Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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

Favorite airline: United Airlines
45 % of flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco are booked with United Airlines.
United Airlines
45 %
Alaska Airlines
27 %
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 the cheapest connection
Direct flights on this route are $483.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 29min
13h 17min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco are most often booked as a direct flight.
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 information: Los Angeles - San Francisco

Cheapest outbound flight from $46.28
Roundtrip from $80.00
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