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Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, United States Last modified: Jan 19, 2017 2:04 -05:00

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Los Angeles to San Francisco Last modified: Jan 19, 2017 2:04 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 31,457,165,031 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. Alaska & Virgin America frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
LAXSFO
Tue 2/7
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 2/8
nonstop
Virgin America
LAXSFO
Wed 5/3
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 5/3
nonstop
United
LAXSFO
Tue 4/18
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 5/2
nonstop
Hawaiian
LAXSFO
Sun 2/12
1 stop
SFOLAX
Tue 2/14
1 stop
$570

How Much is a Flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $98.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $223 $188
7-14 days $97 $122
14-21 days $88 $119
21-30 days $97 $118
30-60 days $93 $118
60-90 days $92 $128
90+ days $91 $140

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 31,467,228,167 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$96 $88 $93 $96 $106 $96 $107

Compare Flight Prices from Los Angeles to San Francisco by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Los Angeles to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Los Angeles San Francisco Virgin America 1/31/17 2/8/17 1 $122
February Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 2/7/17 2/8/17 0 $88
March Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 3/1/17 3/2/17 0 $93
April Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 4/18/17 5/2/17 0 $92
May Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 5/3/17 5/3/17 0 $91
June Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 6/1/17 6/3/17 0 $147
July Los Angeles San Francisco United 7/12/17 7/26/17 0 $147
August Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 8/24/17 9/8/17 0 $145

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$205
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$205 $97
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$97 $97
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$97 $97
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$97 $97
26 27 28 1 2 3 4
$97

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $177.

The average price for direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $151.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Weekly Direct Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 12 12 12 12 12 10 12 06:00 21:30
Delta 13 13 13 13 13 6 12 07:00 20:00
United 15 14 15 18 17 9 10 05:30 22:26
Virgin America 10 10 10 10 10 7 9 06:55 21:25
Southwest 10 14 10 10 10 5 7 05:50 20:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $122.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $125.

Los Angeles to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 26 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco is 338 miles (543 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 373 direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Los Angeles airlines for direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 23% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: Seattle, WA

Airlines in Los Angeles flying to San Francisco Last modified: Jan 19, 2017 2:04 -05:00Number of routes searched: 184Number of itineraries searched: 3,355,002

Wondering which airlines fly out of Los Angeles to San Francisco? We've gathered the average price of Los Angeles airlines with flights to San Francisco. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Los Angeles to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
JetBlue -
Delta -
United -
Virgin America -
Boutique MCE
American PHX
American PDX
American SEA
American DEN
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska LAS
Alaska SLC
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue JFK
Delta SLC
Delta LAS
Frontier DEN
Hawaiian HNL
Hawaiian OGG
United DEN
United BOI
United DFW
United EWR
Virgin America DAL
Virgin America EWR
Virgin America FLL
Virgin America IAD

Los Angeles to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Los Angeles and San Francisco. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Los Angeles - LAX Last modified: Jan 19, 2017 2:04 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO Last modified: Jan 19, 2017 2:04 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco