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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 $92
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Delta, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$125
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$88
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 $88 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found 81 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 8% 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 3,617 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 535 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 ($92), United Airlines ($97) and Alaska Airlines ($100).
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 (49 times daily), United Airlines (41 times daily), Southwest (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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$92
only
$92
Destination
Los Angeles
$92
only
$92
Wed, Mar 6
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Sun, Mar 10
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 37m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
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.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

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

Sat, Feb 2
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 42m
Tue, Feb 5
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 33m
Trip: 4 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 265 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The food

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Cons: The WiFi was out

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice crew

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Da Muffin

Cons: No IFe

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing my worst flight ever False advertising, No Enternet No movies

Cons: The staff on board not nice Pilot with no experience try to land the plane with no success 2 time

Fri, Mar 1
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, Mar 2
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 79 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Okay 4.5

Pros: Alaska staff person was able to rebook us on a 6:00 flight. (However, this meant a frantic rush to another terminal.)

Cons: Flight was canceled at the last minute, when we were already at the airport at 5:30 a.m. for a 7:00 flight. We had a connecting flight to Tokyo so this was very upsetting.

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Entertainment was good, flight attendants were ok.

Cons: Really rough landing, jerky driving. I have a back injury and the landing hurt me.

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: I like the idea of allowing pre-boating for families with small children or elderly parents to some extent

Cons: I did not like that the airline allowed more than 1-2 people to accompany 1 small child when pre-boarding. I happened to be able to go in with the general boarding but was one of those who was first in line within this group. My seat which was 5C already had no overheard room!!! It appears that 1 child was accompanied by 4 adults when they pre-boarded and in addition to their carry-ons, they put their foldable stroller, backpacks and totes in the overhead bin!! The airline announced a request for people to leave the overhead bin spaces for bigger carryons but does not enforce it. Flight attendants should not feel uncomfortable actually asking to whom the backpack or tote belong to and tell passengers to put those under their seats. Somehow, passengers need to be educated on proper etiquette. Also, pre-boarding should only allow 1-2 people to accompany a child or an elderly person. Pre-boarding should not be taken advantage of by all adults traveling with those needing it.

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer

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.

Sat, Jan 26
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Tue, Jan 29
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 34m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

SFO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Flew us safely home.

Cons: We waiting on the runway for over a long period.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

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

Sat, Dec 8
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 31m
Thu, Dec 13
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 27m
Trip: 6 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 265 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Cons: The WiFi was out

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Short flight, nothing to do with airline

Cons: Boarding was annoying and employees were rude. Had just gotten off of a connecting United flight and one of the employees barked at me that my carry on was too big and I had to close extra zipper even though I had no issues in the United flight I had just gotten off of......... I was starving and didn’t get a chance to grab food due to short layover time. We took a while to take off. We’re supposed to leave at 4:15 and left closer to 5pm. Then when we were on the air, flight attendants took a while to provide the snacks and water and they didn’t even get around to our row before they had to sit down for touch down. Smh. Terrible and thoughtless. Seats were uncomfortable and very little leg space. Entertainment only works if you’re able to download their app and of course no free WiFi because airlines want to force you to spend more money after you’ve spent a large amount to fly to your destination.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice crew

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Good customer service

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was okay but late both on take off and landing

Cons: I wish they would tell the passengers about delays before you are stuck on the plane.

Sat, Apr 27
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, May 4
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 79 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: I like the idea of allowing pre-boating for families with small children or elderly parents to some extent

Cons: I did not like that the airline allowed more than 1-2 people to accompany 1 small child when pre-boarding. I happened to be able to go in with the general boarding but was one of those who was first in line within this group. My seat which was 5C already had no overheard room!!! It appears that 1 child was accompanied by 4 adults when they pre-boarded and in addition to their carry-ons, they put their foldable stroller, backpacks and totes in the overhead bin!! The airline announced a request for people to leave the overhead bin spaces for bigger carryons but does not enforce it. Flight attendants should not feel uncomfortable actually asking to whom the backpack or tote belong to and tell passengers to put those under their seats. Somehow, passengers need to be educated on proper etiquette. Also, pre-boarding should only allow 1-2 people to accompany a child or an elderly person. Pre-boarding should not be taken advantage of by all adults traveling with those needing it.

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.6

Cons: Paid for and reserved a premium seat 6 weeks before flight but got reassigned to a non-premium seat upon check-in. I had to call customer care for a refund of the premium upgrade. No more live TV unlike the old Virgin America.

