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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:
$676
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$498
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $497 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 8% 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 30m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 3,458 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 528 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 ($75), Multiple Airlines ($89) and Delta ($89).
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?
Alaska Airlines (41 times daily), Virgin America (35 times daily), United (35 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, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$75
only
$75
Destination
Los Angeles
$75
only
$75
Fri, Mar 2
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Mon, Mar 5
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 746 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Good, comfort

Hidden and heavy tvs

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Efficient boarding and in-flight crew

Fee for 2 checked-in luggages was more than my airfare!

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I want to fly Virgin America all the time when possible. Ease of check in, reminder emails to check in with easy access to complete, helpful agents, and free movies.

Free headphones

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Everything was great except for the fact that the flight was delayed about 1-1/2 hours and when we finally landed it took about 1 hour for the plane to actually park at the gate for us to get off.

Sat, Jan 20
SFO
LAX
1h 34m
Mon, Feb 12
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Tue, Mar 13
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Trip: 28 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

The blueberries were rather bland.

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
Good 7.6

Everyone was really nice and responsive.

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

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Fri, Mar 2
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 11 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16411 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
DCA
Excellent 9.3

Comfy seats, attentive staff, smooth flight, outbound flight was very early

Would be nice to see more ethnic diversity in staff and crew

SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Love Alaska airline!

SEA
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Flight was quick, flight crew nice.

No dislikes

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
LAX
1h 42m
Sat, Mar 17
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 5 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 746 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Everything was great except for the fact that the flight was delayed about 1-1/2 hours and when we finally landed it took about 1 hour for the plane to actually park at the gate for us to get off.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Very cool plane and attendants were nice

Gates kept changing, we almost missed the first flight

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Good, comfort

Hidden and heavy tvs

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent, bumpy, but made on time. Pleasant crew team.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Easy boarding. Newer plane is quieter.

Tue, Jan 23
SFO
LAX
1h 42m
Wed, Feb 21
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 24
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Sun, Mar 4
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 41 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 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Everyone was really nice and responsive.

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

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)

Mon, Mar 19
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Tue, Apr 3
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
Trip: 16 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16411 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
FAI
SEA
Good 7.5

I was able to sleep on the flight and it went by pretty quickly.

Crew was so quick with the water and snacks that I was only able to get one cup of water for the whole flight.

SFO
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

So bad customer service

SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

SEA
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Flight was quick, flight crew nice.

No dislikes

ORD
PDX
Good 7.6

Very friendly flight crew

Flight was delayed. In flight entertainment on tablets is less than convenient.

Tue, Feb 13
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Tue, Feb 27
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Trip: 15 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 746 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent, bumpy, but made on time. Pleasant crew team.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I want to fly Virgin America all the time when possible. Ease of check in, reminder emails to check in with easy access to complete, helpful agents, and free movies.

Free headphones

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

price of airfare

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Very cool plane and attendants were nice

Gates kept changing, we almost missed the first flight

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

LOVE the “a la carte” pricing with ability to pay more for more, or less to save. This applies to food and beverages, entertainment, seat/section upgrades, more legroom, bigger bags, etc. My favorite feature is the entertainment with movies, TV, games, chat features, wireless etc.

Seats in economy are cramped when the plane is full, but that’s always true regardless of carrier. I think my least favorite thing was the plane took off 50 minutes late and arrived at the gate 45 minutes late.

Wed, Jan 24
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Wed, Feb 7
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Wed, Mar 14
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 41 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
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Nothing

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.

Fri, Apr 6
SFO
LAX
1h 43m
Sun, Apr 15
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16411 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

FAI
SEA
Good 7.5

I was able to sleep on the flight and it went by pretty quickly.

Crew was so quick with the water and snacks that I was only able to get one cup of water for the whole flight.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

KOA
OAK
Okay 5.3

Book the flight with Kayak never let us pick the seat and I’m not be able to sit with my husband! That the worse next time I’ll just book directly to the Airline website.

SFO
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

So bad customer service

Tue, Mar 6
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Sat, Mar 10
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 5 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 746 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I want to fly Virgin America all the time when possible. Ease of check in, reminder emails to check in with easy access to complete, helpful agents, and free movies.

Free headphones

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Although checking in was quick, TSA precheck is awesome! The lady doing check-in was rude and seemed to not like being there. Customer service perhaps doesn’t start for her until after 10am...

They broke the zipper on my lugguage AGAIN! Bc they used a smaller plane that is generally used for trips to Hawaii. Ppl were voluntold gate check their lugguage. Boarding was on-time/ smidge early to end up having to sit on the runway for ~45min this flight delay

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Efficient boarding and in-flight crew

Fee for 2 checked-in luggages was more than my airfare!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

LOVE the “a la carte” pricing with ability to pay more for more, or less to save. This applies to food and beverages, entertainment, seat/section upgrades, more legroom, bigger bags, etc. My favorite feature is the entertainment with movies, TV, games, chat features, wireless etc.

Seats in economy are cramped when the plane is full, but that’s always true regardless of carrier. I think my least favorite thing was the plane took off 50 minutes late and arrived at the gate 45 minutes late.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Very cool plane and attendants were nice

Gates kept changing, we almost missed the first flight

Sat, Jan 27
SFO
LAX
1h 37m
Wed, Feb 7
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Tue, Mar 27
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

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.

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
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.

Mon, Apr 30
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Tue, May 1
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16411 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Flight was quick, flight crew nice.

No dislikes

SAN
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Fast service!

It’s good for economy class!

SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

SLC
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Nothing outrageous or out of the ordinary happened.

Tue, Jan 30
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Tue, Feb 13
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Fri, Feb 9
LAX
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 746 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

price of airfare

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Everything was great except for the fact that the flight was delayed about 1-1/2 hours and when we finally landed it took about 1 hour for the plane to actually park at the gate for us to get off.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I want to fly Virgin America all the time when possible. Ease of check in, reminder emails to check in with easy access to complete, helpful agents, and free movies.

Free headphones

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight!!!

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

Wed, Mar 14
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Thu, Mar 29
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 16 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Everyone was really nice and responsive.

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

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
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 10.0

Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Nothing

Wed, Jan 31
SFO
LAX
1h 47m
Tue, Feb 13
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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San Francisco to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 33m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $75
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Virgin America, Delta, Alaska Airlines
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