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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, United States - LAX to SFO Last modified: Jul 25, 2016 1:19 AM

Popular flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco Last modified: Jul 25, 2016 1:19 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska
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Wed 9/7
nonstop
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Sat 9/10
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$112
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United
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Wed 8/24
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 8/24
nonstop
$113
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Virgin America
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Wed 8/24
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 8/24
nonstop
$113
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Virgin America
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Tue 9/6
nonstop
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Tue 9/6
nonstop
$113
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American
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Tue 8/23
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 8/24
nonstop
$117
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American
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Tue 8/23
nonstop
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Thu 8/25
nonstop
$117
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American
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Tue 8/23
nonstop
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Sat 8/27
nonstop
$117
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American
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Tue 8/23
nonstop
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Tue 9/6
nonstop
$117
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American
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Wed 8/24
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Thu 8/25
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$117
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX to SFO)?

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 $118.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $248 $262
7-14 days $142 $155
14-21 days $132 $150
21-30 days $113 $139
30-60 days $112 $135
60-90 days $117 $139
90+ days $117 $140

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$117 $113 $112 $117 $127 $117 $117

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Los Angeles San Francisco American 7/31/16 8/13/16 0 $248
August Los Angeles San Francisco United 8/24/16 8/24/16 0 $113
September Los Angeles San Francisco Alaska 9/7/16 9/10/16 0 $112
October Los Angeles San Francisco American 10/1/16 10/4/16 0 $117
November Los Angeles San Francisco American 11/1/16 11/5/16 0 $117
December Los Angeles San Francisco American 12/8/16 12/12/16 0 $117
January Los Angeles San Francisco American 1/11/17 1/18/17 0 $117
February Los Angeles San Francisco American 2/1/17 2/8/17 0 $117

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Los Angeles to San Francisco

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$398
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$398 $216
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$216 $142
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$142 $127
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$127 $117
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$117
TIPSave $50 by flying into Oakland instead of San Francisco from Los Angeles

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX to SFO)

Your Los Angeles to San Francisco flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 $141.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $115.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Los Angeles to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 18 17 17 18 18 15 18 06:00 22:30
Delta 14 14 14 14 14 7 13 07:00 20:00
United 18 18 18 18 18 13 15 06:00 20:55
Virgin America 10 10 11 10 10 8 9 07:00 21:05

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX to SFO)

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 $72.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $115.

Los Angeles to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 24 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco is 338 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 360 direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 32% 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

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Oakland Boutique, Alaska, Spirit, United $81
Los Angeles to San Jose American, Alaska, United $117
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $77
Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $117
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa Alaska $197
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $246
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to San Francisco American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America $471
Tijuana to Oakland American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $793
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $112 Round trip from LAX to SFO