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

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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 $85 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.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles in July, August 2020

The best prices found for SFO to LAX flights for July, August
4 Jul - 11 Jul
$96pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Delta
Non-Stop
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16 Jul - 18 Jul
$97pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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13 Jul - 13 Jul
$99pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Delta
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San Francisco to Los Angeles 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco found for this year
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$92pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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19 Sep - 26 Sep
$93pp
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Multiple Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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19 Sep - 2 Oct
$95pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Los Angeles direct flight deals
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$92pp
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Multiple Airlines
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LAX
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Alaska Airlines
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19 Sep - 26 Sep
$93pp
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Multiple Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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19 Sep - 2 Oct
$95pp
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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
24 Jun - 15 Jul
$136pp
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Multiple Airlines
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Delta
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27 Jun - 1 Jul
$145pp
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Major Airline
 
1 STOP
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25 Jun - 30 Jun
$150pp
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One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
9:30 am - 11:18 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
1h 48m
SFO - LAX
Major Airline
$85
StudentUniverse
7:00 am - 8:32 am
Delta
Nonstop
1h 32m
SFO - LAX
Delta
$115
Delta
10:37 am - 11:29 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
24h 52m
SFO - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$119
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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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $104.

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 $110.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 792 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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 15 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 53% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 47% 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 similar to Los Angeles. You can assume this to be the case over the next 2 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.

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 July in Los Angeles
87.8 °F

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 63% of SFO to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 36% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SFO to LAX departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Sunday
65 daily flights
Monday
57 daily flights
Tuesday
49 daily flights
Wednesday
46 daily flights
Thursday
57 daily flights
Friday
70 daily flights
Saturday
56 daily flights