Favorite airline: United Airlines
The majority of passengers on the route Los Angeles – San Francisco prefer to fly with United Airlines.
United Airlines
37 %
22 %
Alaska Airlines
18 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 3 months before the flight. Pay only $97.00.
95 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are $35.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 26min
06h 00min
The favorite connection is non-stop
Non-stop flights are especially popular on this route. 89 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Direct flights
01h 26min, from $95
89 %
1 stopover Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport
06h 00min, from $130
6 %
1 stopover San Diego - Lindberg Field International, CA
07h 58min, from $340
3 %
Round trip from $95.00
A roundtrip costing only $95.00 is for example available departing 10/04/2019 and returning 10/07/2019.


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.