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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$516
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$324
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $323 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found 30 days before departure, on average.
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 2% 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 22m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,393 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 521 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 Virgin America ($81), Multiple Airlines ($81) and Delta ($89).
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 (37 times daily), Alaska Airlines (36 times daily), United (35 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, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$81
only
$81
Destination
San Francisco
$81
only
$81
Mon, Feb 5
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Thu, Feb 8
SFO
LAX
1h 38m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Good entertainment and flight was smooth

not enough room for legs maybe and no free wifi. It should be part of the package........

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.3

When I booked with KAYAK the first leg of the journey was with Virgin America. A flight attendant on Virgin Airlines gave me bad information that almost lead to me missing my international flight with JAL. They told me I had to go to baggage to pick up my bags and check them in again. Rather than walk to my international gate for my boarding pass I waited a baggage and was totally lost on what to do or where to go. I was close to missing my flight and in total panic. It was a terrible way to start my trip. JAL was fine though.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

Was told would have connecting flight ready. Wasn't true. Talked to multiple people until it got semi sorted out... With an extra 8 hour delay

LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Comfortable seating.

The boarding was delayed by 2 and a half hours. The entertainment screen was not working for my seat.

Sat, Mar 10
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
LAX
1h 57m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 9
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Fri, Feb 23
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 15 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 46 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Got in early

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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
Okay 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

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.

Wed, Feb 28
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Sun, Mar 25
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 25 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Free beverage. Nice plane.

Delay; late arrival.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the speed of our check in. The staff was very friendly. Free movies was nice.

Basically nothing wrong. I didn’t know I needed to bring my own munchies. Not enough time to see a whole movie so it would have been cool to get free headsets.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I didn’t like being told about a 15 minute before takeoff no more boarding policy with 14 minutes until takeoff. It was bad to watch my plane for about 15 minutes while the attendant said there was 0 chance of me getting on the flight. Ok. Put me on the next flight please. I didn’t realize they put me on standby until I was unable to board the next flight. Long story short, I had a horrible experience with virgin America and was charged an extra 25 dollars to confirm my seat on a flight departing 6 hours past my intended departure. Never again

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Good entertainment and flight was smooth

not enough room for legs maybe and no free wifi. It should be part of the package........

LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Comfortable seating.

The boarding was delayed by 2 and a half hours. The entertainment screen was not working for my seat.

Tue, Feb 27
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 12
LAX
SFO
1h 55m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 28 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 46 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
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 10.0

COURTESY

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

same

same

Thu, Mar 1
LAX
SFO
1h 37m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 10
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Sun, Mar 11
SFO
LAX
1h 39m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Free beverage. Nice plane.

Delay; late arrival.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Surprisingly my overhead compartment was open

People who are not sitting in the row using overhead compartments that are not theirs.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay time is even longer than the total flight time...

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Good entertainment and flight was smooth

not enough room for legs maybe and no free wifi. It should be part of the package........

Thu, Feb 15
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Thu, Mar 1
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 15 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 46 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

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
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

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, Mar 3
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
LAX
1h 38m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Surprisingly my overhead compartment was open

People who are not sitting in the row using overhead compartments that are not theirs.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

Was told would have connecting flight ready. Wasn't true. Talked to multiple people until it got semi sorted out... With an extra 8 hour delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the speed of our check in. The staff was very friendly. Free movies was nice.

Basically nothing wrong. I didn’t know I needed to bring my own munchies. Not enough time to see a whole movie so it would have been cool to get free headsets.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Smooth travel.

Tue, Feb 20
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 15 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 46 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

same

same

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 10.0

COURTESY

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
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

Wed, Feb 28
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Sat, Mar 3
SFO
LAX
1h 37m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Smooth travel.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Free beverage. Nice plane.

Delay; late arrival.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

Was told would have connecting flight ready. Wasn't true. Talked to multiple people until it got semi sorted out... With an extra 8 hour delay

LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Comfortable seating.

The boarding was delayed by 2 and a half hours. The entertainment screen was not working for my seat.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay time is even longer than the total flight time...

Mon, Feb 26
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 14 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 46 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

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

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Got in early

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

Fri, Mar 2
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
LAX
1h 39m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 8
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Comfortable seating.

The boarding was delayed by 2 and a half hours. The entertainment screen was not working for my seat.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Smooth travel.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I didn’t like being told about a 15 minute before takeoff no more boarding policy with 14 minutes until takeoff. It was bad to watch my plane for about 15 minutes while the attendant said there was 0 chance of me getting on the flight. Ok. Put me on the next flight please. I didn’t realize they put me on standby until I was unable to board the next flight. Long story short, I had a horrible experience with virgin America and was charged an extra 25 dollars to confirm my seat on a flight departing 6 hours past my intended departure. Never again

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

Plane comfortable . Seat changes for all passengers with no notification . 2 our of 3 staff great. 3rd male JF no customer service skills

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

Was told would have connecting flight ready. Wasn't true. Talked to multiple people until it got semi sorted out... With an extra 8 hour delay

Thu, Mar 1
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Thu, Mar 15
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 14 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 46 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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 3.3

same

same

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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 7.0

Delayed four hours

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

Tue, Apr 3
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Fri, Apr 6
SFO
LAX
1h 43m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 10
LAX
SFO
1h 29m
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 768 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.3

When I booked with KAYAK the first leg of the journey was with Virgin America. A flight attendant on Virgin Airlines gave me bad information that almost lead to me missing my international flight with JAL. They told me I had to go to baggage to pick up my bags and check them in again. Rather than walk to my international gate for my boarding pass I waited a baggage and was totally lost on what to do or where to go. I was close to missing my flight and in total panic. It was a terrible way to start my trip. JAL was fine though.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Smooth travel.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

Plane comfortable . Seat changes for all passengers with no notification . 2 our of 3 staff great. 3rd male JF no customer service skills

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay time is even longer than the total flight time...

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I didn’t like being told about a 15 minute before takeoff no more boarding policy with 14 minutes until takeoff. It was bad to watch my plane for about 15 minutes while the attendant said there was 0 chance of me getting on the flight. Ok. Put me on the next flight please. I didn’t realize they put me on standby until I was unable to board the next flight. Long story short, I had a horrible experience with virgin America and was charged an extra 25 dollars to confirm my seat on a flight departing 6 hours past my intended departure. Never again

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Los Angeles to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 35m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Los Angeles
Flight Price $81
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Virgin America, Delta
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