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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 January or April, booked 60 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)

LAX - SFO
Price
$110 - $139
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches
Popular in March High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from $110 From Los Angeles to San Francisco
One-way from $48 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 44 days in advance to save up to 20% 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 44 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 $117, or $137 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 April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $61.

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 8% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco in September, October 2020

The best prices found for LAX to SFO flights for September, October
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$70pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$76pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Oct - 19 Oct
$77pp
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles found for this year
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$70pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$76pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Oct - 19 Oct
$77pp
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San Francisco direct flight deals
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$70pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$76pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Oct - 19 Oct
$77pp
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

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
4 Oct - 6 Oct
$129pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Oct - 7 Oct
$132pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Oct - 12 Oct
$138pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
1:30 pm - 2:39 pm
British Airways
Nonstop
1h 09m
LAX - SFO
British Airways
$48
Travelgenio
2:00 am - 3:35 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 35m
LAX - SFO
JetBlue
4:45 pm - 6:07 pm
Delta
Nonstop
1h 22m
LAX - SFO
Delta
$63
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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 Lufthansa for just $70, but on average you can expect to pay $93.

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 $108.

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 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?

8 flight departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Los Angeles or San Francisco?

In Los Angeles, there will be same rainfall in Los Angeles compared to San Francisco over the next 2 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 JetBlue, Lufthansa, and Delta fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 1h 30m. 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 Lufthansa. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $70 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are JetBlue and Delta, starting at $77 and $107 round-trip. Users have found that Lufthansa is 46% 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 JetBlue. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $38. Users have also found prices from $48 and $49 on JetBlue and British Airways, respectively.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Flight duration
1h 30m
Average temperature for September in San Francisco
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Francisco
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 50% of LAX to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 32% of LAX to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of LAX to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of LAX to SFO departures
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Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Sunday
68 daily flights
Monday
75 daily flights
Tuesday
66 daily flights
Wednesday
70 daily flights
Thursday
70 daily flights
Friday
67 daily flights
Saturday
66 daily flights
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