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Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, United States Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 2:34 AM

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San Francisco to Los Angeles Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 2:34 AM

We've scanned 20,789,023,501 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles. American & United frequently offer the best deals on San Francisco to Los Angeles flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$117
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American
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
LAXSFO
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
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United
SFOLAX
Sat 11/19
nonstop
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$117
Select
United
SFOLAX
Sat 11/19
nonstop
LAXSFO
Thu 11/24
nonstop
$117
Select
United
SFOLAX
Sat 11/19
nonstop
LAXSFO
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
United
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
LAXSFO
Tue 11/29
nonstop
$117
Select
United
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
LAXSFO
Thu 11/24
nonstop
$117
Select
Virgin America
SFOLAX
Sat 11/19
nonstop
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$117
Select
Virgin America
SFOLAX
Mon 11/21
nonstop
LAXSFO
Mon 11/21
nonstop
$117
Select
Alaska
SFOLAX
Tue 10/18
nonstop
LAXSFO
Fri 10/21
nonstop
$132
Select

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

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 $124.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

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 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 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $226 $263
7-14 days $142 $155
14-21 days $141 $147
21-30 days $122 $147
30-60 days $117 $135
60-90 days $117 $144
90+ days $141 $152

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles

We've examined 20,795,316,600 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 9/28/16 10/12/16 1 $263
October San Francisco Los Angeles United 10/24/16 10/26/16 0 $122
November San Francisco Los Angeles American 11/21/16 11/21/16 0 $117
December San Francisco Los Angeles United 12/11/16 12/11/16 0 $141
January San Francisco Los Angeles American 1/1/17 1/8/17 0 $147
February San Francisco Los Angeles American 2/17/17 2/17/17 0 $141
March San Francisco Los Angeles United 3/2/17 3/6/17 0 $146
April San Francisco Los Angeles American 4/26/17 5/8/17 0 $146

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Los Angeles. 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
$309
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$309 $218
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$218 $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 San Francisco to Los Angeles

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 San Francisco to Los Angeles is $154.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $129.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 13 11 11 13 13 10 13 05:57 21:10
Delta 14 10 13 14 14 6 14 06:45 19:55
United 16 16 16 16 16 11 15 06:00 22:55
Virgin America 10 10 10 10 10 8 9 06:50 20:50
Southwest 10 10 10 10 10 7 8 06:00 21:55

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

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 $83.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $129.

San Francisco to Los Angeles Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Los Angeles flight time is an hour and 30 minutes.
Question: How far is Los Angeles from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles is 338 miles (543 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 404 direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Answer: United Airlines provides 26% 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

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Los Angeles Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 2:34 AMNumber of routes searched: 167Number of itineraries searched: 3,010,592

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Los Angeles? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco airlines with flights to Los Angeles. 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.

San Francisco to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
American ORD
United SBP
American DEN
United SBA
United SMF
United FAT
United BOI
American PDX
American SLC
Hawaiian HNL
Boutique MCE
Alaska EUG
Alaska RNO
Virgin America DAL
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue LAS
Hawaiian OGG

San Francisco to Los Angeles Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Los Angeles. 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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Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta $132
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, United $173
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, Delta, Spirit $90
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Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $270
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Flights from San Francisco to Burbank United $117
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana United $117
Flights from Oakland to Long Beach JetBlue $97
Flights from Oakland to Burbank Alaska, Delta $272
Flights from Sacramento to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta $141
Flights from Sacramento to Burbank American, Alaska, Delta, United $195
Flights from San Jose to Burbank American, Alaska, Delta $164
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach Alaska, JetBlue, Delta $97
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $86
Flights from San Francisco to Ontario United $132
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego American, Alaska, Delta, Virgin America $137
Flights from Reno to Burbank American, United $200
Flights from Reno to Long Beach Alaska, JetBlue $127
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $117
Flights from Sacramento to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Delta, United $190
Flights from Oakland to Santa Ana American $164
Flights from Fresno to Long Beach American $435
Flights from Sacramento to Ontario American, Alaska, Delta, United $212
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