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

Popular 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
Feb 22, 2016 Feb 23, 2016 $195
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 5, 2016 $195
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $195
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $195
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $195
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $172
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $172
Mar 2, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $172
Mar 5, 2016 Mar 16, 2016 $172
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 12, 2016 $172
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 17, 2016 $155
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $157
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 $157

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 $166.

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 $347 $253
7-14 days $221 $162
14-21 days $181 $157
21-30 days $172 $157
30-60 days $172 $155
60-90 days $172 $174
90+ days $172 $183

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
$155 $157 $161 $173 $173 $169 $178

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
February San Francisco Los Angeles Virgin America 2/29/16 3/9/16 1 $157
March San Francisco Los Angeles United 3/14/16 3/17/16 1 $155
April San Francisco Los Angeles American 4/2/16 4/5/16 0 $172
May San Francisco Los Angeles American 5/3/16 5/17/16 0 $172
June San Francisco Los Angeles United 6/7/16 6/13/16 0 $182
July San Francisco Los Angeles United 7/25/16 7/27/16 0 $182
August San Francisco Los Angeles United 8/12/16 8/15/16 0 $192
September San Francisco Los Angeles United 9/25/16 10/8/16 0 $192

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$393
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$393 $275
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$275 $218
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$218 $177
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$177 $172
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$172

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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 $177.

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 11 12 12 10 11 06:30 20:30
Delta 13 13 13 13 13 6 12 06:00 21:00
United 14 14 14 14 13 9 12 05:47 22:30
Virgin America 11 9 10 10 10 8 11 07:00 20:55

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 $90.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $170.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Los Angeles United, Delta, Alaska, US Airways, American, Virgin America $183
Sacramento to Los Angeles Alaska, United, Delta, US Airways, American, Hawaiian $172
Oakland to Los Angeles Alaska, Delta, US Airways, Spirit, Hawaiian $92
Reno to Los Angeles United, Delta, Alaska, US Airways, American $157
Fresno to Los Angeles United, Alaska, US Airways, American $187
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles Alaska, American $163
Monterey to Los Angeles Alaska, United, US Airways, American $120
San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles$200
Redding to Los Angeles United $266
Chico to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Modesto to Los AngelesCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach US Airways, JetBlue $103
San Francisco to Burbank United, US Airways $169
San Francisco to Santa Ana United, US Airways, AirTran $172
Oakland to Long Beach US Airways, JetBlue $103
Oakland to Burbank US Airways Check Dates
Sacramento to Long Beach US Airways, JetBlue $133
Sacramento to Burbank United, US Airways $231
San Jose to Burbank US Airways $272
San Jose to Long Beach Delta, US Airways $256
San Francisco to Las Vegas Alaska, Delta, United, US Airways, American, Hawaiian, JetBlue, AirTran, Virgin America $71
San Francisco to Ontario United, US Airways $169
San Francisco to San Diego Delta, United, US Airways, American, Hawaiian, Virgin America $192
Reno to Burbank Alaska, United, US Airways $234
Reno to Long Beach Alaska, Delta, US Airways $258
San Jose to Santa Ana US Airways Check Dates
Sacramento to Santa Ana United, US Airways $229
Oakland to Santa Ana US Airways, AirTran $255
Fresno to Long Beach US Airways $376
Sacramento to Ontario United, US Airways $233

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 PHX 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 27 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 321 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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