Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Our cheapest offers for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Here you can compare cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) for one-way or return trips. The following offers were searched for and found on idealo during the last few days. Or start your own flight search to San Francisco. Prices and availability may change at any time.

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

Favorite airline: Alaska Airlines
50 % of flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco are booked with Alaska Airlines.
Alaska Airlines
50 %
United Airlines
19 %
12 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 2 months before the flight. Pay only $55.00.
67 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
The cheapest flights on this route are operated on Friday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are $318.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 29min
17h 24min
The favorite connection is non-stop
97 % of travelers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
01h 29min, from $76
97 %
1 stopover Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, MN
17h 24min, from $394
3 %

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 information: Los Angeles - San Francisco

Roundtrip from $122.84
Flight duration min. 01:25 / max. 11:00
Return flight duration min. 01:25/ max. 10:45
Distance 544 km
Flights per week 416
Departure airport Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
Arrival airport San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO)
Destination country United States