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Check in process wouldn't work on my iPhone and didn't print my TSA pre check mark so had to get it at the front. Board at the front did the display what group number they were boarding. had to put my bag like 10 rows back behind my seat which made getting off a bummer.

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Entertainment was good, flight attendants were ok.

Cons: Really rough landing, jerky driving. I have a back injury and the landing hurt me.

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.5

Pros: Alaska staff person was able to rebook us on a 6:00 flight. (However, this meant a frantic rush to another terminal.)

Cons: Flight was canceled at the last minute, when we were already at the airport at 5:30 a.m. for a 7:00 flight. We had a connecting flight to Tokyo so this was very upsetting.

Wed, Dec 12
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Sat, Jan 19
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 28m
Trip: 39 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

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

SFO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Flew us safely home.

Cons: We waiting on the runway for over a long period.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra

Sun, Dec 9
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Wed, Dec 12
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 39m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Flew us safely home.

Cons: We waiting on the runway for over a long period.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Attendant probably trying to be funny

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra

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?

Thu, Jun 13
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Mon, Jun 24
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Trip: 12 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 79 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Okay 4.5

Pros: Alaska staff person was able to rebook us on a 6:00 flight. (However, this meant a frantic rush to another terminal.)

Cons: Flight was canceled at the last minute, when we were already at the airport at 5:30 a.m. for a 7:00 flight. We had a connecting flight to Tokyo so this was very upsetting.

SFO
LAX
Okay 4.0

Pros: The plane was nice

Cons: 2 hours late! The audio with the entertainment did not work

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.0

Cons: We took off over an hour late!

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Entertainment was good, flight attendants were ok.

Cons: Really rough landing, jerky driving. I have a back injury and the landing hurt me.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Alaska airlines were ridiculously late...by 2.5 hours, gave us no reason why, added too many people to delayed flight so much so we had to sit with our carry ons on our lap! ..and then sit on tarmac for quite some time! I used to like Alaska..I am very very disappointed in them! Would be nice if we could get compensation some how..otherwise, dont think I will use them again! very very disorganized flight!

Mon, Apr 1
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Wed, Apr 3
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
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
Good 6.3

Pros: Flew us safely home.

Cons: We waiting on the runway for over a long period.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: All I need to say.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

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

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.

Fri, Jan 18
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 37m
Mon, Jan 21
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: All I need to say.

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.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Attendant probably trying to be funny

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

Sat, Dec 15
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 36m
Sun, Dec 16
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Attendant probably trying to be funny

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?

SFO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Flew us safely home.

Cons: We waiting on the runway for over a long period.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

Sun, Dec 23
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Thu, Dec 27
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 26m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 79 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
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
Okay 5.6

Pros: I like the idea of allowing pre-boating for families with small children or elderly parents to some extent

Cons: I did not like that the airline allowed more than 1-2 people to accompany 1 small child when pre-boarding. I happened to be able to go in with the general boarding but was one of those who was first in line within this group. My seat which was 5C already had no overheard room!!! It appears that 1 child was accompanied by 4 adults when they pre-boarded and in addition to their carry-ons, they put their foldable stroller, backpacks and totes in the overhead bin!! The airline announced a request for people to leave the overhead bin spaces for bigger carryons but does not enforce it. Flight attendants should not feel uncomfortable actually asking to whom the backpack or tote belong to and tell passengers to put those under their seats. Somehow, passengers need to be educated on proper etiquette. Also, pre-boarding should only allow 1-2 people to accompany a child or an elderly person. Pre-boarding should not be taken advantage of by all adults traveling with those needing it.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Alaska airlines were ridiculously late...by 2.5 hours, gave us no reason why, added too many people to delayed flight so much so we had to sit with our carry ons on our lap! ..and then sit on tarmac for quite some time! I used to like Alaska..I am very very disappointed in them! Would be nice if we could get compensation some how..otherwise, dont think I will use them again! very very disorganized flight!

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.6

Cons: Paid for and reserved a premium seat 6 weeks before flight but got reassigned to a non-premium seat upon check-in. I had to call customer care for a refund of the premium upgrade. No more live TV unlike the old Virgin America.

Tue, Dec 25
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Sat, Jan 19
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 33m
Trip: 26 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

SFO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Flew us safely home.

Cons: We waiting on the runway for over a long period.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Attendant probably trying to be funny

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

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