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Cheap flight deals from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX-SFO)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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06:00 - 07:29LAX-SFO
1h 29mdirect
06:00 - 07:36SFO-LAX
1h 36mdirect
$148Alaska Airlines
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Sun, 2 Jun - Wed, 5 Jun
06:00 - 07:29LAX-SFO
1h 29mdirect
06:00 - 07:36SFO-LAX
1h 36mdirect
$149Alaska Airlines
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Sun, 2 Jun - Wed, 5 Jun
06:00 - 07:29LAX-SFO
1h 29mdirect
06:00 - 07:36SFO-LAX
1h 36mdirect
$171Alaska Airlines
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Sat, 1 Jun - Mon, 3 Jun
06:00 - 07:26LAX-SFO
1h 26mdirect
18:59 - 20:39SFO-LAX
1h 40mdirect
$185Alaska Airlines
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Tue, 2 Jul - Thu, 4 Jul
06:00 - 07:24LAX-SFO
1h 24mdirect
06:45 - 08:15SFO-LAX
1h 30mdirect
$213Delta
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Thu, 15 Aug - Sun, 18 Aug
19:50 - 21:16LAX-SFO
1h 26mdirect
06:10 - 07:45SFO-LAX
1h 35mdirect
$220Delta
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Sat, 1 Jun - Sun, 2 Jun
06:00 - 07:24LAX-SFO
1h 24mdirect
18:30 - 20:14SFO-LAX
1h 44mdirect
$244United Airlines
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Fri, 25 Oct - Mon, 28 Oct
11:33 - 12:56LAX-SFO
1h 23mdirect
13:40 - 15:09SFO-LAX
1h 29mdirect
$285JetBlue
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Tue, 4 Jun - Fri, 7 Jun
10:07 - 23:36LAX-SFO
13h 29m1 stop
22:40 - 11:10SFO-LAX
12h 30m1 stop
$416JetBlue
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Wed, 14 Aug - Mon, 19 Aug
19:15 - 09:39LAX-SFO
14h 24m1 stop
23:00 - 08:30SFO-LAX
9h 30m1 stop
$564United Airlines
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Tue, 9 Jul - Fri, 12 Jul

Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is April, where tickets cost $193 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and November, where the average cost of tickets is $259 and $259 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 78 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $148 on Alaska Airlines, followed by Delta ($149). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $64 on Frontier and from $74 on Delta.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

The airlines most regularly connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco are Alaska Airlines (14 flights per day), Delta (11 flights per day), and United Airlines (9 flights per day).

Which airlines fly direct between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
There are 7 airlines that fly direct from Los Angeles to San Francisco. They are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Alaska Airlines at $167 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Alaska Airlines.

How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco per day?

Each day, there are between 42 and 57 nonstop flights that take off from Los Angeles and land in San Francisco, with an average flight time of 1h 26m. The most common departure time is 19:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 354 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Thursday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco take?

The duration of a direct flight to San Francisco from Los Angeles is typically 1h 20m. The journey crosses a distance of 874 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Los Angeles at 06:00 and will be landing in San Francisco at 07:29.

What’s the latest departure time from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco jets off at 23:25 and lands at 00:56.

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Low season

January

High season

May

Cheapest flight

$64
Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 9% lower on average.
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When to book flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

  • Is Wi-Fi available at airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco?

    To cater to business and leisure travelers, LAX, San Francisco International Airport, and San Jose International Airport offer free wireless internet services.

  • What kind of dining options can I find at Los Angeles International Airport?

    With over 90 food and beverage outlets, LAX has something to suit your mood and preference. Enjoy a drink at the sophisticated Petrossian Caviar & Champagne Bar, dine on upscale French-Japanese fusion cuisine at Chaya, or grab a quick burger, frozen yoghurt, or coffee.

  • I’m traveling with kids. How can I keep them entertained at LAX?

    The LAX Beach is a beach-themed play area for children aged between 2 and 8 years old. Located at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, kids can play safely and burn off some energy before getting on a flight.

  • What are the public transport options from San Francisco International Airport to the center?

    BART operates a rapid rail service from San Francisco International Airport to San Francisco and the East Bay. Get the free AirTrain from any terminal to the SFO BART Station. SamTrans runs a bus service connecting the airport with San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco. A number of routes stop at the Airport terminals including SFO and ECR. The Caltrain Commuter Rail provides a rail service between San Francisco and San Jose. Take a SamTrans bus to Caltrain’s Millbrae Station to connect.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was $39 for a one-way ticket and $90 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    On your way to San Francisco, you’ll fly out from Los Angeles. You’ll be landing at San Francisco.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    Delta, JetBlue, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Japan Airlines offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Los Angeles to San Francisco flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    The Airbus A320-100/200 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Los Angeles to San Francisco flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    There are direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Francisco from Los Angeles is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to San Francisco with an airline and back to Los Angeles with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco from Los Angeles up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $59 or less one-way.
  • 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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Prefer to fly direct from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Find which airlines fly direct from Los Angeles to San Francisco, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Los Angeles to San Francisco

