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San Francisco to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 32m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $97
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Delta, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$149
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$102
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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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 $101 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found 80 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 February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 25% 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
Interested in booking flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles? If so, make sure to take into consideration where in the city you will be staying. While Los Angeles International Airport is a convenient option for travelers that will be staying in the city center, Hollywood Burbank Airport allows visitors to more easily access northern Los Angeles.
If you would like your flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles to be with an airline that is known for having comfortable seats, considering booking with Alaska Airlines. If having extra legroom is very important to you, book with United Airlines and consider upgrading to their Economy Plus option. If you plan on flying with a lot of luggage, book with Southwest, as you can check two suitcases for free.
Hoping to use public transportation to travel between Hollywood Burbank Airport and downtown Los Angeles? Consider using either the local bus or Metro system, as both of these are affordable choices that are located near the airport and connect the different neighborhoods of the city.
Looking to kill some time before your flight takes off from San Francisco International Airport? Pay a visit to the SFO Museum, which is located in the airport’s Departures terminal. This museum is a popular cultural institution that features a variety of local art, regional history, and items related to the area’s aviation advancements, making it an interesting place to learn more about San Francisco.
If flying tends to stress you out, make sure to keep your eyes open for San Francisco International Airport’s official Wag Brigade. The Wag Brigade is a group of trained dogs that are led throughout the different terminals by volunteers in order to help entertain travelers and ease any nerves that anyone might have about flying.

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 32m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 3,149 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 456 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 Delta ($97), United Airlines ($102) and Alaska Airlines ($139).
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 (35 times daily), United Airlines (31 times daily), LATAM Airlines (31 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 Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
Does Hollywood Burbank Airport have an on-site airport hotel?
While Hollywood Burbank Airport does not currently have an on-site airport hotel, there are many hotels that are located within the immediate vicinity. The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport is a 4-star choice located directly across the street from Hollywood Burbank Airport, while the Ramada by Wyndham is a budget-friendly hotel less than a 5-minute drive away.
Does San Francisco International Airport have any pet relief areas?
Whether you are flying with a pet or service animal, you will almost certainly need to allow them to relieve themselves before boarding your flight. There are currently 3 outdoor pet relief areas at San Francisco International Airport as well as one indoor area located in Terminal 1. Each of these zones provides travelers with fresh drinking water for their animal and waste disposal bags.
What dining options are there in Hollywood Burbank Airport?
Hoping to grab a bite to eat after your flight to Hollywood Burbank Airport lands? The Lunch Box Bar and Grill is a casual choice located in Terminal A that serves American-style meals, while Guy's Burger Joint is located nearby and serves a selection of unique hamburgers.
What amenities does San Francisco International Airport have for business travelers?
If you’re traveling for business, make sure to stop by San Francisco International Airport’s business center that is located in the main terminal. This center contains several desks, copying services, and high-speed WiFi, making it a convenient place to get some work done before your flight takes off.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$97
only
$97
Destination
Los Angeles
$97
only
$97
Tue, Jul 23
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Sat, Aug 3
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 23m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

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

Cons: 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

Cons: I was forced to check my carry on bag and when there was three empty bins above my seat which delayed me upon arrival

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SJD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was friendly

Cons: Ticket printed out incorrect gate information

JFK
NAS
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Let passengers know from JFK there is a shuttle or air tram to your actual gate of departure. This could help with what the passenger may have as carry on item

Thu, Jun 27
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 46m
Sat, Jun 29
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Trip: 3 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 280 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Missed connecting flight due to bad weather in sfo

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cheap enough

Cons: Lack of space

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: my flight going to LA was 6 HOURS DELAYED. I visited customer service and was told that my time and and energy would not be compensated for. It was a huge waste of time due to weather in PA where the plane was coming from- not my problem going from SFO to LA.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Free gate checking of bags

Cons: Have to pay extra to watch tv. Seats are very compacted

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Da Muffin

Cons: No IFe

Sun, Nov 10
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Sun, Nov 17
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 09m
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The fact that movies were available in a domestic flight and the variety of movies.

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cons: Changed gates twice, boarded late, sat ont he runway, waited for a gate on arrival and then waited for baorrding ramp.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: In the SF airport, your crew accepted me to pay for $25 for putting my suitcase into the plane. But then, she mentioned that the flight was delayed and there was no way that I can made my connection from LA to Indianaplis. So I was given a boarding pass with my suitcase ($25 paid) only to LA. The front desk asked me to try other ways when I arrived LA to see what can be done. When I entered into the gate, your CS changed my flight to UA after I have presented my case. However, I had to pull the suitcase out from Alaska, paid another $25 to United and started the trip all over again. All the while, your crews expected me (an alien from Asia) that I should have known every thing get it through, or to claim my suitcase charges. I am really disappointed for the lack of understanding. To you, it may be something happened so common everyday. To me, I was totally lost to handle this.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: the crew was trying their best and adapt to the situation, and accommodate their passengers.

