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|January||Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)|
|March||Most popular time to fly (6% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$130||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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When to book flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Top tips for finding a cheap flight
- Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $110 or less.
- The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found, on average, 32 days before departure.
- Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is January.
- Booking flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco? Depending on where you’re staying, you can choose from three airports to fly into to cut down on commuting time. San Francisco International Airport in located in San Mateo County, 13 miles south of the city center. This is a great choice if you’re staying in San Francisco or visiting Sonoma or Napa Valley. Oakland International Airport is 10 miles south of downtown Oakland and a good option if you’re traveling to Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is located in San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
- Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco usually depart from Los Angeles Airport. If you want to do a little last-minute shopping before your flight, LAX rivals the top malls for shopping and has over 60 retail outlets, including international brands, gift shops, and newsstands.
- To showcase the dynamic, creative spirit of Los Angeles, LAX has transformed many of its public spaces into art spaces with exhibitions and installations for the enjoyment of travelers. The 11 exhibition sites are located in Terminals 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
- Before getting on your flight at Los Angeles International Airport, pamper yourself with a relaxing massage to improve your circulation. Manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments are available at the XpresSpa, located at the Tom Bradley International Terminal and the Be Relax Spa in Terminal 1.
- If flying stresses you out, the Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) Program at LAX gives you an opportunity to relax before your flight. Therapy dogs in red “pet me” vests can be found on the departure level of each terminal, accompanied by helpful handlers. Children and adults alike can cuddle and pat a friendly puppy for a few minutes before departing.
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