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FareCompare's flight comparison tool will search through all flights and plane tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles, finding you the most direct flight for the best price. Whether you prefer round-trip or one-way tickets, FareCompare will find the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles so you can spend time planning the fun parts of traveling.

Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles - SFO to LAX

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 28, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 $158
Oct 18, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 $158
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 20, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 $117
US Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 19, 2015 Sep 21, 2015 $119
Sep 19, 2015 Sep 21, 2015 $119
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 22, 2015 Sep 23, 2015 $114
Oct 3, 2015 Oct 7, 2015 $114
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 30, 2015 Oct 3, 2015 $116

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $119.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $239 $147
7-14 days $123 $139
14-21 days $123 $139
21-30 days $122 $139
30-60 days $119 $139
60-90 days $124 $139
90+ days $120 $140

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$118 $114 $116 $119 $130 $114 $128

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco Los Angeles United 9/22/15 9/22/15 0 $122
October San Francisco Los Angeles United 10/3/15 10/3/15 0 $119
November San Francisco Los Angeles United 11/10/15 11/12/15 0 $123
December San Francisco Los Angeles United 12/7/15 12/9/15 0 $124
January San Francisco Los Angeles United 1/26/16 2/10/16 0 $123
February San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 2/3/16 2/18/16 0 $120
March San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 3/4/16 3/7/16 0 $135
April San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 4/13/16 4/20/16 1 $164

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

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 San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$322
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$322 $119
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$119 $117
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
$117 $117
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$117 $117
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$117

TIPSave $10 by flying into Long Beach instead of Los Angeles from San Francisco

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

Your San Francisco to Los Angeles 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles is $147.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $125.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 12 11 10 12 12 9 12 06:30 20:30
Delta 15 15 15 16 16 6 14 07:00 21:00
United 14 12 14 14 16 8 13 06:00 22:41
Virgin America 9 9 9 9 10 8 10 07:00 22:10

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

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 San Francisco to Los Angeles. 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles is $69.

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

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Los Angeles United, American, US Airways $122
Sacramento to Los Angeles United, Alaska, American, US Airways $137
Oakland to Los Angeles Spirit $81
Reno to Los Angeles Alaska, United, American, US Airways $190
Fresno to Los Angeles United, Alaska, American, US Airways $181
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles Alaska, American $177
Monterey to Los Angeles Alaska, United, American, US Airways $196
San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles United $198
Redding to Los Angeles United $226
Chico to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Modesto to Los AngelesCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach Alaska, United, American, US Airways, JetBlue $97
San Francisco to Burbank United $204
San Francisco to Santa Ana United $124
Oakland to Long Beach Alaska, American, US Airways, Spirit, JetBlue $97
Oakland to BurbankCheck Dates
Sacramento to Long Beach Alaska, United, American, JetBlue $117
Sacramento to Burbank United $156
San Jose to Burbank United $223
San Jose to Long Beach Alaska, American $272
San Francisco to Las Vegas Alaska, United, US Airways, American, JetBlue, Frontier, Virgin America $60
San Francisco to Ontario United, Alaska, US Airways, American $120
San Francisco to San Diego United, Alaska, American, US Airways, Virgin America $138
Reno to Burbank United $250
Reno to Long Beach United, American, US Airways $249
San Jose to Santa Ana United $135
Sacramento to Santa Ana United, American, US Airways $157
Oakland to Santa Ana United, Alaska Check Dates
Fresno to Long Beach United $564
Sacramento to Ontario United, American, US Airways $185

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO to LAX)

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles.

San Francisco to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - 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
US Airways PHX 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 LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

San Francisco to Los Angeles Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Los Angeles flight time is an hour and 29 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles is 338 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 325 direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 29% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: Phoenix, AZ
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