Favorite airline: Alaska Airlines
54 % of bookings on this flight route are made with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Delta.
Alaska Airlines
21 %
United Airlines
19 %
14 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 3 months before travel. Save up to 55 %.
94 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are $17.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 30min
05h 34min
The favorite connection is non-stop
78 % of all bookings on the route Los Angeles to San Francisco are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
01h 30min, from $109
78 %
1 stopover Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport, NV
05h 34min, from $126
13 %
1 stopover Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport
04h 12min, from $160
5 %

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.