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

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to SFO flight in 2021: 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
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$120

From Los Angeles to San Francisco

One-way from

$64

One-way flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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 Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Sunday 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?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 7% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 35 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $99, or $105 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $48.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 7% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco in May, June 2021

The best prices found for LAX to SFO flights for May, June
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$55pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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8 Jun - 8 Jun
$69pp
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5 Jun - 5 Jun
$70pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Los Angeles to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles found for this year
15 Sep - 15 Sep
$53pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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8 Jun - 15 Jun
$55pp
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10 Aug - 12 Aug
$59pp
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Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San Francisco direct flight deals
15 Sep - 15 Sep
$53pp
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Alaska Airlines
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8 Jun - 15 Jun
$55pp
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10 Aug - 12 Aug
$59pp
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Last minute flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
18 May - 12 Jun
$96pp
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18 May - 25 May
$118pp
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18 May - 25 May
$119pp
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One-way flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
6:10 am - 7:46 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 36m
LAX - SFO
JetBlue
2:10 am - 3:38 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 28m
LAX - SFO
Alaska Airlines
2:03 pm - 5:56 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 53m
LAX - SFO
Frontier
$70
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to San Francisco

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco 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 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 United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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 17m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 58 outbound flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco offered by 14 different airlines.

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 $53, but on average you can expect to pay $76.

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 $74.

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

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

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Los Angeles to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 880 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?

11 flight departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 36% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 9% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 55% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Los Angeles or San Francisco?

In Los Angeles, there will be less rainfall in Los Angeles compared to San Francisco over the next 4 days.

Is Los Angeles weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in August, on average. The temperature in San Francisco is generally colder than in Los Angeles. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

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

Airlines like Alaska Airlines and American Airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 1h 24m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is about 339 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Los Angeles to San Francisco is Alaska Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $53 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are JetBlue and American Airlines, starting at $77 and $98 round-trip. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 60% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Alaska Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $24. Users have also found prices from $49 and $55 on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, respectively.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to San Francisco

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 9 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$59 $133 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$53 $149 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$50 $155 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$53 $168 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$53 $177 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$75 $187 No cancel fee 62%
Southwest
$104 $225 No cancel fee 63%
JSX
$143 $295 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
$1,992 $5,026 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 Los Angeles to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards San Francisco.
Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of LAX to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 39% of LAX to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of LAX to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of LAX to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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.
Sunday
58 daily flights
Monday
69 daily flights
Tuesday
69 daily flights
Wednesday
63 daily flights
Thursday
63 daily flights
Friday
56 daily flights
Saturday
33 daily flights
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