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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Favorite airline: United Airlines
81 % of bookings on this flight route are made with United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta.
United Airlines
45 %
Alaska Airlines
27 %
Delta
9 %
Tip: book 4 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 4 months before the flight. Pay only $116.00.
116 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 79 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 29min
13h 17min
$127
$610
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 91 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
01h 29min, from $127
91 %
1 stopover New York - John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
13h 17min, from $610
9 %

Useful information about the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The flight route from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) is popular among all sorts of travelers- both business passengers and those on vacation- with over 47 flights daily. It will take you around 1 and a half hours to travel the 382 miles up the state. Airlines offering a direct flight are: American, Virgin America, Southwest, United and Delta.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

There are several airlines offering a low-cost air ticket option so that you can have more to spend on your trip. The three that routinely offer good deals are United, Virgin America and American. As usual, tips for finding the lowest fare include early booking, avoiding school vacations and weekends and using a flight comparison site to help find good deals. 

Destination San Francisco

Once you have landed, getting around town is easy and, given that it's San Francisco, often stylish. BART operates a rapid rail service to northern San Mateo County, downtown and the East Bay. From the terminal use the Airtrain to get to the station. Alternatively, buses, taxis and shuttles are also available.

Flight details Los Angeles - San Francisco
  • Flight duration: min. 01:25 / max. 11:00
  • Distance: 544 km
  • Flights per week: 416
  • Return flight duration: min. 01:25 / max. 10:45