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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, United States - LAX to SFO

Popular flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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 Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $150
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016 $134
May 18, 2016 May 24, 2016 $134
May 21, 2016 May 24, 2016 $134
May 28, 2016 May 29, 2016 $134
May 28, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $134
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016 $129
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $130

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 $139.

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 $365 $308
7-14 days $129 $148
14-21 days $129 $143
21-30 days $134 $143
30-60 days $134 $130
60-90 days $183 $231
90+ days $117 $143

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
$139 $129 $134 $136 $173 $130 $134

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
May Los Angeles San Francisco United 5/17/16 5/17/16 0 $129
June Los Angeles San Francisco Virgin America 6/4/16 6/8/16 1 $130
July Los Angeles San Francisco United 7/18/16 8/4/16 0 $183
August Los Angeles San Francisco American 8/27/16 8/31/16 0 $134
September Los Angeles San Francisco United 9/3/16 9/7/16 0 $132
October Los Angeles San Francisco Virgin America 10/6/16 10/26/16 0 $117
November Los Angeles San Francisco United 11/2/16 11/5/16 0 $164
December Los Angeles San Francisco United 12/26/16 1/10/17 1 $167

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$394
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$394 $212
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$212 $134
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$134 $134
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$134 $135
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$135

TIPSave $46 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 $161.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $142.

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 15 15 16 20 19 17 13 06:00 22:40
Delta 13 13 13 13 13 6 6 07:00 21:00
United 14 13 13 13 12 9 10 05:45 22:14
Virgin America 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 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 $77.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco is $137.

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 25 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 310 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: American Airlines provides 27% 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 Flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX to SFO)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Los Angeles to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest PHX X X X X X X X

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, American, Spirit, United $80
Los Angeles to San Jose American, Alaska, United $135
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71
Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $150
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $177
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $209
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $127

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to San Francisco American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America $398
Tijuana to Oakland American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $788
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $129 Round trip from LAX to SFO