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Low season

JulyBest time to beat the crowds (11% less expensive on average)

High season

NovemberMost popular time to fly (10% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$202(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$148or less

Good deal one-way

$79or less

When to book flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $79 or less one-way and $148 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found, on average, 30 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • If you need to find additional information regarding your flight, you can download the San Francisco Flight Tracker App and you will be able to discover essential information regarding the airport as well as your flight. You will be able to find restaurants and locate facilities inside the airport, which will make your travels as simple as possible.
  • When travelling from San Francisco city centre to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you can travel via the BART train. The trip will cost you about $ 8 (A$ 11.44) and it will take roughly 50min to reach the airport. If you travel by taxi, the trip will take roughly 30min and will cost approximately $ 35 (A$ 50).
  • Upon your arrival at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can access the airport lounges by purchasing a day pass. The airport lounges that allow economy class travellers access through day pass are located at Terminal 6 of the airport. You will also be able to find airport lounges reserved for airline members, such as Qantas and Delta Sky Club.
  • Los Angeles International Airport is located roughly 22 km from the city centre. You can reach the city centre from the airport by train for a fare of around $ 1.75 (A$ 2.50). This is the cheapest method of reaching the city centre from the airport and the trip will take approximately 1h.
  • Should you require additional assistance once you land at Los Angeles International Airport, it is best to phone the airport in advance to pre-arrange services like wheelchair rental and other special services. The airport does accommodate travellers with reduced mobility, although pre-arrangement is recommended.
  • There are a few hotels located onsite at Los Angeles International Airport. Holiday Inn Los Angeles, Hilton Los Angeles, and Quality Inn & Suites Los Angeles are all located onsite. If you opt to stay at a hotel that is situated near the airport, you can make use of hotel shuttle services to reach the hotel.

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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