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Los Angeles to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 33m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Los Angeles
Flight Price $97
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Delta, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines

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Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$119
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$64
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $64 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found 59 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 51% more expensive 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 25m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,505 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 519 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 Delta ($97), Alaska Airlines ($97) and American Airlines ($100).
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 (49 times daily), United Airlines (36 times daily), Southwest (31 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$97
only
$97
Destination
San Francisco
$97
only
$97
Tue, Jan 8
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 31m
Wed, Jan 9
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 2 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
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 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

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
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: That it got me home

Sat, Feb 16
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 25m
Tue, Feb 19
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 70 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: On time. Free soda.

Cons: No free booze. Other passengers tedious, human.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Great entertainment and friendly staff.

Cons: Again, no snacks!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Comfortable seats, good entertainment. Nice plane overall.

Cons: Under seat storage seemed small compared to other planes.

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: The seat was ok and has plenty of leg room. I think I ended up in a premium seat for some reason.

Cons: The flight got delayed one hour without any advance notice, and there was barely any seating available at the gate at LAX so Me and some others ended up sitting in the floor during the wait. We were taxiing for another 30 minutes too before being allowed to leave the plane once we landed.

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).

Wed, Jan 30
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Sun, Feb 3
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 72 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
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
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
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

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

Fri, Dec 14
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 27m
Sun, Jan 6
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Trip: 24 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 290 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
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was friendly, smooth flight.

Cons: Seats are terrible.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The help

Cons: Nothing

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

Sat, Jan 12
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 28m
Tue, Jan 15
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
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
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 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
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

Sat, Mar 2
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Tue, Mar 5
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Comfortable seats, good entertainment. Nice plane overall.

Cons: Under seat storage seemed small compared to other planes.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: alaska was just running behind today. boarded 15 mjnutes late and touched down 40 mjnutes behind schedule. should have gone southwest

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

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

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

Pros: Great entertainment and friendly staff.

Cons: Again, no snacks!

Thu, May 2
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 39m
Sun, May 5
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 51m
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 290 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was quick all around.

Cons: N/A

LAX
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: We landed ahead of schedule.

Cons: Connecting United flight was late due to us waiting for a gate for almost an hour. As a result we had to run to the gate to make the Tokyo flight. On boarding, staff were less than helpful in finding spaces for our luggage etc.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was friendly, smooth flight.

Cons: Seats are terrible.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Hate the boarding process

Cons: Never liked that short terrible flight, crew were rude

Wed, Feb 13
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 31m
Sun, Feb 17
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 5 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
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
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
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
Good 6.3

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

Fri, Apr 26
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Sun, Apr 28
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 70 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: Loved the clean and new aircraft. With free up to date entertainment.

Cons: Nothing.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time. Free soda.

Cons: No free booze. Other passengers tedious, human.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: alaska was just running behind today. boarded 15 mjnutes late and touched down 40 mjnutes behind schedule. should have gone southwest

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Comfortable seats, good entertainment. Nice plane overall.

Cons: Under seat storage seemed small compared to other planes.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

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

Thu, Apr 11
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
Sat, Apr 13
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
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
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

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

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Cons: Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

Tue, Dec 11
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 39m
Wed, Dec 12
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
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
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

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: 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.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable.

Sun, Mar 17
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 37m
Wed, Mar 20
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

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

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.

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 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

Cons: Got in early

Thu, Apr 4
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Tue, Apr 9
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Trip: 6 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
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 2.6

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
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

Fri, May 17
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Sun, May 19
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
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 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.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Got in early

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.

Thu, Jun 6
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
Sun, Jun 9
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
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
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
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.

Wed, Jun 26
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
Fri, Jun 28
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
8.1
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
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.

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

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