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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$216
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$134
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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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 $134 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found 78 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 31% 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 22m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 3,428 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 517 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Virgin America ($60), Multiple Airlines ($79) and Delta ($79).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Air New Zealand (38 times daily), Alaska Airlines (35 times daily), United (34 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Los Angeles?
For San Francisco to Los Angeles, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$60
only
$60
Destination
Los Angeles
$60
only
$60
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
LAX
1h 26m
Tue, Feb 27
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 50 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cool crew.

Slight delay, perhaps dur to rain.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

That the flight was delayed.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.6

the attention

not have departare time from Los Angeles for lights at 11:00 a.m

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Entertainment

Delayed for 2 hrs, reason not communicated.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Lighting, seats, entertainment

No power socket for charging

Fri, Dec 15
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Mon, Jan 8
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 6
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Wed, Jan 10
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 5 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.0

That it's over

the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Ground team was amazing--efficient, pleasant, rapid turnaround

Incoming plane was 1.5h late and there was no meaningful explanation (saying that the plane was late coming in bc it was late getting to its prior stop isn't really an explanation)

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crew

No entertainmet

Thu, Jan 25
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Fri, Jan 26
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Entertainment

Delayed for 2 hrs, reason not communicated.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

My seat got switched from an aisle seat to a middle seat on my first flight, then an aisle to a window on my return flight. I chose seats when I bought my ticket, but then they changed on the actual day.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Crew, service, leg room, free multimedia at the seat

N/A

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Lighting, seats, entertainment

No power socket for charging

SFO
LAX
Good 6.6

the attention

not have departare time from Los Angeles for lights at 11:00 a.m

Tue, Jan 2
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Thu, Jan 4
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cool crew.

Slight delay, perhaps dur to rain.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Crew, service, leg room, free multimedia at the seat

N/A

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

My seat got switched from an aisle seat to a middle seat on my first flight, then an aisle to a window on my return flight. I chose seats when I bought my ticket, but then they changed on the actual day.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Entertainment

Delayed for 2 hrs, reason not communicated.

Fri, Jan 12
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Sun, Jan 14
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Crew, service, leg room, free multimedia at the seat

N/A

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

The confirmation email said Alaska so I tried to check in there only to find out I had to go to Virgin since it merged. Also my flight was delayed an hour and I didn't get an email or find out until i got to the airport.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They cancelled my flight and I had to alter my trip to make it home in time for a family event.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

My seat got switched from an aisle seat to a middle seat on my first flight, then an aisle to a window on my return flight. I chose seats when I bought my ticket, but then they changed on the actual day.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Flight delayed a couple hours

Mon, Dec 18
SFO
LAX
1h 39m
Mon, Jan 8
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Thu, Jan 18
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 10 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Ground team was amazing--efficient, pleasant, rapid turnaround

Incoming plane was 1.5h late and there was no meaningful explanation (saying that the plane was late coming in bc it was late getting to its prior stop isn't really an explanation)

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crew

No entertainmet

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.0

That it's over

the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight

Mon, Jan 15
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
Mon, Jan 22
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

The confirmation email said Alaska so I tried to check in there only to find out I had to go to Virgin since it merged. Also my flight was delayed an hour and I didn't get an email or find out until i got to the airport.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Entertainment

Delayed for 2 hrs, reason not communicated.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.6

the attention

not have departare time from Los Angeles for lights at 11:00 a.m

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cool crew.

Slight delay, perhaps dur to rain.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They cancelled my flight and I had to alter my trip to make it home in time for a family event.

Mon, Jan 1
SFO
LAX
1h 45m
Wed, Jan 17
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 16
SFO
LAX
1h 26m
Tue, Jan 23
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Good 6.6

the attention

not have departare time from Los Angeles for lights at 11:00 a.m

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

The confirmation email said Alaska so I tried to check in there only to find out I had to go to Virgin since it merged. Also my flight was delayed an hour and I didn't get an email or find out until i got to the airport.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They cancelled my flight and I had to alter my trip to make it home in time for a family event.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Lighting, seats, entertainment

No power socket for charging

Sat, Feb 17
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Wed, Feb 21
LAX
SFO
1h 29m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Tue, Mar 13
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 7 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Ground team was amazing--efficient, pleasant, rapid turnaround

Incoming plane was 1.5h late and there was no meaningful explanation (saying that the plane was late coming in bc it was late getting to its prior stop isn't really an explanation)

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.0

That it's over

the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

The crew did a great job of dealing with delays beyond their control and made sure we - and our luggage - made a connecting flight.

No complaints.

Wed, Jan 17
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Sun, Jan 21
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 5 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Entertainment

Delayed for 2 hrs, reason not communicated.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

My seat got switched from an aisle seat to a middle seat on my first flight, then an aisle to a window on my return flight. I chose seats when I bought my ticket, but then they changed on the actual day.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Crew, service, leg room, free multimedia at the seat

N/A

Sun, Dec 10
SFO
LAX
1h 49m
Tue, Dec 19
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 23
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Mon, Mar 26
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The small scack/meal was excellent. Good service. Smooth flight. In-out-done! Good job Delta!

Can't think of anything negative. A long time standing by on runway waiting for departure.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

new plane smooth ride ease of changing ti exit row healthy snack tray!!

no entertainment

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.0

That it's over

the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

Wed, Dec 13
SFO
LAX
1h 22m
Thu, Jan 11
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 30 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 687 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Entertainment

Delayed for 2 hrs, reason not communicated.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Lighting, seats, entertainment

No power socket for charging

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Flight delayed a couple hours

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

That the flight was delayed.

Fri, Dec 15
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Mon, Jan 15
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 32 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 27
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Sat, May 5
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crew

No entertainmet

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

Mon, Dec 18
SFO
LAX
1h 48m
Tue, Dec 26
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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