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

LAX — SFO
May 17 — May 241

The best prices from Los Angeles to San Francisco are usually found in July or September, booked 34 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to SFO flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.

LAX - SFO

Price

$120 - $137

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

SFO

Rainfall

0 - 4.4 inches

Popular inMarchHigh demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest inJulyBest time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop
Round-trip from$120From Los Angeles to San Francisco
One-way from$49One-way flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco. 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 San Francisco.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 30 days in advance, which can save you up to 118% on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 30 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $176. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $271.

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

July can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Los Angeles with a flight ticket averaging about $134. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 20% on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LAX to SFO flights for May, June
Jun 2 - Jun 7
LAX

Los Angeles

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San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 39m
$87

Multiple Airlines

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Jun 1 - Jun 7
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 34m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 34m
$88

JetBlue

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Jun 8 - Jun 14
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 30m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 32m
$100

Multiple Airlines

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Los Angeles to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles found for this year
Oct 19 - Oct 20
LAX

Los Angeles

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San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 42m
$68

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Sep 1 - Sep 4
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 32m
$69

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Sep 4 - Sep 6
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 35m
$70

Alaska Airlines

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Cheap United Airlines flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Sep 7 - Sep 14
LAX

Los Angeles

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San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 28m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 35m
$88

United Airlines

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Aug 26 - Aug 29
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 28m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 39m
$105

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Aug 26 - Aug 29
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 28m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 39m
$108

United Airlines

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  • If you’re traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is United Airlines. Flights from United Airlines traveling this route typically cost $96.80 RT. This price is typically 92% more expensive than other airlines that offer Los Angeles to San Francisco flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $39. The most popular departure airport in Los Angeles when flying to San Francisco is Los Angeles Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting San Francisco is San Francisco Airport. When flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco, United Airlines flights are 36% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Sep 9 - Sep 12
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

5h 58m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 29m
$127

American Airlines

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Sep 14 - Sep 17
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 19m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

6h 10m
$132

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Deal found 5/9/22

Sep 7 - Sep 10
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

5h 58m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

6h 10m
$136

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/9/22

  • If you’re traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is American Airlines. Flights from American Airlines traveling this route typically cost $176.81 RT. This price is typically 72% more expensive than other airlines that offer Los Angeles to San Francisco flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $48. The most popular departure airport in Los Angeles when flying to San Francisco is Los Angeles Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting San Francisco is San Francisco Airport. When flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco, American Airlines flights are 34% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San Francisco direct flight deals
Oct 19 - Oct 20
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Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 42m
$68

Alaska Airlines

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Sep 1 - Sep 4
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 32m
$69

Alaska Airlines

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Sep 4 - Sep 6
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 35m
$70

Alaska Airlines

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Last minute flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
May 18 - May 24
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 34m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 29m
$106

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/10/22

May 19 - May 24
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 28m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 45m
$108

United Airlines

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Deal found 5/9/22

May 17 - Jun 1
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 28m
SFO

San Francisco

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

1h 32m
$114

Multiple Airlines

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One-way flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Oct 5
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 23m
$25

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 5/9/22

Aug 24
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
$26

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 5/11/22

Sep 1
LAX

Los Angeles

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 25m
$29

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 5/9/22

Related info for your journey

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

Skyrocketing rent and tech money inflows are spurring rapid change in San Francisco, driving out lots of seasoned residents and businesses. Plenty of the old classics hang on, such as the St. Francis Fountain and Brava Theater Center. Of course, the fog that envelops the Golden Gate Bridge is a mainstay and Bernal Heights Summit still offers the most magnificent view of the city. New San Francisco has lots to offer as well, with countless hip bars, boutiques and eateries now lining venerable Valencia Street and popping up all over town.

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

The gate-to-gate flight time for direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is about 65 to 75 minutes, depending on the airline and which airports you fly to and from.

Which airlines operate flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Spirit, jetBlue, Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, United and Southwest each fly nonstop from various Los Angeles-area airports to one or more San Francisco-area airports. With three major airports in or near each city, it's easy to find a convenient route.

How frequent are flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

With about 200 or more flights scheduled on a typical day, you won't have any problem finding a flight any time of day between about 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Which airports serve Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The San Francisco area is served by San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC.) Los Angeles is primarily served by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), and Bob Hope Airport (BUR), also known as Hollywood Burbank Airport.

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

The cheapest avenue between the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas is the Los Angeles International Airport to San Francisco International Airport route. Conveniently, these airports offer the greatest number of date and time options.Los Angeles is sunnier than San Francisco, thanks largely to the latter's almost-perpetual fog, but Frisco's fog is better than Los Angeles' smog any day. Getting around San Francisco is a lot easier to enjoy, with shorter distances, less traffic and a better public transit system. Despite San Francisco's ubiquitous hills, it's a city almost made for walking, with charming old neighborhoods, amazing hilltop views and lots of restaurants, shops and mini-breweries. Prefer wine over beer? Be sure to tour Napa Valley if you have time, and don't miss amazing Muir Woods, home to some of the largest and oldest redwood trees in the world.Treat yourself to an exciting vacation on San Francisco. Enter your travel plans in our smart search engine to check out all the cheap flights from LA to San Francisco.

What airports do I use to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

To fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you need to book a flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO). Nonstop flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles take 1h 19m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 88 outbound flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco offered by 16 different airlines.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $91.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is less than $90.

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

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

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

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

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

This flight path from Los Angeles to San Francisco was viewed by 301 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 Los Angeles to San Francisco on average per day?

76 flight departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 32% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 37% of flight departures

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

A quick flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco can take about 1h 18m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $68. The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is about 339 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Flying on Alaska Airlines is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $68. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $88 and $93, respectively. Alaska Airlines is 49% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $25. However, be on the lookout for offers from JetBlue and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to San Francisco for a low price.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco are Amtrak, Train and Bus. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

Before booking your flight to San Francisco from Los Angeles, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Gulf Air (92%), American Airlines (92%), Qantas Airways( 91%).

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

On average you can expect to pay $391 for a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The cheapest flight overall is $44 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - San Francisco) is currently priced at $86.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Top 5 airlines flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$9Average$18FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$20Average$139FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$34Average$77FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$39Average$148FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$39Average$97FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles to San Francisco
20%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
28%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
32%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
20%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Los Angeles to San Francisco

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Sunday83daily flights
Monday102daily flights
Tuesday110daily flights
Wednesday107daily flights
Thursday93daily flights
Friday72daily flights
Saturday55daily flights