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Los Angeles to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 34m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Los Angeles
Flight Price $98
Distance 338 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$128
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$87
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
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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 $86 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found 61 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 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 May.
Morning departure is around 9% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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 24m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,101 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 458 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 American Airlines ($98), Delta ($100) and United Airlines ($101).
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?
Air New Zealand (42 times daily), United Airlines (37 times daily), Southwest (29 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$98
only
$98
Destination
San Francisco
$98
only
$98
Wed, Jan 30
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 27m
Sun, Feb 3
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 51m
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 72 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: No entertainment.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The plane was comfortable and flight was smooth.

Cons: The shuttle to the plane wasn't bad, but would prefer not to have that element included.

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: No room, limited entertainment, mediocre food. Was a very uncomfortable, long flight! Luggage late coming off plane, missed connecting flight and was not very helpful in getting rebooked.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Nice new seats.

Cons: The new seats are meant for "people shorter than 6 feet tall" as the flight attendant said to me. Is the airline industry deliberately discriminating against 6'6" people? 15% of the people you seat based on population are over 6'. I'm sick of paying more money for my long legs.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome roomy seat right behind business class. Could not have asked for better! And it was a gorgeous new aircraft.

Wed, Dec 5
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 41m
Fri, Dec 7
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: 90 minute delay leaving LAX. Stuck on plane. 30 minuet delay getting to gate after landing at SFO. Stuck on plane again.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: That it got me home

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Cons: Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

Fri, Dec 7
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 34m
Sat, Dec 8
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothingthe fact that we had to deplane and scramble to find flights

Cons: Flight was deplaned and we are now having to fly to a farther city and rent a car. This is then worst.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The text into about baggage claim was great!

Cons: N/A

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I had a great experience flying with United Airlines right from the moment I boarded the plane. The flight crew welcomed me (not that I expected them to do), the crew were very nice and in positive attitude. But above all, I loved the flight information videos on my screen. They were very informative, very entertaining and engaging, and funny. I think United Airlines did a great job creating these in-flight videos.

Cons: Alcoholic beverages were expensive on board the plane.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Tue, Jan 8
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 25m
Fri, Jan 11
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Cons: Delayed waiting for pilot of the next flight, seat controls didn't work properly.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: The plane was clean and enjoyable with a good selection of tv shows.

Cons: Issues with the two different airports. Both LAX and SFO have an aging infrastructure. We had difficulties boarding (jet bridge issues) and unboarding (another jet bridge issue).

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Loved the clean and new aircraft. With free up to date entertainment.

Cons: Nothing.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free movies!!

Cons: Leg room

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Happy to see my own country

Sat, Nov 10
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Sun, Nov 11
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 72 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: This flight is delayed 8/10. Miserable route

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: I could not check in online nor selecting a seat in advance. Getting the boarding pass and the seat was a nightmare. British neither American could not help me out. Horrible experience

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Nice new seats.

Cons: The new seats are meant for "people shorter than 6 feet tall" as the flight attendant said to me. Is the airline industry deliberately discriminating against 6'6" people? 15% of the people you seat based on population are over 6'. I'm sick of paying more money for my long legs.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome roomy seat right behind business class. Could not have asked for better! And it was a gorgeous new aircraft.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: No entertainment.

Sat, Feb 2
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 39m
Tue, Feb 5
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 39m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

Cons: Sat on the runway for over an hour to get the gate. Unacceptable.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: 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

Thu, Feb 7
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 25m
Sun, Feb 10
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 51m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Jennifer

Cons: All good

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Loved the clean and new aircraft. With free up to date entertainment.

Cons: Nothing.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Cons: Delayed waiting for pilot of the next flight, seat controls didn't work properly.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Great entertainment and friendly staff.

Cons: Again, no snacks!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: flight delayed upon take off

Cons: lateness

Tue, Nov 13
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Wed, Nov 14
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 39m
Trip: 2 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 72 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: I could not check in online nor selecting a seat in advance. Getting the boarding pass and the seat was a nightmare. British neither American could not help me out. Horrible experience

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Flexibility and helpfulness of staff.

Cons: I no longer fit in the seats because they keep shrinking the pitch

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: No entertainment.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: The flight was delayed like 4 times!! It was crazy the wait!

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Cons: The terminal 52A-J is a disgrace

Fri, Mar 1
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Sat, Mar 2
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: flight delayed upon take off

Cons: lateness

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Loved the clean and new aircraft. With free up to date entertainment.

Cons: Nothing.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: I got home

Cons: sweltering temperatures when boarding; delayed departure

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free movies!!

Cons: Leg room

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: Most everything about Alaska is a downgrade from Virgin America.

Sat, Jan 12
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 39m
Mon, Jan 14
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Cons: Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

Cons: Sat on the runway for over an hour to get the gate. Unacceptable.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short time and easy on and off boarding.

Cons: One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Cons: 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.

Sat, Dec 1
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 24m
Sun, Dec 2
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 36m
Trip: 2 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 72 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Just the pilot

Cons: Everything. Bad communication. 1 h delay. Then 3 hs in the plane. We ran out of gas. 2 more hours taxiing Never seen something similar. I really hope my mileage refund.

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: No room, limited entertainment, mediocre food. Was a very uncomfortable, long flight! Luggage late coming off plane, missed connecting flight and was not very helpful in getting rebooked.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: The flight was delayed like 4 times!! It was crazy the wait!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome roomy seat right behind business class. Could not have asked for better! And it was a gorgeous new aircraft.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: No entertainment.

Mon, Apr 1
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 44m
Thu, Apr 4
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 52m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Cons: Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Cons: Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

Thu, Dec 6
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 24m
Mon, Dec 10
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 72 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: No entertainment.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Attentive Flight Attenants

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome roomy seat right behind business class. Could not have asked for better! And it was a gorgeous new aircraft.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The plane was comfortable and flight was smooth.

Cons: The shuttle to the plane wasn't bad, but would prefer not to have that element included.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Flexibility and helpfulness of staff.

Cons: I no longer fit in the seats because they keep shrinking the pitch

Fri, Dec 21
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Mon, Dec 24
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free movies!!

Cons: Leg room

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: Most everything about Alaska is a downgrade from Virgin America.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Cons: Delayed waiting for pilot of the next flight, seat controls didn't work properly.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Great entertainment and friendly staff.

Cons: Again, no snacks!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Happy to see my own country

Thu, May 2
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 46m
Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Cons: Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short time and easy on and off boarding.

Cons: One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

Fri, May 17
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 33m
Sun, May 19
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Cons: Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: 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
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: That it got me home

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short time and easy on and off boarding.

Cons: One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight.

Wed, Nov 14
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Fri, Nov 16
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: 90 minute delay leaving LAX. Stuck on plane. 30 minuet delay getting to gate after landing at SFO. Stuck on plane again.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Cons: Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Cons: Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

Thu, Nov 22
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Mon, Nov 26
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short time and easy on and off boarding.

Cons: One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: That it got me home

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Cons: Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

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