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

Popular flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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
May 30, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $178
May 31, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $178
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $178
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 $178
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $134
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $134
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 $130

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 $141.

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 $247 $248
7-14 days $135 $143
14-21 days $135 $130
21-30 days $135 $148
30-60 days $135 $143
60-90 days $185 $232
90+ days $134 $143

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
$139 $130 $135 $140 $175 $135 $135

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
May San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 5/17/16 5/18/16 1 $130
June San Francisco Los Angeles American 6/4/16 6/7/16 0 $135
July San Francisco Los Angeles United 7/27/16 8/2/16 0 $185
August San Francisco Los Angeles American 8/23/16 8/24/16 0 $134
September San Francisco Los Angeles American 9/6/16 9/14/16 0 $135
October San Francisco Los Angeles American 10/1/16 10/11/16 0 $135
November San Francisco Los Angeles United 11/1/16 11/8/16 0 $166
December San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 12/5/16 12/14/16 0 $224

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$299
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$299 $135
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$135 $135
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$135 $135
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$135 $135
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$135

TIPSave $65 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 $175.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $145.

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 13 13 13 18 18 17 12 06:00 21:15
Delta 13 13 13 13 13 6 8 07:00 21:00
United 14 14 14 14 13 9 11 06:00 22:55
Virgin America 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 06:50 20:45

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 $79.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $145.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska $135
Sacramento to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $151
Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, American, Spirit, United $81
Reno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $167
Fresno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $270
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Allegiant $177
Monterey to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $123
San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles United $130
Redding to Los Angeles Alaska, United $306
Chico to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Modesto to Los AngelesCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $123
San Francisco to Burbank American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $135
San Francisco to Santa Ana Alaska, United $135
Oakland to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $113
Oakland to BurbankCheck Dates
Sacramento to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $151
Sacramento to Burbank United $184
San Jose to Burbank United $1,282
San Jose to Long Beach American $250
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $67
San Francisco to Ontario American, Alaska, United $135
San Francisco to San Diego American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $150
Reno to Burbank American, Alaska, United $229
Reno to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $263
San Jose to Santa Ana American, Alaska $135
Sacramento to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $200
Oakland to Santa Ana American, Alaska $319
Fresno to Long Beach United $989
Sacramento to Ontario American, Alaska, United $244

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
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 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 28 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 316 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: United Airlines provides 28% 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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