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +36 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +37 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +36 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +37 more

Friday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +38 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +39 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +36 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +37 more

Sunday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +38 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +39 more

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Direct returns

San Francisco to Los Angeles

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +36 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +37 more

Friday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +37 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +38 more

Sunday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +39 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +40 more

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Top airline flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Los Angeles to San Francisco? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.0
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 9171 reviews
8.6Crew
8.2Boarding
7.9Comfort
7.3Food
7.3Entertainment
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Sat on tarmac for 30 minutes despite staring at three empty gates, one of which we eventually pulled into

2.0 MediocreRon, May 2024LAX - SFO
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Sat on tarmac for 30 minutes despite staring at three empty gates, one of which we eventually pulled into

Flight was changed twice. Original flight was scheduled at 5:30pm. Weeks before flight, flight was changed to 7:00pm. On the date of flight, flight was delayed and departed at 9:00pm. This caused many problems and significantly affected our schedule at our destination.

They canceled my flight going back to SF after I was at the airport. Wanted me to take a flight 14 hours later. Not a happy camper.

I didn’t like not knowing my seat till I got to the airport - and my boarding group was F (last).

Clean plane, relatively spacious in Main Cabin. One experience: I'm 79, with torn rotator cuff (R shoulder). I asked for help getting my carryon into the overhead bin and was told that the staff "does not help with this" (or some such phrase. On previous flights, help has been offered (and accepted). I prevailed on a fellow passenger for this. Also, why not board back to front?? Would this not help in the speed of boarding?

No tv, movies for a 6 hour flight! Worst airline I have ever travelled!

Ground crew was great in Austin, flight crew left a lot to be desired. Not particularly friendly, helpful or nice.

Like South West(2 check in baggage free) if Alaskan Airlines could give at least one check in baggage free then it would be great.

Staff great. Tight seating. Pretzels and drink same as any other airline.

Horrible. I likely will have to spend several thousand dollars to rebook my international flights, due to their delays, plus a hotel in SF. I can’t wait to never fly them again!

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Los Angeles to San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
25/6Tue
directFrontier
1h 20mLAX-SFO
$64
25/6Tue
directDelta
1h 27mLAX-SFO
$74
6/8Tue
directAlaska Airlines
1h 26mLAX-SFO
$90
16/8Fri
directAlaska Airlines
1h 26mLAX-SFO
$108
26/6Wed
1 stopSouthwest
10h 10mLAX-SFO
$136
25/6Tue
2 stopsSouthwest
13h 50mLAX-SFO
$144
16/7Tue
1 stopUnited Airlines
17h 55mLAX-SFO
$523
16/8Fri
1 stopUnited Airlines
19h 25mLAX-SFO
$556
24/6Mon
1 stopAmerican Airlines
19h 05mLAX-SFO
$789
15/6Sat
1 stopAmerican Airlines
19h 05mLAX-SFO
$902

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Last minute flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco that are departing in the next 10 days.
27/5Mon
directDelta
1h 25mLAX-SFO
29/5Wed
directDelta
1h 35mSFO-LAX
$220
26/5Sun
directAlaska Airlines
1h 29mLAX-SFO
29/5Wed
directAlaska Airlines
1h 32mSFO-LAX
$228
25/5Sat
directDelta
1h 26mLAX-SFO
30/5Thu
directDelta
1h 35mSFO-LAX
$252
25/5Sat
directDelta
1h 26mLAX-SFO
28/5Tue
directDelta
1h 40mSFO-LAX
$257
26/5Sun
directAlaska Airlines
1h 29mLAX-SFO
2/6Sun
directAlaska Airlines
1h 36mSFO-LAX
$266
26/5Sun
directDelta
1h 23mLAX-SFO
2/6Sun
directDelta
1h 35mSFO-LAX
$290
23/5Thu
multi-stopSouthwest
5h 55mLAX-SFO
24/5Fri
multi-stopSouthwest
6h 10mSFO-LAX
$402
23/5Thu
multi-stopSouthwest
9h 50mLAX-SFO
24/5Fri
multi-stopSouthwest
8h 15mSFO-LAX
$410
24/5Fri
directUnited Airlines
1h 35mLAX-SFO
27/5Mon
directUnited Airlines
1h 45mSFO-LAX
$569
24/5Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
6h 20mLAX-SFO
27/5Mon
directUnited Airlines
1h 45mSFO-LAX
$692

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Los Angeles - San Francisco Flights

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Destination:

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Return flight deals:

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$254

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