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
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Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
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Precipitation
0 - 4.4 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

$40

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?

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.

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 7% on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to SFO flights for October, November
10 Nov - 30 Nov
$32pp
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Alaska Airlines
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17 Nov - 17 Nov
$50pp
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16 Nov - 17 Nov
$53pp
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Los Angeles to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles found for this year
10 Nov - 30 Nov
$32pp
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6 Dec - 11 Dec
$41pp
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17 Nov - 17 Nov
$50pp
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Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San Francisco direct flight deals
10 Nov - 30 Nov
$32pp
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11 Jan - 25 Jan
$37pp
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6 Dec - 11 Dec
$41pp
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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
27 Oct - 4 Nov
$62pp
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30 Oct - 3 Nov
$91pp
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29 Oct - 31 Oct
$94pp
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One-way flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
8:27 am - 9:55 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 28m
LAX - SFO
American Airlines
2:17 am - 3:46 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
1h 29m
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Major Airline
$44
StudentUniverse
1:05 am - 2:27 am
JetBlue
Nonstop
1h 22m
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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles 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 16m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 83 outbound flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco offered by 14 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 United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American 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 $37, but on average you can expect to pay $62.

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 $58.

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, 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 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?

45 flight departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 2% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 40% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 38% 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 19m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $37. 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 $37. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Major Airline and JetBlue, with the lowest prices starting at $73 and $77, respectively. Alaska Airlines is 72% 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 $15. However, be on the lookout for offers from Major Airline and JetBlue, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to San Francisco for a low price.

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

On average you can expect to pay $240 for a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The cheapest flight overall is $48 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - San Francisco) is currently priced at $66.

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: Fiji Airways (100%), ANA (97%), Iberia( 96%).

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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

Most visitors from Los Angeles need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Do I need a test to fly back to Los Angeles from San Francisco?

Returning to Los Angeles from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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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 from LAX to SFO
1h 27m
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

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
Alaska Airlines
$50 $155 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$53 $149 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$53 $177 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$53 $168 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $133 No cancel fee 65%
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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 49% of LAX to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 20% of LAX to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of LAX to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 12% of LAX to SFO departures
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.
Sunday
79 daily flights
Monday
69 daily flights
Tuesday
84 daily flights
Wednesday
99 daily flights
Thursday
119 daily flights
Friday
81 daily flights
Saturday
51 daily flights
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