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Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 10% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Los Angeles to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 21m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,873 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 556 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($65), United ($76) and Virgin America ($79).
Do I need a passport to fly between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Alaska Airlines (41 times daily), Virgin America (40 times daily), United (38 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Los Angeles to San Francisco?
For Los Angeles to San Francisco, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$65
only
$65
Destination
San Francisco
$65
only
$65
Thu, Mar 1
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Sun, Mar 4
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
BOS
SAN
Okay 4.6

On time flight

Poor service for food and beverage

SEA
LAX
Good 6.0

737 900

Delay at gate....computer issues????

SJC
SEA
Good 6.0

Airplane was dirty upon boarding - food and miscellaneous remnants on the seats and floor, used trash bag in the seat back in front of me

ORD
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Good customer service and comfortable plane

Sat for an hour before take off.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

Wed, Dec 6
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Thu, Dec 7
SFO
LAX
1h 38m
Trip: 2 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 243 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

This was 11PM flight from LAX to SFO which takes about an hour and a half. We sat on the tarmac for nearly two hours with little feedback from the crew and screaming kids (I too wanted to scream). When I requested information, I was told that they had to remove a passenger and get gas. It sounded like a cruel joke. Unprofessional, disrespectful and all around terrible experience.

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.6

On my connecting flight while boarding they informed me that they did not have enough room for my carry on. I was flying first class, and after the flight had landed and I looked into the compartments, the crew could had easily made room for my carry on. The worst part is that I had my passport in my carry on and missed my connecting flight to Cabo.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Sitting on tha runway in LA for one hour

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

See above

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.3

Not much...

Flight got delayed, 2 hours stuck on runway, made us go back to the gate deplane and out of nowhere replane while deplaning. Resulted in a 3 hours delay, missed my connection in SFO and took me 5 more hours to reach my final destination Seoul (with an additional stopover). Crew were lost, we were too, and the 30 Koreans (who doesn’t speak English) in my plane were even more than me !

Sat, Dec 2
LAX
SFO
1h 21m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
LAX
1h 28m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 725 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Made it back alive and well

Flight was delayed almost 2 hours... pretty typical for SFO, but still.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

The seat was so comfortable I instantly fell alseep.

Boarding was delayed not because the plane was delayed, but because we didn't have a flight crew. We were scheduled to arrive close to 1 AM, but instead we arrived closer to 2 AM. That was a bummer, especially for the relatives who were picking me up.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

The crew was very nice and friendly.

The flight was cancelled after we boarded. We were told it was a bird strike. We left the plane fairly quickly. They said there was a standby plane somewhere, so we should board all together onto another plane in 45 mins. After 20 mins, we were told we needed to rebook for different planes. We scrambled to get in line or call the customer service on our phones. Luckily, there were 3 more flights that night and we were able to get on a later flight.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Our flight was delayed 3 hours, causing me to attend a business meeting late.

Wed, Dec 20
LAX
SFO
1h 37m
Thu, Jan 4
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 16 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

The only thing I liked was that I was one fight closer to home. This flight was awful.

The aft lavatory had a broken seat lid so they took the entire lavatory out of commission for our flight, and our flight knowingly experienced ground delays so one lavatory for 100 people for several hours is UNPLEASANT. One crewmember was in a foul mood, and due to the lavatory issue, refused to let anyone use the forward lavatory while she was doing drink service, even during an emergency.

Thu, Nov 30
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Tue, Dec 5
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 4
LAX
SFO
1h 37m
Sat, Mar 10
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Trip: 7 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
MEX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendants very attentive and helpful as well as a smooth fligh.

Departed late was the only thing, otherwise very good.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 8.0

I think better than other airlines. Provided a snack, beverages and wine for purchase. Very friendly team. I had no problems. I really appreciate the late flight from PDX to PHX on weekdays. It is very convenient for work related travel. I don't think any other airline flight back to PHX that late. I also appreciate that they offer power, free limited WIFI (to text/send messages).

I did not really dislike anything. I think it was a good experience overall. However, there is room for improvement for all airlines. It would be nice to see more comfortable seats, additional amenities and lower prices. I bought the last minute ticket one war PDX to PHX for $500. I think that was a little expensive, even for last minute traveling.

SEA
LAX
Good 6.0

737 900

Delay at gate....computer issues????

PHX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Excellent Crew - I flew standby, so have great gate agents and flight attendants makes all the difference when you’re hoping for a seat. In flight they are professional and personable and keep you up to date on what you need to know! Plus, I’m always happy when my flights have USB ports so I’m fully charged when I deplane.

I always want more leg room or a little more room under the seat in front of me. But I didn’t upgrade for a roomier seat and there was more than enough overhead space, so truly can’t complain about it!

