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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

$180
$160
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$137
Price
$137 - $157
Temperature
68 - 90 °F
Rainfall
0 - 5 inches
Most popular in November High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price $137 Price for this month
Cheapest price $137 From San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles in January 2020

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for January
31 Jan - 2 Feb
$167pp
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Major Airline
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
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Major Airline
Non-Stop
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29 Jan - 30 Jan
$175pp
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Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Francisco to Los Angeles 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco found for this year
3 Mar - 4 Mar
$95pp
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San Francisco
Delta
Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
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Delta
Non-Stop
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26 Feb - 27 Feb
$101pp
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American Airlines
Non-Stop
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American Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
27 Feb - 2 Mar
$107pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Los Angeles direct flight deals
18 Feb - 25 Feb
$97pp
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San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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12 Feb - 14 Feb
$101pp
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American Airlines
Non-Stop
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American Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
21 Feb - 24 Feb
$107pp
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American Airlines
Non-Stop
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American Airlines
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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
27 Jan - 28 Jan
$127pp
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San Francisco
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Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
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24 Jan - 27 Jan
$132pp
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Major Airline
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26 Jan - 19 Apr
$168pp
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Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Alaska Airlines
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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 32m
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

Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Sunday
119 daily flights
Monday
168 daily flights
Tuesday
157 daily flights
Wednesday
169 daily flights
Thursday
165 daily flights
Friday
174 daily flights
Saturday
127 daily flights

Related info for your journey

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

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From San Francisco to Los Angeles

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 popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 589 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What percent of flights are delayed?

Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles are usually delayed by 53min. so prepare accordingly.

How many passenger seats are available on a flight on this route?

Expect 6,490 seats to be available on average per day for flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

The cheapest airline for this route is United Air Lines Inc.. When flying this airline from San Francisco to Los Angeles on average you can expect to find 373 flights available for this route daily.

How long does the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles take?

You can expect a flight time of up to 2 hours for nonstop. Airlines will travel a distance of up to 211 miles.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles on average per day?

On average 421 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 9% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 39% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 31% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 21% 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 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.

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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.