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Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, United States Last modified: Jan 18, 2017 2:56 -05:00

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San Francisco to Los Angeles Last modified: Jan 18, 2017 2:56 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 31,032,328,308 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Los Angeles. Alaska & American frequently offer the best deals to Los Angeles flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
SFOLAX
Tue 2/7
nonstop
LAXSFO
Wed 2/8
nonstop
American
SFOLAX
Wed 2/1
nonstop
LAXSFO
Tue 2/14
nonstop
United
SFOLAX
Wed 2/1
nonstop
LAXSFO
Tue 2/14
nonstop
Virgin America
SFOLAX
Wed 2/1
nonstop
LAXSFO
Tue 2/14
nonstop
Hawaiian
SFOLAX
Mon 3/6
1 stop
LAXSFO
Fri 3/17
1 stop
$579

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $95.

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 think 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? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $223 $164
7-14 days $92 $115
14-21 days $88 $115
21-30 days $92 $121
30-60 days $92 $115
60-90 days $92 $125
90+ days $92 $160

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 31,042,012,893 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 Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$92 $88 $92 $92 $102 $92 $105

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
January San Francisco Los Angeles United 1/31/17 2/8/17 0 $96
February San Francisco Los Angeles Alaska 2/7/17 2/8/17 0 $88
March San Francisco Los Angeles American 3/14/17 3/22/17 0 $92
April San Francisco Los Angeles Alaska 4/3/17 4/18/17 0 $92
May San Francisco Los Angeles American 5/6/17 5/20/17 0 $92
June San Francisco Los Angeles American 6/1/17 6/14/17 0 $145
July San Francisco Los Angeles American 7/4/17 7/11/17 0 $145
August San Francisco Los Angeles American 8/17/17 8/22/17 0 $140

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$273
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$273 $161
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$161 $97
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$97 $97
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$97 $97
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$97

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $162.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $119.

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 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 05:40 20:30
Delta 13 13 13 13 13 6 12 06:45 19:10
United 17 14 14 16 17 10 13 06:42 22:55
Virgin America 10 10 10 10 10 7 9 06:40 20:55
Southwest 10 14 10 10 10 5 7 05:50 21:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $57.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $124.

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 33 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 379 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 24% 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: Seattle, WA

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Los Angeles Last modified: Jan 18, 2017 2:56 -05:00Number of routes searched: 183Number of itineraries searched: 2,716,124

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 -
Alaska -
JetBlue -
Delta -
United -
Virgin America -
Boutique MCE
American PHX
American PDX
American SEA
American DFW
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska LAS
Alaska SLC
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue JFK
JetBlue LAS
Delta SLC
Delta LAS
Frontier DEN
Hawaiian HNL
Hawaiian OGG
United DEN
United BOI
United EWR
United FAT
Virgin America DAL
Virgin America EWR
Virgin America FLL
Virgin America JFK

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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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles