2 - Mar 21
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1 stop

9h 23m
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1h 25m
$101

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Feb 1 - Feb 9
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1 stop

7h 02m
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6h 32m
$105

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One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Feb 24
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Nonstop

1h 37m
$35

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Mar 3
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1h 28m
$36

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Feb 8
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1h 30m
$37

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Overhead space to put my carry on that wasn’t taken by someone in a different seat. Dislike: Deplaning outside on the runway vs enclosed airport. Why are we having to do that?!

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Overhead space to put my carry on that wasn’t taken by someone in a different seat. Dislike: Deplaning outside on the runway vs enclosed airport. Why are we having to do that?!

Delta
7.9
Good
1,998 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Overhead space to put my carry on that wasn’t taken by someone in a different seat. Dislike: Deplaning outside on the runway vs enclosed airport. Why are we having to do that?!

JetBlue
7.7
Good
365 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Overhead space to put my carry on that wasn’t taken by someone in a different seat. Dislike: Deplaning outside on the runway vs enclosed airport. Why are we having to do that?!

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Overhead space to put my carry on that wasn’t taken by someone in a different seat. Dislike: Deplaning outside on the runway vs enclosed airport. Why are we having to do that?!

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Overhead space to put my carry on that wasn’t taken by someone in a different seat. Dislike: Deplaning outside on the runway vs enclosed airport. Why are we having to do that?!

Related info for your journey

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

Located along the Pacific coast, Los Angeles offers delightful ocean breezes mixed in with a hip urban vibe, outstanding shopping, and - of course - Hollywood glamour and fame. Whether you visit to catch some sun or a glimpse of your favorite actor, the city offers an amazing vacation for every traveler. Best of all, it's just a short flight from San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The average flight time from San Francisco to Los Angeles is a short one and a half hours, and most flights offer direct service without a layover due to San Francisco being just up the coast.

Which airlines operate flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Many of the major U.S. carriers offer service from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Daily service is available on Spirit, United, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America just to name a few.

How frequent are flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles?

Flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles are fairly frequent, with early flights taking off at 6 a.m. PST or earlier and later flights available up until midnight or later. High business travel volume between the two Californian cities ensures you'll almost always find a flight to fit your scheduling needs.

Which airports serve San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Passengers are served by five airports in the Los Angeles area, with Los Angeles International Airport - widely known as LAX - seeing the most traffic. Other airports in the area include Hollywood Burbank Airport (formerly, Bob Hope Airport), Long Beach Airport, John Wayne Airport and Ontario Airport. San Francisco is served by four airports, and the two major hubs are San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport, located just across the bay. Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport round out the offerings for the area when it comes to booking flights.

Which direct flight route between San Francisco and Los Angeles is cheapest?

The cheapest direct flight between San Francisco and Los Angeles is a nonstop fare from Oakland International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, although San Francisco International Airport runs a close second in terms of cost. Research your travel time and cost to get to the airport before making your final departure airport decision. San Francisco and Los Angeles are prime examples of the diverse cultures and experiences that make up the state of California. Visitors flock to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and continue on to relaxed tours through the Napa Valley countryside with stops at wineries along the way. Los Angeles offers the bright lights of a big city and all of the fun that Hollywood has to offer. Nature lovers enjoy visits to Griffith Park and its winding trails, while those in search of the sand can visit any of a number of beaches that line the coast from Malibu on down through Santa Monica and Huntington Beach. Ready to book a weekend getaway or week-long break to Los Angeles? Use our easy search engine to find flights and fares that fit your budget and your plans.

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 21m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 100 outbound flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles offered by 19 different airlines.

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, United Airlines, and Delta 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 $82, but on average you can expect to pay $94.

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 $94.

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?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Los Angeles flight route?

The San Francisco to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 329 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 62 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 6% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 34% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Departing from San Francisco to Los Angeles will take you 1h 29m. The distance between San Francisco and Los Angeles is about 339 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Flying on Alaska Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $82. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $91 and $104, respectively. Alaska Airlines is 47% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

When booking a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, you may want to consider flying on Amtrak, Train or Bus as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Consider Air China (94%), KLM (90%) or Asiana Airlines (88%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $44. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Los Angeles) can be booked for $92 on average our data indicates $244 when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Los Angeles

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

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$14Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$34Average$79FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$43Average$94FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$44Average$122FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$49Average$187FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Croatia AirlinesCheapest$55Average$92FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$58Average$177FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$67Average$177FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Breeze AirwaysCheapest$78Average$108FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$89Average$192FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Los Angeles
16%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
28%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
43%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
13%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Sunday74daily flights
Monday111daily flights
Tuesday104daily flights
Wednesday130daily flights
Thursday132daily flights
Friday107daily flights
Saturday48daily flights
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