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

LAX — SFO
Feb 12 — Feb 191

The best prices from Los Angeles to San Francisco are usually found in February or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

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 2023: compare Los Angeles to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.

LAX - SFO

Price

$98 - $177

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

SFO

Rainfall

0 - 4.4 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Round-trip from$98From Los Angeles to San Francisco
One-way from$48One-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 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 67% on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 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 $150. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $213.

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

February can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Los Angeles with a flight ticket averaging about $146. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $68. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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 15% 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 February, March 2023

The best prices found for LAX to SFO flights for February, March

Los Angeles to San Francisco 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles found for this year

Cheap JetBlue flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

  • JetBlue is one of the most popular airlines used for those traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Flights from JetBlue traveling this route typically cost $164.79 RT. This price is typically 16% more expensive than other airlines that offer Los Angeles to San Francisco flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $64. 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, JetBlue flights are 19% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

  • Alaska Airlines is one of the most popular airlines used for those traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Flights on this route from Alaska Airlines typically cost $167.20 RT, a price that is 47% cheaper than the average Los Angeles to San Francisco flight. The cheapest flight found was $59 RT. Los Angeles Airport is the most common Los Angeles airport to take off from when flying to San Francisco. San Francisco Airport is the most popular arrival airport in San Francisco. When flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Alaska Airlines flights are 18% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

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Last minute flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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One-way flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

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

Reviews of Airlines Servicing San Francisco

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Pro: We landed early at SFO Con: plane wasn’t tall enough to reach jetway connector to terminal. We had to use an outside ramp. Planes are extremely narrow and insufficient overhead space.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Pro: We landed early at SFO Con: plane wasn’t tall enough to reach jetway connector to terminal. We had to use an outside ramp. Planes are extremely narrow and insufficient overhead space.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,079 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Pro: We landed early at SFO Con: plane wasn’t tall enough to reach jetway connector to terminal. We had to use an outside ramp. Planes are extremely narrow and insufficient overhead space.

JetBlue
7.7
Good
387 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Pro: We landed early at SFO Con: plane wasn’t tall enough to reach jetway connector to terminal. We had to use an outside ramp. Planes are extremely narrow and insufficient overhead space.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,217 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Pro: We landed early at SFO Con: plane wasn’t tall enough to reach jetway connector to terminal. We had to use an outside ramp. Planes are extremely narrow and insufficient overhead space.

Southwest
7.5
Good
961 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,365 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Pro: We landed early at SFO Con: plane wasn’t tall enough to reach jetway connector to terminal. We had to use an outside ramp. Planes are extremely narrow and insufficient overhead space.

Related info for your journey

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

Are there direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Yes, LAX has several airlines offering sustainable flights between the two destinations. Airlines like Multiple, Qatar, DELTA, Alaska, and United offer direct flights from LAX to SFO. These airlines have plastic-free programs. For instance, Alaska and Qatar airlines use boxed water instead of plastic water bottles. Using these airlines will be sustainable when traveling from LAX to SFO.

What kind dining options can I expect at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

With over 100 local and organic food and beverage outlets, you can never miss something to elevate your mood and suit your preference. Dairy product lovers can grab cheese, milk, or meat. Passengers can also buy fresh fruits, grains, and vegetables.

Which airlines operating between Los Angeles and San Francisco are more sustainable?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airlines offer the most sustainable flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco. These flights emit fewer carbon than their counterparts. Also, they recommend flying nonstop if passengers want to fly more sustainably.

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 17m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 105 outbound flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco offered by 19 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, United Airlines, and Delta. 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 JetBlue for just $27, but on average you can expect to pay $84.

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 $84.

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: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 641 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?

60 flight departures from Los Angeles to San Francisco per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 7% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 40% 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 24m. JetBlue provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $27. 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 JetBlue is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $27. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Alaska Airlines and Undisclosed Carrier, with the lowest prices starting at $78 and $84, respectively. JetBlue is 81% 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 $34. However, be on the lookout for offers from JetBlue and American Airlines, 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: China Southern (100%), Fiji Airways (91%), Air China( 84%).

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

On average you can expect to pay $1,387 for a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The cheapest flight overall is $49 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - San Francisco) is currently priced at $77.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to San Francisco

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$32Average$83FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$43Average$82FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$44Average$107FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$49Average$177FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$59Average$167FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$64Average$165FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Breeze AirwaysCheapest$78Average$98FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$89Average$172FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Helpful tips for your next trip to San Francisco

  • When flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you'll take your flight from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Use the bus to access LAX from the city center. Passengers can board the bus at Union Station FlyAway-800N Alameda and will drop you at LAX Terminal 1 Lower Level FlyAway.
  • Use direct flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Direct flights use fewer carbon fuels than stopover flights. Qatar Airlines have invested in improving fuel efficiency. Also, Delta Airlines have initiatives to promote greener travel.
  • Most direct flights from Log Angeles to San Francisco depart from LAX. You can purchase food in bulk before your departure. LAX is filled with top-rated malls and over 70 retail outlets offering organic and local foodstuffs, which makes choosing a sustainable way of eating easier.

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles to San Francisco
14%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
29%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
43%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
14%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday104daily flights
Monday127daily flights
Tuesday90daily flights
Wednesday99daily flights
Thursday111daily flights
Friday118daily flights
Saturday86daily flights
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