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The best prices from San Francisco 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 (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 to Los Angeles

One-way from

$49

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 20% 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 $75.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. 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 February, March 2021

21 Mar - 21 Mar
$76pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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24 Mar - 26 Mar
$80pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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16 Mar - 23 Mar
$81pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

20 Apr - 23 Apr
$71pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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21 Mar - 21 Mar
$76pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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20 Apr - 4 May
$80pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

20 Apr - 23 Apr
$71pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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21 Mar - 21 Mar
$76pp
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20 Apr - 4 May
$80pp
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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

4 Mar - 5 Mar
$90pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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Frontier
 
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4 Mar - 7 Mar
$91pp
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Frontier
 
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4 Mar - 14 Mar
$92pp
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Frontier
 
1 STOP
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One-way flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco

5:20 am - 6:50 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 30m
SFO - LAX
Alaska Airlines
$49
Alaska Airlines
11:27 am - 4:06 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
28h 39m
SFO - LAX
Frontier
$62
Gotogate
2:21 pm - 7:14 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 53m
SFO - LAX
American Airlines

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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. 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 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 $71, but on average you can expect to pay $87.

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 $103.

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: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 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 45 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 4% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 31% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 38% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% 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 14 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, Delta, and American Airlines can get you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just under 1h 23m. 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 $71. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Frontier, from $88, and Delta, from $97. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles for 50% 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 $27. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and American Airlines, 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

Flight duration
1h 30m
Average temperature for February in Los Angeles
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for February in Los Angeles
4.8 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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 to Los Angeles

Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of SFO to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of SFO to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of SFO to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of SFO to LAX departures
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Sunday
48 daily flights
Monday
70 daily flights
Tuesday
57 daily flights
Wednesday
63 daily flights
Thursday
61 daily flights
Friday
57 daily flights
Saturday
28 daily flights
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