Cons: the 4 hour boarding delay

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I like the airplane and the entertainment. Very good quality

Cons: The food that I paid taste like it was frozen. No recomendable for the price

Wed, Jul 31
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Sat, Aug 3
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 26m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

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

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

ICN
DTW
Good 6.6

Pros: Delta Premium Economy (or whatever it's called) is definitely a step up. Food is pretty good and seats leave more room, so you don't feel crunched.

Cons: First seat (no chance to put thngs underneath seat in front) MUST have a real space (as even economy generally has). There was a small pouch that would fit almost nothing. Staff was poor. Never a smile or friendliness from flight attendant and no help when asked.

MSP
AMS
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was great and very friendly.

Cons: Never enough room and the food was okay. But what’s new about this when it comes to air travel?

VCE
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Cons: It was lovely. It was my flight from nyc to dc that was terrible.

Sat, Aug 3
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Tue, Aug 6
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 28m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LAX
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Offered meals for purchase.

LAX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing

Cons: You can add bkfst for A.M flights

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Everyone was really nice and responsive.

Cons: Seats are a little older. Not as comfortable as other flights. But not bad.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

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

Cons: no entertainment

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 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.

Thu, Aug 1
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Sun, Aug 4
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ATL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice crew

Cons: Delta always delivers!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

LAX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New plane, charging stations

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Flight was great

Cons: The waiting area at gate 47 is a joke. Doesn't anyone care that it was filthy and had 10 seats for passenger waiting to board their flight?

JFK
NAS
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Let passengers know from JFK there is a shuttle or air tram to your actual gate of departure. This could help with what the passenger may have as carry on item

Sun, Oct 20
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Fri, Oct 25
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 27m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LGA
GSO
Okay 4.4

Cons: No WiFi. Little service.

FCO
DTW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seat was horribly crunched, especially for the 6'4" guy sitting next to me

Cons: the only complaint is the inadequate space in the seat for 9 hours. In the connection flight from Detroit to Denver I sat in Comfort + and it was great.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Attendant probably trying to be funny

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Nice Airbus plane. Due to thunderstorm in Dallas, pilot not able to leave DAL to come to fly the plane in LAX on time. We delayed around 45 minutes. Otherwise, crews were professional and efficient. Excellent movies choices.

Cons: Boarding announcement in SFO was bad. No one can hear what the agent announced. Random sequence of boarding with confusion. In LAX, we supposed to go to a different terminal by a bus. There is no guidance out of gate to assist passengers that transfer to get on the right gate on the right bus. In AUS, there is not any announcement for luggage belt. An announcement would be helpful to new arrivals to this airport.

JFK
NAS
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Let passengers know from JFK there is a shuttle or air tram to your actual gate of departure. This could help with what the passenger may have as carry on item

Sat, May 25
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 42m
Mon, May 27
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 36m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Nice Airbus plane. Due to thunderstorm in Dallas, pilot not able to leave DAL to come to fly the plane in LAX on time. We delayed around 45 minutes. Otherwise, crews were professional and efficient. Excellent movies choices.

Cons: Boarding announcement in SFO was bad. No one can hear what the agent announced. Random sequence of boarding with confusion. In LAX, we supposed to go to a different terminal by a bus. There is no guidance out of gate to assist passengers that transfer to get on the right gate on the right bus. In AUS, there is not any announcement for luggage belt. An announcement would be helpful to new arrivals to this airport.

SJD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was friendly

Cons: Ticket printed out incorrect gate information

SEA
MSP
Good 6.6

Cons: We paid for comfort plus but the seats were no different than main cabin. Comfort plus experience on other legs was much better.

JFK
NAS
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Let passengers know from JFK there is a shuttle or air tram to your actual gate of departure. This could help with what the passenger may have as carry on item

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

Fri, May 24
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 50m
Mon, May 27
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 36m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LAX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New plane, charging stations

LGA
DEN
Good 6.0

Pros: The male crew member was excellent. He was responsive and speedy with trying to find a solution. He gave me a few flyer miles for my trouble and was empathetic, which is rare.

Cons: The tv/monitor didn’t work so there wasn’t any entertainment for the majority of the flight.

ATL
DUB
Okay 4.0

Cons: Seating was uncomfortable, tight space. Could barely move and i’m Not a large person.

SEA
MSP
Good 6.6

Cons: We paid for comfort plus but the seats were no different than main cabin. Comfort plus experience on other legs was much better.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The Delta crew was great.

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