SEA
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Great service for an affordable price!

Tue, Dec 5
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 725 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Our flight was delayed 3 hours, causing me to attend a business meeting late.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Crew and front desk staff at virgin were the best I could have asked for

Nothing

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff. Efficient. Great ambiance. And I love the in flight entertainment.

Had a slight hold up in take off, but I believe it was airport related. Essentially, traffic.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

The seat was so comfortable I instantly fell alseep.

Boarding was delayed not because the plane was delayed, but because we didn't have a flight crew. We were scheduled to arrive close to 1 AM, but instead we arrived closer to 2 AM. That was a bummer, especially for the relatives who were picking me up.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Boarding

Fri, Jan 19
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.3

Crew was okay, as well as the in flight snack

Over one hour delay to begin with and then we were stuck in the airplane for 45 mins waiting to pull into a gate.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them.

Tue, Apr 24
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Thu, May 3
SFO
LAX
1h 37m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
LAX
1h 28m
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 725 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

The seat was so comfortable I instantly fell alseep.

Boarding was delayed not because the plane was delayed, but because we didn't have a flight crew. We were scheduled to arrive close to 1 AM, but instead we arrived closer to 2 AM. That was a bummer, especially for the relatives who were picking me up.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The return flight was cancelled. They forced EXTRA FEES for all same day alternatives. TRY ANOTHER AIRLINE!

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Boarding

Mon, Jan 29
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Tue, Feb 6
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

Thu, Dec 7
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 725 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Crew and front desk staff at virgin were the best I could have asked for

Nothing

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff. Efficient. Great ambiance. And I love the in flight entertainment.

Had a slight hold up in take off, but I believe it was airport related. Essentially, traffic.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The return flight was cancelled. They forced EXTRA FEES for all same day alternatives. TRY ANOTHER AIRLINE!

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Boarding

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

Tue, Jan 30
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

The only thing I liked was that I was one fight closer to home. This flight was awful.

The aft lavatory had a broken seat lid so they took the entire lavatory out of commission for our flight, and our flight knowingly experienced ground delays so one lavatory for 100 people for several hours is UNPLEASANT. One crewmember was in a foul mood, and due to the lavatory issue, refused to let anyone use the forward lavatory while she was doing drink service, even during an emergency.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport

Sat, Dec 16
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Thu, Dec 28
SFO
LAX
1h 34m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Sun, Jan 14
SFO
LAX
1h 38m
Trip: 38 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 725 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Made it back alive and well

Flight was delayed almost 2 hours... pretty typical for SFO, but still.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

The crew was very nice and friendly.

The flight was cancelled after we boarded. We were told it was a bird strike. We left the plane fairly quickly. They said there was a standby plane somewhere, so we should board all together onto another plane in 45 mins. After 20 mins, we were told we needed to rebook for different planes. We scrambled to get in line or call the customer service on our phones. Luckily, there were 3 more flights that night and we were able to get on a later flight.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff. Efficient. Great ambiance. And I love the in flight entertainment.

Had a slight hold up in take off, but I believe it was airport related. Essentially, traffic.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Crew and front desk staff at virgin were the best I could have asked for

Nothing

Wed, Jan 31
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Thu, Feb 8
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Okay 4.3

Crew was okay, as well as the in flight snack

Over one hour delay to begin with and then we were stuck in the airplane for 45 mins waiting to pull into a gate.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

The only thing I liked was that I was one fight closer to home. This flight was awful.

The aft lavatory had a broken seat lid so they took the entire lavatory out of commission for our flight, and our flight knowingly experienced ground delays so one lavatory for 100 people for several hours is UNPLEASANT. One crewmember was in a foul mood, and due to the lavatory issue, refused to let anyone use the forward lavatory while she was doing drink service, even during an emergency.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

Mon, Dec 18
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Sat, Dec 30
SFO
LAX
1h 42m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
Trip: 36 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 725 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Our flight was delayed 3 hours, causing me to attend a business meeting late.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Made it back alive and well

Flight was delayed almost 2 hours... pretty typical for SFO, but still.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

The crew was very nice and friendly.

The flight was cancelled after we boarded. We were told it was a bird strike. We left the plane fairly quickly. They said there was a standby plane somewhere, so we should board all together onto another plane in 45 mins. After 20 mins, we were told we needed to rebook for different planes. We scrambled to get in line or call the customer service on our phones. Luckily, there were 3 more flights that night and we were able to get on a later flight.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff. Efficient. Great ambiance. And I love the in flight entertainment.

Had a slight hold up in take off, but I believe it was airport related. Essentially, traffic.

Tue, Feb 6
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them.

Wed, Dec 20
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Thu, Dec 28
SFO
LAX
1h 34m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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