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Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, United States Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 1:41 AM

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Los Angeles to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 1:41 AM

We've scanned 23,629,223,180 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco. United & Virgin America frequently offer the best deals on Los Angeles to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
LAXSFO
Sat 11/19
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
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United
LAXSFO
Sat 11/19
nonstop
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$117
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United
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
SFOLAX
Thu 11/24
nonstop
$117
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United
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
United
LAXSFO
Thu 11/24
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
Virgin America
LAXSFO
Sat 11/19
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
Virgin America
LAXSFO
Sat 11/19
nonstop
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$117
Select
Virgin America
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
Virgin America
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
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Virgin America
LAXSFO
Thu 11/24
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
Alaska
LAXSFO
Sat 10/15
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 10/19
nonstop
$147
Select
Alaska
LAXSFO
Sat 10/15
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 10/19
nonstop
$147
Select
Alaska
LAXSFO
Tue 10/25
nonstop
SFOLAX
Sat 10/29
nonstop
$147
Select
Alaska
LAXSFO
Wed 11/2
nonstop
SFOLAX
Sat 11/5
nonstop
$147
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Alaska
LAXSFO
Tue 11/8
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$147
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Hawaiian
LAXSFO
Thu 11/3
1 stop
SFOLAX
Sun 11/6
1 stop
$676
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How Much is a Flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

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 $126.

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 thinking 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?

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 $248 $242
7-14 days $147 $155
14-21 days $147 $155
21-30 days $147 $155
30-60 days $117 $144
60-90 days $117 $144
90+ days $141 $155

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco

We've examined 23,636,053,052 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 Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$117 $131 $132 $117 $131 $117 $132

Compare Flight Prices from Los Angeles to San Francisco by Month

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
September Los Angeles San Francisco United 9/30/16 10/17/16 1 $242
October Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 10/15/16 10/19/16 0 $147
November Los Angeles San Francisco United 11/19/16 11/21/16 0 $117
December Los Angeles San Francisco United 12/2/16 12/5/16 0 $146
January Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 1/14/17 1/24/17 0 $147
February Los Angeles San Francisco United 2/1/17 2/4/17 0 $147
March Los Angeles San Francisco United 3/1/17 3/15/17 0 $147
April Los Angeles San Francisco United 4/12/17 4/12/17 0 $141

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$271
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$271 $147
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$147 $147
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$147 $147
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$147 $147
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$147

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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 $379.

The average price for direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $127.

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 13 11 11 13 13 10 13 06:00 22:32
Delta 14 13 13 14 14 7 13 07:00 20:00
United 15 15 16 16 15 11 13 06:00 22:50
Virgin America 10 10 10 10 10 8 9 07:00 21:25
Southwest 10 10 10 10 10 7 7 06:05 20:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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 $87.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $349.

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 23 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 397 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 25% 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: Phoenix, AZ

Airlines in Los Angeles flying to San Francisco Last modified: Sep 25, 2016 1:41 AMNumber of routes searched: 161Number of itineraries searched: 3,749,689

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 -
American ORD
United SBP
United SBA
United SMF
United DEN
United FAT
American DFW
Boutique MCE
American PHX
Alaska RNO
Virgin America DAL
Virgin America IAD
JetBlue FLL
American SEA
JetBlue LAS
Alaska EUG
Alaska SAN
JetBlue BOS
Hawaiian HNL

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

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland Boutique, Delta, Spirit $90
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose American, Delta $131
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Delta, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, Delta, United $173
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa American, Alaska $217
Flights from Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $248
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $117

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Tijuana to San Francisco AeroMexico $635
Flights from Tijuana to Oakland AeroMexico, Volaris $814
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco