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Cheap flights from California (CA) to San Francisco (SFO)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to San Francisco (SFO)

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

To save on the cost of your flight from California to San Francisco, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 99% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $416 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $638.

Cheap flights from California to San Francisco in December, January 2021

The best prices found for California to SFO flights for December, January
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$45pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Dec - 4 Jan
$56pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Dec - 21 Dec
$57pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from California found for this year
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$45pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Dec - 4 Jan
$56pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Dec - 21 Dec
$57pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from California

Save time with California to San Francisco direct flight deals
26 Jan - 9 Feb
$38pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Jan - 29 Jan
$48pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Jan - 29 Jan
$49pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from California, departing today and this week
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$78pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$82pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Dec - 11 Dec
$84pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to San Francisco from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to San Francisco
5:00 am - 6:36 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 36m
SAN - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$39
KAYAK
8:20 am - 2:16 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
5h 56m
SNA - SFO
Frontier
$44
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from California to San Francisco 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 California and San Francisco 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 California to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from California to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from California to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $38, but on average you can expect to pay $58.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to San Francisco under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to San Francisco is less than $66.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from California to San Francisco?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from California to San Francisco was viewed by 880 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Amtrak, Train and Bus are the most popular airlines when flying from California to San Francisco.

What are the most popular routes from California to San Francisco?

The most popular flight routes from California to San Francisco are Los Angeles - San Francisco, San Diego - San Francisco and Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to San Francisco?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $52. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - San Francisco) can be booked for $53 on average our data indicates $130 when flying from California to San Francisco

What are the most reliable airlines from California to San Francisco?

Before booking your flight to San Francisco from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Horizon Air (100%), China Eastern (100%), Virgin Australia( 100%).

How long is the flight from California to San Francisco?

For as low as $249, United Airlines can have you in San Francisco from California in 59m. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from California to San Francisco round-trip from $38. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Frontier, from $56, and JetBlue, from $67.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $23. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and JetBlue, as they are both options that can get you from California to San Francisco for a low price.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from California to San Francisco
Flight duration
1h 24m
Average temperature for December in San Francisco
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for December in San Francisco
4.7 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 9 airlines from California to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
$70 $95 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$65 $138 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $144 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$53 $162 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$75 $201 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$53 $224 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$88 $235 No cancel fee 63%
JSX
$118 $309 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.

Linear Air Taxi
$1,083 $4,456 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.

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